Richard Buss

VP/Operations - Lightspeed Media Corp

PMB 202

20229 N 67th AVE. Suite C-4

Glendale AZ 85308-6665

Phone: (623)-487-9453, 1-877-548-3773

Nickname: RocHard

ICQ: 93001297

What started out as a garden variety legal threat, turned into the posterchild for overzealous armchair lawyers that are more interested in suing than resolving the problem. These are the types of people that directly contribute to the problem of the legal system. A system that allows any assclown to agressively pursue a lawsuit while intentionally ignoring and refusing the easy solution. Worse, refusing a solution that would have been required of him had it gone to court.

"You have forty-eight hours to remove the picture."

The first mail from Richard Buss and his ultimatum.

Provide proof and i'll remove it.

This seems abundantly simple to me. If he actually dragged this to a court, he would have to file a document proving they own the image. Rather than do this, I ask for him to prove it and avoid all the headache. All he had to do was point out of one of the numerous sites in his spammy signature and told me that the girl in the picture was named "tawnee stone", and I could have put two and two together. Instead, he decides to fight this as if he has some secret desire to be macho by waving his penis like a gavel.

"Please Shut Him"

Shut him "up"? Shut him "down"? Who knows...

"Until then, i'll lump it in with the rest of the screwballs."

And I have the case record to back it =)

"We go to court over copyright issues on a weekly basis."

No matter how he meant it, this came across as purely disgusting. What is interesting here is that he threatens to report us to the police for the image being "kiddie porn", yet maintains that his company holds the copyright to it. So if this image is his and the girl isn't 18, that means that Lightspeed Media sells child pornography. If the girl is 18, then he is violating a wide range of laws depending on state and federal law that including filing a false police report, harassment, and malicious prosecution. If this ever went past the initial complaint, he would likely be guilty of obstruction of justice and perjury, all in order to "seriously fuck up [my] life". What a reputable business.

"We do have rights, and we will exercise them."

Besides missing the point of the web page, harassment and threatening us in such a manner as his previous mail suggests isn't a right.

"It's an even more simple matter to [prove] ... that you hold the copyright."

Despite being warned that this mail would be published, Richard Buss shows what kind of person he is, and what kind of company Lightspeed Media is. But let me guess, he did so thinking he could threaten another lawsuit...

"we will fight you however we can within the confines of the law."

How can someone blatantly threaten to break the law in attempt to make my life hell, and not expect me to fight back?

"..have passed that matter on to our attorney."

Err, didn't he already do this when he cc'd his lawyer? Thanks for the heads up.

"the only people who refused to provide proof are the ones who had no claim.."

Acts like a quack.. sounds like a quack...


After all this headache, he provides the one thing I asked for originally. Why do I have to pull teeth to get people to resolve this simply and to their satisfaction?


Oh yeah, hope he considers everything...

"I understand where you are at."

No.. no you don't.

"Does look like it caters to adult images or porn?"

And of course, he didn't reply.

Jun 17, 2004 - I noticed that Richard's personal page uses images copyrighted by other people, and I find this terribly ironic. Check out his picture page and notice the thumbnail of the two girls kissing, labeled "Adventure Weekend Phoenix 2003". This image is copyrighted to Tanya Chalkin and can be obtained in poster format from Since Richard shows that copyright law is only there to serve his purpose, I am restoring the image he whined about.

May 27, 2005 - Looks like Lightspeed Media fell on hard times.
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