[Reprinted with permission from Lothos. For a side by side comparison: www.rootfest.org/AO] From email@example.com Wed Jun 30 16:00:09 1999 From: RootFest (firstname.lastname@example.org) To: email@example.com Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 18:18:31 -0400 (EDT) June 30, 1999 Dear Mr. John Vranesevich; Recently I glanced through a site feature on URL http://www.antionline.com called "Who R U" on Adam L. Beberg. I found that a picture contained therein was reprinted without my permission. The re-print of copyrights which are the property of another person, without written authorization, do not fall under the first amendment rights. In addition, "any intentional distortion, mutilation or other modification of the work that would be prejudicial to the artist's honor or reputation" is prohibited by the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990. I own the copyright for the picture which was taken on May 23, 1999 and published on June 23, 1999. Since permission to reproduce and distribute copies of my work have not been obtained, I consider your use an infringement on my copyright. I demand that you cease and desist from selling and/or distributing any more copies of my photograph. If this photograph is not removed within 24 hours, this matter may be handed over to my legal council. In addition, I ask that you compensate me in the amount of $20 per access or download for the use of copies to date. A copy of this letter has been given to my legal council, as well as being sent "blind carbon" to several third party individuals, so that it may be established that I have given you opportunity to remove the content voluntarily. If you have any questions regarding my request, you may contact me via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I would like to thank you for what I hope will be a prompt response to my requests. Sincerely, Lothos. -- This letter is copyright 1999 by Lothos. Reprint without prior written authorization is strictly prohibited.