writes "An interesting twist over at the Fake Chuck Westfall Blog. Fake Chuck (like Fake Steve before him) has a blog out parodying Canon's real Technical Information Advisor Chuck Westfall. It seems that Canon and their lawyers over at Loeb & Loeb are none too fond of all the fun that Fake Chuck and DSLR geeks everywhere have been having at their expense and have sent Fake Chuck's blog hosting company, WordPress, a notice to take the blog down. Canon's lawyers cite that Fake Chuck's blog is "calculated to mislead recipients," even though the blog has "fake" in the title, "fake" in the URL and "fake" just about everywhere else in the blog. What in the heck is wrong with Canon, do they really think that trying to shut down a parody blog is going to make their new 5D Mark II ship any faster?"
It's hard to understand Canon's reasoning here -- other than maybe to pull a "reverse" Streisand Effect and try
to get more attention to the blog. After all, before this, who actually cared about a fake blog of a guy most people had no clue even existed?