CheapAssGamer in Legal Dustup with Circuit City

Another case of Big Gaming oppressing the little guy?

As reported by Joystiq, CheapyD of CheapAssGamer has been forced to hire a lawyer to deal with Circuit City. The retailer’s ire was apparently triggered by leakage of upcoming price reductions posted on CAG.

In particular, Circuit City is pressuring CheapyD to give up the identity of Speedy1961, a user who regularly posts about price drops before they happen. Most recently, Speedy1961 revealed the $100 reduction on the 60GB PS3 ahead of the official E3 announcement.

CheapyD’s lawyer has filed a motion to quash Circuit City’s subpoena and we certainly hope it is successful.

Beyond that, how clueless is Circuit City management? Websites like CheapAssGamer create buzz and help drive sales.

GP: We encourage you to write to Circuit City and tell them how you feel about their ham-handed legal tactics. Sounds like a clear case of SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation)…

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