So Dolores O’Riordan-Burton is threatening to sue me. Great.
I suppose it’s about time I quit this Zombieguide thing. After all, if Mrs. Burton doesn’t appreciate the site, what’s the point in continuing to promote her career? I can find much better things with which to volunteer my time.
I have been operating under the impression that (a) I have a fair use right to operate a fan site at the domain doloresoriordan.com, (b) that this is a non-commercial site, and (c) that the existence of a fan site at doloresoriordan.com does not harm Mrs. Burton’s reputation (and in fact, promotes it). But I guess the Burtons don’t agree.
I am not sure what damages Burton seeks, because as far as I know, this site has done nothing but support her career and provide a place for thousands of fans to discuss the works of The Cranberries and related projects. I started writing for (and eventually took over) this site out of a deep respect (which I still have) for The Cranberries’ and O’Riordan’s catalog of creative work. I never really had any intentions other than to pay respect to that.
As per Mrs. Burton’s apparent wishes, the most popular online forums for discussing her band and solo career are now closed.
It’s been a fun nine years doing Zombieguide. Unending thanks to everyone who’s been supportive over the years. I’d like to thank each of you individually, but there just isn’t enough time in a day.
Feel free to put your goodbyes in the forums.