October 24, 2007
SueEasy a Hoax? I Don't Think So...
Eric Turkewitz notes (after a spot-on criticism of the site) a post suggesting that SueEasy may be a hoax, presumably to emphasize a perceived sue-happiness. I don't think it is for a couple of reasons:
- First, it would be a stupid one. Once exposed, it would be pretty easy to say, "Um, so you couldn't find enough actual evidence of overlitigation so you had to make it up yourself?" Not a good idea.
- More to the point, the evidence points away from it being a hoax. The whois entry shows that it's connected to Webtronaut which, while a little silly-looking and filled with Web 2.0 gobbldegook, appears to be legitimate. Searching for the name of the listed contact reveals various real-looking references -- the sort of thing that it would be uncommon for a hoax perpetrator to both with.
Put briefly, while I might wish it was a hoax, I don't think it is. It is undoubtedly a terrible idea, but it seems to be a real terrible idea.
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