|Date:|| Sun, 11 Jul 1999 11:16:18 -0700 (PDT)|
|From:|| Paul Andrew Mitchell <email@example.com> | Block address|
|Subject:|| Criminal Copyright Violation|
|To:|| Lloyd Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
Dear Lloyd Miller:
Mr. James H. Daughety is now suspected of
criminal copyright infringement. See URL:
He may have had accomplices, whose exact identity(s)
are presently not known to us.
Our criminal complaints will also name
anyone who linked to the stolen and modified
copies, wherever such copies may have resided
on the Internet. If Mr. Daugherty did not pay for
the copy(s) he received, he needs to consider
the Copyright Amnesty Program VERY seriously.
Criminal conspiracy is a separate offense,
in addition to copyright infringement.
If ISP's have aided and abetted these criminal
violations, in any way, they can also expect
similar criminal complaints to be filed
against their officers, principals, and
We have already begun to file verified criminal
complaints with specific FBI offices around
the country, with copies to certain mayors
and chiefs of police. This is my legal duty,
pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 4 (misprision of felony);
see 18 U.S.C. 241, 242.
If he has not paid for the book beyond the
stated deadline, Mr. Daugherty can expect us to file
criminal charges against ALL unpaid "linkers",
because they effectively saturated the market
with degenerate derivatives of the original book.
This is theft, plain and simple. A more charitable
description would be "a tragedy of the commons" --
a flock of ravenous birds, each taking their
"peck" and flying away. Try walking into any
book store and walking out with $25 worth of
books without paying for them!
For background on this question, see the
documents at the website of the Software &
Information Industry Association, cited at
the end of the Copyright Amnesty Program,
as they pertain to "shareware", "linking",
and ISP's who have pirates for customers.
Creating a link is material evidence of use
and of copyright infringement. The Preface
in ALL editions contained explicit Copyright
notices, a price schedule, and warnings
not to copy the book without paying for it,
and not to remove any Capitalization, bold,
underlines, or italics.
If you have any more questions, please put
them in writing and mail them to the mailing
location listed in the order form for the book
at Internet URL:
There are just too many violators for us to
support each one with individual replies to
every email message they might generate,
from this point forward.
They have damaged me seriously, and now they
want me to help them? What's wrong with this
Well, the Copyright Amnesty Program is all
the help they can expect, from now on.
/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
Counselor at Law, Federal Witness,
Private Attorney General and Author
(early editions under a pen name)
copy: echo back
--- Lloyd Miller <email@example.com> wrote:
> That document was immediately removed from our site
> when you notified us....the document was prepared by
> someone else and transmitted to us by e-mail. We
> the e-mail on the world wide web completely unaware
> it contained a copyright infringement by the author
> that e-mail.
> We are blameless and will not be intimidated by your
> extortionate threats. We have lawyers as well....
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Andrew Mitchell
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>;
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Sunday, July 11, 1999 1:24 PM
> Subject: Criminal Copyright Violation
> Hello Lloyd Miller:
> In re: http://supremelaw.org/letters/amnesty.htm
> Thank you for responding to our U.S. Mail
> containing a printed copy of the Copyright
> Amnesty Program.
> Our documentary evidence shows that a valid link to
> stolen and modified intellectual property was found
> in July of 1998 at Internet URL:
> A lawful NOTICE AND DEMAND was directed to
> James H. Daugherty on July 7, 1998 (or thereabouts),
> at P.O. Box 20273, Ferndale 48220-0273, Michigan.
> Mr. Daugherty failed to produce a certified copy of
> any written authorization(s) by this Author
> to promote stolen and modified copies of the
> book "The Federal Zone" at the above web page.
> (I never gave any such authorizations. I am the
> Past evidence of once valid links constitutes
> probable cause to charge the individual(s) involved
> with criminal copyright infringement, because
> they never paid for the work in question, and
> they have thereby aided and abetted interstate
> traffic in stolen property and falsely identified
> the true origins of the modified, derivative files,
> all in violations of the Copyright Act of 1976 and
> of the Lanham Act (false designation of origin).
> See 18 U.S.C. 2319 for the criminal penalties
> for copyright infringement:
> The Lanham Act authorizes an award of treble
> damages. See 15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq. (uncodified).
> Please review also the standards published by the
> Software & Information Industry Association ("SIIA")
> (formerly the Software Publishers Association)
> to determine if you have any liability in this
> matter, particularly as regards "shareware",
> "indirect infringements", maintaining pirates
> as ISP customers, and "linking".
> The pertinent SIIA standards are found in documents
> listed at the end of the Copyright Amnesty Program.
> To repeat, see URL's:
> Thank you.
> Sincerely yours,
> /s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
> Counselor at Law, Federal Witness,
> Private Attorney General and Author
> (early editions under a pen name)
> hard copy: via U.S. Mail
> email: echo back
> # # #
> --- email@example.com wrote:
> > Hello,
> > This email address:
> > is dedicated to providing summary answers to
> > questions
> > which arise from the Supreme Law Library.
> > The matter of criminal infringements of my
> > copyrights in "The Federal Zone: Cracking the Code
> > of Internal Revenue" is being handled by our
> > email address: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
> > I am forwarding a copy of this entire message to
> > that address, for prompt reply from there.
> > Thank you.
> > Sincerely yours,
> > /s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
> > Counselor at Law, Federal Witness,
> > Private Attorney General, Author
> > (early editions under a pen name),
> > and Webmaster of the Supreme Law
> > Library:
> > http://supremelaw.org
> > http://supremelaw.org/library
> > ---- you wrote:
> > > You have a new on-line transaction.
> > >
> > > FName : Lloyd
> > > LName : Miller
> > > Phone : 313 640 9316
> > > Address : PO Box 20273
> > > City : Ferndale
> > > State : Michigan
> > > Postal_code : 48224
> > > Country : USA
> > > Email : email@example.com
> > > Event: : Select Event
> > > Number_of_guests : 0
> > >
> > > comments
> > >
> > > Subject: Your "Copyright Amnesty Program"
> > Received by Snail Mail
> > >
> > > We have never read, used, or sold any part
> > the Federal Zone to the
> > > best our knowledge.
> > >
> > > If parts of it appeared, appear, or will
> > appear on our site it was or
> > > will be because of archiving the e-mail traffic
> > our discussion groups and
> > > not our intent. We cannot control what 1000's
> > folks might e-mail to us
> > > from time to time. We do not knowingly archive
> > copyrighted material, but
> > > some folks might remove copyrights before
> > e-mailing us..
> > >
> > > We are happy to delete any such copyrighted
> > items that our brought to
> > > our attention by whatever means.
> > >
> > > We are not interested in purchasing the
> > Federal Zone because we are not
> > > interested in legalistic approaches to restoring
> > American Freedom.
> > >
> > > Please let us know if there is anything more
> > we should delete from our
> > > site... We may have deleted something when you
> > first contacted us, but
> > > cannot at this time recall. We now have search
> > function which covers most
> > > of our site:
> > http://a-albionic.com/a-albionic.html. We have
> > searched
> > > "Federal Zone", but that may or may not locate
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