TO:       America Online, Inc.

          Attenton:  Legal Dept.

          AOL Way

          Dulles, Virginia


FROM:     Paul A. Mitchell, Author

          “The Federal Zone:

           Cracking the Code of Internal Revenue”

          (all electronic versions)


DATE:     January 21, 2000


SUBJECT:  criminal copyright infringement and

          false designation of origin



On the federal questions which arise from criminal copyright infringement, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2319 and the federal Copyright Act, and from falsely designating the true origins of the stolen and modified derivatives of “The Federal Zone” which were hosted on AOL’s network of computers without this author’s authorization, in violation of the Lanham Act, please be advised of my specific intent to sue AOL in its corporate capacity, and all individuals recently named in my VERIFIED CRIMINAL COMPLAINT executed and served on the Washington, D.C. office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in their private capacities, for all actual, consequential, and exemplary (punitive) damages, and for all other relief which an unbiased federal venue deems just and proper, under the circumstances including, but not limited to, all direct and indirect copyright infringements which occurred after March 17, 1999, and all related violation(s) of the Lanham Act, for falsely designating the origins of said stolen and modified derivatives of the subject work.


If you wish to settle this matter prior to filing of our imminent law suit, please contact me before 5:00 p.m. on January 31, 2000, at:



              Paul Andrew Mitchell

          c/o Richard P. Bartsch, Atty.

              P.O. Box 311

              Kealakekua 96750-0311

              HAWAII, USA


              tel: (808) 322-9658

              fax: (808) 322-3896



Sincerely yours,


/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell


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

Author, “The Federal Zone:

Cracking the Code of Internal Revenue”


All Rights Reserved without Prejudice



Copies:   Edwin J. Vieira, Jr.

          Manassas, Virginia


          Richard P. Bartsch,

          Attorney at Law

          (see address & phones above)