1. Donate to the PCHelp Legal Defense Fund
The Legal Defense Fund is administered by Arlene Gibson of Caliente, CA. Neither Arlene nor any other person receives any income or benefit from the Fund. 100% of all donations go to defray legal costs in the suit. Thus far, all funds disbursed from the LDF have paid attorney fees to Orr & Reno, who represent me in the case.
The mailing address of the Fund is:
PcHelp Legal Defense Fund
P.O. Box 82
Caliente, CA 93518
The Fund can accept credit card donations via PayPal. In addition, Eric Erades has added a new term to the net.lexicon with his "LDFWare". Eric has generously dedicated his CD Labeler Gold to the Legal Defense Fund. It can be purchased here for $15 (or more). Contributions go to the LDF.
2. Tell Your Friends
If you agree with me that people should know about this lawsuit and my defense, take a little time to tell your friends about it.
3. Tell The Press
A number of journalists, writers, and software professionals have shown an interest in this case. It relates not only to ordinary individuals such as myself, but to anyone who might choose to publicly criticize the marketing practices of a software maker.
If you know any professionals who should know about this case, take a little time to call their attention to it.
4. Put a Link on Your Site
Here's a button you might like to use:
Sample code for placing this image on your web page:
<a href="http://pc-help.org/suit/"><img src="help.gif" border="0"></a>
If you want it to open in a new window:
<a href="http://pc-help.org/suit/" target="pchelp"><img src="help.gif" border="0"></a>
5. Talk to the 'PCHelpers'
Public response to the lawsuit has been gratifying. Large numbers of people have offered support of all kinds, for which I thank every one from the bottom of my heart.
Some of them have formed a group, the 'PCHelpers.' They've posted a series of websites, which are all readily accessed via www.pchelpers.org. They've made a big effort to document the facts of the situation and to encourage further support.
Please note that I am not a member of that group and I do not speak through them. But I do very much appreciate their efforts to champion my side in this legal conflict.
They're a decent and friendly bunch, and I know they appreciate hearing from people who share their views.
6. Follow the Case
No matter how much or how little material support you can offer, I will always be pleased to hear from friends who wish me well, and I hope concerned people everywhere will maintain an interest in this lawsuit.
Lawsuits can be slow, grinding affairs. But as surely as they are slow, they are also inexorable. Try not to forget what's at stake and the very real impact this case has upon me and my family, and upon the future with respect to others and the law itself.
7. Subscribe to PC-Help.Org
I am in the midst of creating a subscription-only section of this website.
While I have always sought to provide help at no cost to visitors and correspondents, there is some useful material that I have assembled at considerable expense of time and effort, which I think many people may find is worth a moderate fee to access.
The subscription service will primarily provide tutorials and examples along with well-organized links to lesser-known information resources.
The income from subscriptions will certainly help support my labors on this website, and it could make a real difference in my ability to support my legal defense.
Much remains to be done to prepare the site for this subscription service. Watch for an announcement in the near future.