|Date:|| Wed, 22 Jul 1998 08:19:38 -0700 (PDT)|
|From:|| Paul Andrew Mitchell <email@example.com> | Block address|
|Subject:|| COPYRIGHT VIOLATION (980721-1294098)|
The information you seek is in the NOTICE AND DEMAND
mentioned below. You have our permission to contact
the responsible individual(s) for a copy of same.
It is not conveniently available to us at this
moment. Please review all email traffic from us
during the past month.
/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
> We at MindSpring have received your emails on copyright
infringement. However, these emails do not specify any type of
infringement that may be occurring. If you have any information on
copyright infringement on the part of MindSpring or a party relating
to MindSpring, please contact us with specific information regarding
said matter so we may promptly take care of the situation provided it
> We would like to assist you in any matters that you find to be not
in accordance with the law and/or any other industry standards at the
present time. However general mailings such as the one included below
are not progressive in finding a solution to these types of problems.
> Tamara Ward
> MindSpring Technical Support
> Harrisburg, PA
> > TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
> > Please review the electronic NOTICE AND DEMAND
> > which we transmitted to you and/or your company
> > several days ago. Please also see the InterNIC
> > WHOIS entry for the violating domain at URL:
> > http://rs.internic.net/cgi-bin/whois
> > for names of contacts responsible, in part,
> > for that domain.
> > Please also be informed of the following:
> > If A is pointing to stolen property on B's computer,
> > and B decides to move the stolen property without
> > telling A, then A is still pointing to stolen property,
> > even if the link is rendered invalid by such a move.
> > Moreover, the link to what was once a valid URL
> > provides valuable clues to locating the principal
> > infringer, who continues to violate the author's
> > exclusive copyrights with AOL's file servers,
> > and other file server(s).
> > Similar links can be found in the index databases
> > of search engines commonly available on the Internet.
> > If an Internet Service Provider fails to act,
> > after being informed of a copyright violation
> > on their computers, that ISP is liable for
> > contributory copyright infringement, and
> > possibly also direct copyright infringement.
> > Contributory copyright infringement is explained in the
> > industry standards now documented at the website of
> > Software Publishers Association (http://www.spa.org).
> > Ignorance of the law is no excuse. If criminal
> > violators feel "threatened" by imminent copyright
> > enforcement, that is a problem of their own making.
> > A lawful NOTICE AND DEMAND, to produce certified
> > evidence of the author's prior permission to
> > post all or part of "The Federal Zone" on the
> > Internet, is in no ways a "threat" [sic],
> > particularly when that permission was not given.
> > We intend to exhibit all offensive email to the
> > jury to be convened in this copyright matter.
> > If necessary, we will repeat this message.
> > Sincerely yours,
> > /s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
> > Author of "The Federal Zone: Cracking the
> > Code of Internal Revenue" (all editions),
> > under a pen name
> > website: http://supremelaw.com/library
> > ---firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > The email@example.com email address is no longer being
> > Please see the guide below for where to direct your request.
> > >
> > > For questions, comments, and suggestions regarding the
> > homepage, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
> > >
> > > MindSpring dial-up customers needing help with their www or ftp
> > space, please write to email@example.com.
> > >
> > > If you are writing to report unsolicited email or network abuse,
> > please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
> > >
> > > If you would like to inquire about MindSpring dial-up services,
> > please write to email@example.com.
> > >
> > > If you would like to inquire about MindSpring Commercial Web
> > and Internet Domain services, please write to
> > >
> > > For technical support for Internet domains and commercial Web
> > hosting accounts, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
> > >
> > > For all other Customer Service issues, please write to
> > email@example.com. If your email needs to be directed
> > they will help you.
> > >
> > > Thanks for using MindSpring.
> > >
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> > From firstname.lastname@example.org Tue Jul 21 19:42:18 1998
> > Received: from pop.internal.mindspring.com
> > by superfly (fetchmail-4.2.9 POP3 run by service)
> > for <root@localhost> (single-drop); Tue Jul 21 19:42:18 1998
> > Return-Path: <email@example.com>
> > Received: from send1a.yahoomail.com (send1a.yahoomail.com
> > by camel9.mindspring.com (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id TAA20957
> > for <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Tue, 21 Jul 1998 19:25:07 -0400
> > Message-ID: <email@example.com>
> > Received: from [126.96.36.199] by send1a; Tue, 21 Jul 1998
> > Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 12:56:17 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Paul Andrew Mitchell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Subject: COPYRIGHT VIOLATION
> > To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
> > MIME-Version: 1.0
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
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