Crikey have a great piece on the travails of Canberra public servant Martyn Yang after his nerf gun fan site got onto the wrong radars and the big guns of Baker & McKenzie and their fields operatives.
things took a nasty turn when Hasbro decided to send in the big guns. On Sunday, Yang was told by his neighbours that some creepy people were hanging around his apartment. He confronted them, one of whom called herself “Christine”. They wanted to tape the conversation. Yang told Crikey he was ” so taken aback/shocked by the ambushing technique that I talked to them.”
“My neighbours were freaked out by the sight of the Baker & McKenzie ‘representatives’ lurking around our apartment building on a Sunday afternoon. Apparently they’d been hanging around all day waiting for me! I’ve asked around and been told that the people were probably private investigators engaged by Bakers and not Baker & McKenzie themself but I don’t think that that lets Hasbro or the law firm off the hook?—?ultimately they are responsible for making sure that the tactics that they use are reasonable.”
Very foolish to be hating on their fans like that.