No less that Mike Filsaime suggested I post here about this subject.
I've known Mike since my first foray into IM, although he never knew me as other than an internet customer of his. I was just one of thousands when I first encountered him. Truth be known, after my first purchase from him, I asked for a refund. That was back in the days when he was selling software packages with resale rights. I think they were probably pre-made resale packages. It may have been my first encounter with the concept of PLR.
Over the years, I've come across Mr. Filsaime numerous times, and I've developed a sort of love-hate relationship with him. He and I have never met in person, and I doubt he ever knew who I was. Some of his products have been astounding since those early days. Many have been well out of my price range, although I can say I've contributed a couple thousand dollars to his "campaign fund" over the years. :-)
Recently, here in a WSO, Mike ran a sale on his Evergreen product that allows the "average Joe" to create what appears to be a webinar. It basically lets anyone create a sales video and present it as being a live event, complete with fake attendees. Sorry, but that's what it is.
I, perhaps incorrectly, pointed this out in that WSO thread:
He responded in his inimitable style and grace, suggesting that the subject of my post was noteworthy, and should be brought up for discussion here. He actually put me in my place while suggesting that I wasn't stupid.
So, I thought I would breach the subject here.
Do you think it is ethical and honest to "fake" a live event to present what amounts to a long format sales video?
I'd appreciate your thoughts.