In case you’re curious, here is the link to the press release we are issuing later today about the Court’s ruling in our favor. Obviously, you get the most complete picture by reading the whole thing, but the gist of it is captured in a few choice snippets:
If you learn nothing else, know this:
“On November 25, 2008, the U.S. District Court denied a proposed ban of the remotely-deployed computer monitoring software product, RemoteSpy, sold by CyberSpy Software, LLC. As of December 3, 2008, RemoteSpy is once again available for sale and users of the popular software can once again access their accounts.”
I give special thanks to the customers who spoke up for us:
Spence added: “After considering the sworn testimony of numerous parents and employers who depend on our software to monitor the activities of their children and employees, the Court rightly denied the FTC’s attempt to shut us down.”
Our General Counsel, Clegg Ivey, makes an interesting analogy:
“Yet, they tried to shut us down because some unspecified person out there might violate our license agreement, ignore the warnings contained on our website and in the user guide, and misuse the software to break the law,” Ivey continued. “That’s exactly what the Recording Industry said when they asked a court to ban MP3 players as being useful only for music piracy,” Ivey said, “but I represented Diamond Multimedia in that case and the Court agreed with us.” Ivey added: “The Recording Industry was wrong then just like the FTC is wrong now.”
I’ll post more soon about our amazing customers and the various ways in which they stepped up to set the record straight. I am also hoping that Clegg will devote a future post to talking more about the similarities between MP3 players and computer monitoring software.