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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, CadillacFAQ.com IMPORTANT thread in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; In Febuary, 2007, The GM legal department contacted me about some materials posted at CadillacFAQ.com and asked that I remove ...
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    CadillacFAQ.com IMPORTANT thread

    In Febuary, 2007, The GM legal department contacted me about some materials posted at CadillacFAQ.com and asked that I remove them as they were copyrighted materials. These materials included the TSB library and several other documents in the document library. After some back and forth communication which involved some lawyers, and despite my better efforts, I was forced to removed this material from this website.

    What I am most frusterated about is that Cadillac would not entertain the option for me to license those materials so it would then be able to host that material. I was immediatly and completely shot down going this route.
    As well, I did not want to fight a very lengthly and costly legal battle which I could neither afford nor want to undertake.

    Therefore, I am very sorry announce that the TSB library and some of the documents in the document library will be removed.

    I did my best to keep it available so that enthusiasts, such as you and I, would have access to this and be better informed about this car.

    THE FAQ WILL STILL BE OPEN and will continue to create procedures and important information about the CTS and CTS-V just without the offending materials

    Special thanks to a certain member (who will remain unnamed) of this forum who helped me to navigate the legal nonsense.

    You can go to this page: http://www.cadillacfaq.com/gmlegal/ to leave a comment which I will put into a sinle document and forwarded to the interested parties at GM or you can post your comments here.

    Thank you everyone for all your continued support.

    Reed- CTSVETT

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    Re: CadillacFAQ.com IMPORTANT thread

    That just blows... no better way to put it...

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    Re: CadillacFAQ.com IMPORTANT thread

    I know, sorry....

    fill in a comment on this page: http://www.cadillacfaq.com/gmlegal.html


    Reed

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    Re: CadillacFAQ.com IMPORTANT thread

    Done.

    It's all about assets, liabilities, and owners equity, ain't it?

    Thanks, Reed.
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    Re: CadillacFAQ.com IMPORTANT thread

    Of course they made you take them down. Educated consumers are not as profitable.

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    Re: CadillacFAQ.com IMPORTANT thread

    What better way to alienate your customers than to prevent them from safely maintaining their own vehicle or accessing important information that would be otherwise lost in corportate bureaucracy.
    We have the right to know these TSB's and for them to stuff it in a place no one can find, or make it difficult to obtain, makes me question their intentions.
    I want to know if my knuckle bearing is faulty and can give out in hard turns or whatever comes up...
    As a response to GM I can only request at this point they allow us access to their TSB bulletin board of some sort. They may choose what to list, however, something they can offer us, the people, the reason they are in business...

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    I'm sorry Reed,you and the faq have been so helpfull to me.I can't believe GM would do this to us,I guess they want everybody clueless now.

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    Re: CadillacFAQ.com IMPORTANT thread

    M5 for me in 08

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    Sorry Reed, I know it must have been alot of work pulling that together.

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    Re: CadillacFAQ.com IMPORTANT thread

    Reed -

    Your site has been far more valuable to me than anything GM, Cadillac, or their service/sales departments have offered me.

    Their actions make my next vehicle purchase that much easier. Cross every GM product off the list. Hell, I already skipped the current Z06 buying a go-kart instead.

    What a shame

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    So long GM! Rot in Hell!
    Don't mess with Binky Bear!


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    Re: CadillacFAQ.com IMPORTANT thread

    Too late. We read them! GM people can read?

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    Re: CadillacFAQ.com IMPORTANT thread

    Cadillac DOESN"T GET IT!

    They should have been paying you!

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    Re: CadillacFAQ.com IMPORTANT thread

    I wrote a comment on Reed's site, and then read this thread, it is amazing how consistent each V owner is regarding this action from GM. I am not a lawyer, and am sure the copyright for this material has some merit, but to disallow it on the most helpful V site on the Net is selfish, self-serving and an obvious ploy to limit the resources of GM's own consumers. Actions, and the attitudes of those who make these decisions, are the reason GM has suffered in recent years. GM is making a resurgenece currently, but in a few years if their support for consumers is ignored as in this action, they will find themselves again looking for foreign automakers to save their butts!
    Pitiful souls, they just don't get it!!!!!!!

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    Re: CadillacFAQ.com IMPORTANT thread

    Quote Originally Posted by HushH View Post
    Of course they made you take them down. Educated consumers are not as profitable.
    foooocking gm.looks like i need to hold on the third V and give the M/AMG cars a closer look.

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