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suspicions have been confirmed when I received a mail from former Amway Global Diamond and
IBOAI board member, Chuck Goetschel, asking me to remove his critical
statements about Amway from my website. After I asked him why he wanted
his once bold statements against the "the best business opportunity in the
world" removed from the web, he stated "I have voluntarily agreed with
Quixtar to request the removal of my content from all blogs, sites, postings..."
A few weeks earlier I received a similar letter from Randy Haugen, copying the
same attorney as Goetschel did, asking me to remove his critical statements. Of course in both letters
"copyrights" was mentioned.
Certainly they do own the copyrights, but the copyright grounds are dubious and puffed up at best since these former diamonds are generating no revenue from their works. That is they do not "vend" their works, for which copyright protection would be a beneficial protection. If fact they provided it free to the internet for years.
Amway Global is always concerned about keeping its reputation clean and pristine and in my opinion will go to almost any length to silence former high level distributors who make critical statements about the company and the business opportunity. Certainly these former successful distributors have a much higher perceived credibility than people with little experience in the business. It is no wonder that Amway would like to silence them as quickly as possible. There are only a few former high level distributors with active online content, those by Eric Scheibeler, and Bruce Anderson. Bo Short's criticisms on formerdiamond.com were removed a while back and Don Lorenzc. You can still find them on archive.org. www.formerdiamond.com Don Lorenzc
I'm sure there are even more former Amway diamond distributors who would like to speak out against the company, but they do not want to tangle with Amway's multi-million dollar legal budget. As I have learned first hand, a legal battle is not about the law, but who has the most money to fight the battle.