Chinese computer music portal Midifan let us know that they’d received a cease and desist letter from Behringer lawyers, asking the site to stop describing them as shameless copycats.
“Midifan has received a lawyer’s letter from Behringer last week,” explains Midifan founder Nan Tang. “Behringer claimed that Midifan using insulting words such as ‘copycat’, ‘shameless’ has caused the reputation of the four clients (Uli Behringer, MUSIC Tribe Global Brands Ltd, Zhongshan Behringer Electronic Co., Ltd and Zhongshan Ouke Electronic Co., Ltd) to be seriously damaged,” he adds.
Tang says that the law firm representing Behringer says that they ‘plans to pursue legal responsibilities through criminal way.’
In response the letter, Midifan has published an apology of sorts on their site:
“Here, on behalf of Midifan, I hereby make a very solemn apology to the four principals who have been “seriously hurt”:
1. Apologize for the wording of “plagiarized dogs.” The cute dog is a human friend and the dog does not copy it. This is not correct, I’m sorry.
2. Express apologize for the wording of “Shameless People.” Because Behringer is a company, not a person, this is not correct. I’m sorry.
3. Apologize for the allegation that Behringer’s products are plagiarized. The politically correct statement is “reference” or “tribute.” These actions are all not plagiarism at all. I am sorry.”