For years we've turned the other cheek as the LibDems have wilfully broken
copyright in order to gain political advantage by misrepresenting our material.
Now the time has come to say enough is enough. Yesterday we provided formal
notice that we required the copyright infringement to cease, but were
disappointed to note that despite an acknowledgement of our request, they
actually continued to distribute their copyright infringed material. We have
therefore had no alternative but to ask solicitors to draft proceedings which
will be presented when the Court opens on Monday morning. Under the
circumstances we will be seeking an injunction and damages. It's quite wrong
that the LibDems don't seem to feel that they should be bound by the same
copyright laws as everyone else.
Costs are expected to run to around £10,000 according to the Tories. In the meantime, the Tories are distributing this leaflet, which those in the know, looks very much like a LibDem one. Great stuff!
I have to say as a Tory that it is nice to see the LibDems get a taste of their own medicine. Whatever the result of this by-election Grant Shapps and his team have drawn a line in the sand and taken on the LibDems in a way which has rarely happened in the past.