Did you know all of Chipotle’s political contributions go to the Republican Party? Did you know Starbucks gives 55% to the DNC?
I was really excited to find out about The Blue Pages, a conscientious guide to shopping. This could really make a difference. This book could answer pesky questions one might have about Dominos Pizza.
Then, yesterday, someone sent me a link to Buy Blue. They are bringing a lawsuit against PoliPointPress for basically stealing the idea.
BuyBlue participated in a series of meetings and consultations with PoliPoint staff and contractors. We shared our research and organizational methodology with PoliPoint, relying on Polipoint’s representations that they would use it to develop the Buyblue Buyers Guide 2006 in conjunction with BuyBlue.org.
This seems like something more than a he said/she said type of situation. It appears that the folks at PoliPointPress directly stole the concept as well as Buy Blue’s research. I’m left wondering if it’s true. It would be very unfortunate to find out that this book and its mission be tied to something dirty. I loathe people who steal ideas.