Legal Action Can Result in Unwanted Attention

Tech Dirt has coined a phrase, the Streisand Effect, to refer to instances in which trying to diffuse unwanted publicity with legal action only serves to spur even more unwanted attention. We discussed just this type of occurrence in one of our most popular posts, Video of DEA Agent Shooting Himself Prompts LawsuitForbes has now set up a whole slideshow of Streisand Effect scenarios (go to the Tech Dirt article for the direct link).  All of these are excellent examples of why legal action is not always the best action.