While he can do nothing to prevent bad reviews for J.D. & The Straight Shot, Knicks owner James Dolan is perfectly capable of using his vast resources to crush the groundswell of opposition to his…existence?
From the NY Post’s Marc Berman.
Knicks owner James Dolan (above) has sent his lawyers after the new Web site selltheknicks.com for peddling derogatory T-shirts with his likeness, including one with Dolan pictured in a dunce cap, The Post has learned.
According to sources, Cablevision attorney Ashima Dayal dispatched an e-mail to cafepress.com, which manufactures, distributes and handles the shirt sales for the fledging anti-Dolan Web site, whose birth was first reported in the Post’s Rumble section 10 days ago.
The e-mail from Dolan’s lawyer said, in part, the Dolan T-shirts, which sell for $19.99, “infringes upon their intellectual property rights.” In accordance with the notice, the manufacturer has temporarily taken the T-shirts off the site.
The founders of selltheknicks.com are trying to convince the manufacturer that all the T-shirts need not be banned.
“I don’t know how you claim something like that,” said one of the Web site founders, who requested his last name not be used for this story. “His face is one thing. The name Dolan is incredibly generic. It’s a common name.”
The same source said his Web site will continue on, and if they can’t sell the old T-shirt, they are planning to make a new one inscribed “Dol-ass.”
“It’s kind of spineless,” he said. “At least we have [Dolan’s] attention. If he wasn’t scared of what we possibly could do, he’d let it roll over. It’s encouraging, but it’s also disappointing he’s being so petty and can’t take a joke.”
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To say that I deslike James Dolan would be an understatement. I hate him almost as much as I hate that clown BUSH. Someone needs to tell him and that other slime bag Silver that the westside yards are ready for them to put the fantasy bullshit project they thought up to work. I want to buy dolans new blues cd like I want my legs to fall off when the KNICKS win the title. REMEMBER when he took off msg then bought it .Remember when took off the yankees then the mets . How`s that working out? I hope every knick fan makes him feel real comfortable this year at msg .Glen SATHER is another genius in Dolans mind. AFTER years of failure the rangers finally make the playoffs and the idiot DOLAN gives SATHER the credit. WE don`t need the jets, the super bowl, the final 4,the olympics, we have JAMES DOLAN. THANKS ROBERT J DITO JETS, RANGER,FAN AND LIFETIME NEW YORKER