These tech companies are digging their own graves.
Via the Washington Free Beacon:
An online retail platform terminated the account for gun rights activist Cody Wilson's company without explanation on Monday.
Shopify shut down Wilson's Defense Distributed storefront at 7:07 am EDT according to an email from the company's legal team to Wilson. The email said the account, which had been operating in good standing for over two years, was going to be shuttered in the next week and the storefront it was operating would be immediately inaccessible to the public.
"This email is to inform you that your Shopify store, defdist.myshopify.com, has been closed," the email said. "Your Plus Agreement with Shopify dated March 29, 2016, is terminated as of the date of this email ("Termination"). Public access to your storefront has been disabled. You will continue to be able to access your admin for 5 business days if you wish to export your store data. On August 17, 2018, your account will be permanently closed and you will have no further access to your store or its data. We note that the limited access to Shopify's services post Termination, as described above, is governed by Shopify's Terms of Service."
Wilson replied to the email asking what the company's justification for terminating the account was and threatening legal action against them.
"I'm requesting your justification for ending our contract without notice or appeal," Wilson told Shopify. "I'd like it by the end of business today. The next time I ask will be through my attorneys."...
"I'm a Shopify Plus merchant," Wilson told the Washington Free Beacon. "Which means they have an annual contract they sign with me and they take a percentage of my sales. I'm publicly demanding they return the money they made off me."
Shopify did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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