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From: Anonymous <>
Subject: USGenWeb Advisory Board threatens lawsuit
Date: 19 Dec 1998 13:35:42 +0100
Please dessminate widely. This is your board in action.
Today, December 18, 1998, I received several correspondences from my ISP,
in which the USGenWeb Advisory Board, acting both as a group and
separately, threaten both myself and my ISP with a lawsuit over the posted
BOARD-EXEC material. These emails contain the following:
+++Begin fair use extracts+++
At the site http://www.radix.net/~merope A series private messages have
been posted which make post the poster and Radax Net liable to prosocution
for copyright violation. (Bob Bamford, Dec 10, 1998)
I would like to register my formal complaint against one of your
subscribers. This person is posting my private email to a list. She has
posted a private list's email to a web page. I wrote her privately and
asked her not to post the message to the list and she did so anyway. She
continues to violate everything that I believe free speech is all about.
(Betsey Mills, Dec 18, 1998)
[interesting concept of free speech!]
There are pages on one of your sites which contain items I hold the
copyright on and they have been placed there without my consent.
I am consulting with my attorney and if those pages are not removed from
your served, I shall be forced to name you as co-defendant in litigation
filed. (Virginia A. Cisewski, Dec 18, 1998)
+++End fair use extracts+++
You see how badly they do not want you to read this information.
My ISP requested that I remove this information, and I have done so.
I will keep you all posted as to its status.
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