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This article was published on April 12, 2009

    Goldman Sachs vs. Blogger Mike Morgan

    Goldman Sachs vs. Blogger Mike Morgan
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    Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

    goldman-sachs-logoBlogger Mike Morgan started a blog just a few week ago titled “Info, Comments, Opinions and Facts about Goldman Sachs” at GoldmanSachs666.com.

    In that time Morgan, a registered investment adviser, has written a number of posts related to Goldman Sachs, other banks and the banking industry as a whole.

    On April 8th, the bank instructed Chadbourne & Park to contact Morgan with a cease and desist order (viewable here), making clear that legal action would be taken if he didn’t shut down the site immediately – the same old stuff really.

    Not without a fight

    Investment banker Morgan has made clear he isn’t disappearing any time soon. He points out that the site meets all legal requirements and clearly states on the header of the homepage that he isn’t affiliated with Goldman Sachs at any level.

    He makes clear, again on the homepage:

    “Yes, I am short Goldman Sachs stock. I believe this company is evil and should not exist. We need to begin to break up companies that have as much control over world finances as Goldman Sachs.”

    (Hence, the 666 in the blog’s domain name.)

    A section of his blog is specifically devoted to the matter, where he accepts that he is likely to end up in court. Morgan notes, should the blog be shut down, he has a number of other domain names registered that he plans to make use of.