Wal-Mart Threatens Black Friday Action

Sites Revealing Its Coupons Could Face Action

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Over the last couple of years, a number of sites have taken to posting retailers' Black Friday coupons days and weeks in advance of their publication. Wal-Mart is now threatening to take legal action against those who do.

In a letter to one such site, Wal-Mart said: "Such violations can give rise to liabilities and severe legal penalties. ... To the extent that the methods of acquisition or use include criminal activity, criminal penalties may also apply."

BFads, a Black Friday site that says its previous postings have helped Wal-Mart (even while insisting Wal-Mart is destroying small towns on the way to world domination), said it is likely to comply, mostly because it doesn't have the resources to fight such legal battles.
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