From: Declan McCullagh (declan[at]
To: politech[at]
Cc:, jericho[at],, staff[at],,
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 18:00:07 -0400
Subject: FC: Mastercard lawyers threaten over satire site

Politechnicals may remember a similar war of nastygrams erupting in April 
over a rec.humor.funny posting that had fun with their "priceless" 
advertising campaign. Mastercard backed down and the joke remains online.

Humorless Mastercard lawyers threaten rec.humor.funny newsgroup

Mastercard's suite of lawyers -- who really should find a more productive 
way to occupy their time -- also sued Ralph Nader and lost:

As always, I invite Mastercard to respond and clarify their position. I 
will forward their reply unedited.


[E-mail thread between MC / me deleted]

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