February 14, 2002 A.D.

Library of Congress

Copyright Office

101 Independence Avenue, S.E.

Washington 20559-6000



Subject:  Copyright Registration Status of “The Federal Zone:

          Cracking the Code of Internal Revenue” (all editions)


Dear Copyright Office:


I am writing to request from you the status of My completed Form TX:  Application for Copyright Registration, signed by Me on June 21, 2001 A.D.


Later, I received the USPS Form 3811 (“green card”) indicating that, on July 23, 2001 A.D., you did receive My application, fee, and deposit of two (2) printed and bound copies of the best edition.  See 17 U.S.C. 408(a) and (b)(2).


Since I have not heard from you concerning the status of My application for copyright registration, I must ask that you confirm whether or not registration has been refused.  Please also send a receipt for the $30.00 filing fee, which was tendered via standard bank check.


See 17 U.S.C. 411(a) and Nova Stylings, Inc. v. Ladd, 695 F.2d 1179 (9th Cir. 1983) (a party may now sue for infringement notwithstanding the refusal of the Register to register the claim to copyright).


It is my understanding that, if you have refused registration, I am still entitled to institute an action for infringement as long as notice and a copy of the complaint are served on the Register of Copyrights.


Please be advised that, on August 1, 2001 A.D., I did file an action for copyright infringement in the case of Mitchell v. AOL Time Warner, Inc. et al., DCUS Sacramento #CIV. S-01-1480 WBS DAD PS.


This latter case was recently appealed to the Ninth Circuit because the United States District Court erred (in part) by adopting a finding that I never registered My copyright.


Thank you very much for your consideration.



Sincerely yours,


/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell


Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.

Author, Damaged Party and Plaintiff


All Rights Reserved without Prejudice


U.S. Mail:


  c/o General Delivery

  Phillipsville 95559-9999



copy:  Clerk of Court

       501 “I” Street, Suite 4-200

       Sacramento 95814-2322