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Copyright Infringement complaint from Vanity Fair/Condé Nast
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Posted on 09/23/2003 1:40:22 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Edited on 09/25/2003 11:29:47 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Subject: Copyright Infringement

Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 15:42:53 -0400

From: "Gigante, John D."

To: "'WEBMASTER@FREEREPUBLIC.COM'" WEBMASTER@FREEREPUBLIC.COM

September 23, 2003

VIA CERTIFIED MAIL RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED, AND BY E-MAIL TO WEBMASTER@FREEREPUBLIC.COM Free Republic, LLC P.O. Box 9771 Fresno, CA 93794

Re: Copyright Infringement Dear Sir or Madam:

We represent The Conde Nast Publications, publisher of Vanity Fair. It has come to our attention that your website posted and continues to post without permission at least two copies of an article entitled "The Message in the Anthrax" written by Don Foster for the October 2003 issue of Vanity Fair.

Mr. Foster owns the copyright in this article and Vanity Fair paid for the exclusive right to publish the article for a limited period of time. As the copyright owner, Mr. Foster has the legally enforceable right to determine who, if anyone, may publish the article, and during the period of its exclusivity, Vanity Fair has the legally protectable right to be the only party publishing the article.

Your reproduction of this article on your site (even if it was posted by third parties) is an infringement by you of Mr. Foster's copyright rights and, since your infringement continues to occur during the period of Vanity Fair's exclusivity, it also violates Conde Nast's rights. The remedies available under the U.S. Copyright Act are severe, including injunctive relief, payment of statutorily-prescribed damages of up to $150,000 per infringement, and reimbursement of attorneys' fees.

We demand that you immediately remove from your website all materials from Vanity Fair and any other Conde Nast publication, and that you provide us with a written statement specifying all of the material removed, and that you agree not to use any Conde Nast material in the future unless you first obtain the copyright owner's written permission (which may be granted or withheld). If you do not agree, we will advise our client it must pursue more formal means to resolve this problem. We expect to hear from you within ten (10) days of your receipt of this letter.

Sincerely,

John Gigante, Esq. Sabin, Bermant & Gould LLP Four Times Square New York, N. Y. 10036-6526 Tel. 212-381-7066 Fax. 212-381-7227

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To: Chad Fairbanks
The left is instituting another of their chill winds because of our free speech.

We must be on target to be taking flak like this.

151 posted on 09/24/2003 1:34:45 PM PDT by weegee
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To: Chad Fairbanks
We are in the Information Age but Big Media doesn't like to be questioned. We are to accept what they say and not to question the facts or their biases. Baaaaaaaaaaa.


152 posted on 09/24/2003 1:38:48 PM PDT by weegee
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To: MineralMan; Jim Robinson
. I wonder if someone is ratting out FR to publications.

It's not that simple. There is a figure behind the curtain.

Expect many more of these to come during the period prior to the Presidential Election.

FR is a great source of information, and exposes much of the MEDIA for what is really is.

THOSE IN POWER do not like the fact that FR has POWER. The POWER of INFORMATION, the Power of COMMUNICATION. We gathered together and helped prevent the Democrats from illegally recounting votes behind closed doors, and this will not be forgotten.

We expose the lies on TV, in NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, and the figure behind the curtain doesn't like it.

If you think someone hasn't noticed the Protestors that appear wherever B and H appear, you are wrong.

They will use these other sources (liberal media and lawyers) to attack us.

Expect to see more DISRUPTORS as well.

The fight for GOOD vs. EVIL has always been there, but EVIL has been in charge for a long time. Now that GOOD is gaining the lead, all HELL will break loose. Mark my words.

153 posted on 09/24/2003 1:47:21 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: UCANSEE2
"I wonder if someone is ratting out FR to publications.
It's not that simple. There is a figure behind the curtain.

Expect many more of these to come during the period prior to the Presidential Election
"

You could be right. I was just asking if there was any evidence that someone is reporting FR to publications. It just seemed strange to me that we've had two of these incidents within the last month.
154 posted on 09/24/2003 1:55:39 PM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: MineralMan
Oh, there is a movement - I am sure of it. I am awaiting independent confirmation from a source as we speak... will keep you advised when and if it comes...
155 posted on 09/24/2003 2:14:35 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (Madness takes its toll. Luckily, I have exact change ready...)
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To: Chancellor Palpatine
Thats a pretty big list.

Mostly bathroom reading IMHO. If we never post anything from this group, all we would miss is fluff..

156 posted on 09/24/2003 2:17:26 PM PDT by RnMomof7 (Buy the truth and sell it not)
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To: RnMomof7
We see stuff from Wired and Vanity Fair. I've occasionally put up stuff from Conde Nast Traveler, but other than that, thats about it.

BTW, that travel mag has a great contest every month with a picture and a place description, and you have to guess where it is. She who must be obeyed and I spend hours on it together - its a lot of fun, and informative as well.

157 posted on 09/24/2003 2:22:48 PM PDT by Chancellor Palpatine (All eyes were on Ford Prefect. Some of them were on stalks.)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
"Oh, there is a movement - I am sure of it. I am awaiting independent confirmation from a source as we speak... will keep you advised when and if it comes..."

I'll be very interested. Ping me, if you would.
158 posted on 09/24/2003 2:34:15 PM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: MineralMan
Will do...
159 posted on 09/24/2003 2:46:28 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (Madness takes its toll. Luckily, I have exact change ready...)
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To: MineralMan
I wonder if someone is ratting out FR to publications.

Just a guess, but I'll bet one of the denizens of the Demonic Underworld is smirking at the reaction his letters have had.

Perhaps it's time for a crew of strong-stomached volunteers to monitor the posts at the DUmpster and keep conservative publications advised when their material is posted there.

What's sauce for the goose, etc.

160 posted on 09/24/2003 9:42:52 PM PDT by Denver Ditdat
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To: zeromus
Write them and tell them that you were considering subscribing but decided against it based on their action.
161 posted on 09/25/2003 4:43:54 AM PDT by sauropod (I love the women's movement. Especially walking behind it.)
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To: texasbluebell
Write them and tell them why.
162 posted on 09/25/2003 4:48:26 AM PDT by sauropod (I love the women's movement. Especially walking behind it.)
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To: All
I'm on the phone right now to condenast to voice my complaint. I also buy about $150 worth of mostly their magazines a month.

212-286-2860

Ask for CEO's office. Then ask the receptionist for the PA of the CEO.

I left a message saying that I buy about 150 dollars a month on magazines, most of them were Conde Nast and that I wouldn't be buying them any longer due to the fact that I am a member of Free Republic.

Mention these magazines:

condenast publications

163 posted on 09/25/2003 7:18:46 AM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: All
I left my real name and phone number to call me back as well as an email address. I do want to hear from them.
164 posted on 09/25/2003 7:19:47 AM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: sauropod
I'll be doing just that!
165 posted on 09/25/2003 7:33:27 AM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Wow! They'll listen to you. You buy a lot of their magazines!

That's going to get through to them.

I only get 2 measly subscriptions of their trash, but I'm finished with them myself.
166 posted on 09/25/2003 7:35:20 AM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: Jim Robinson
Perhaps it would be good to post a handy list of such publications?
167 posted on 09/25/2003 7:46:41 AM PDT by Quix (DEFEAT her unroyal lowness, her hideous heinous Bwitch Shrillery Antoinette de Fosterizer de MarxNOW)
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To: isthisnickcool
For sure.
168 posted on 09/25/2003 7:50:17 AM PDT by Quix (DEFEAT her unroyal lowness, her hideous heinous Bwitch Shrillery Antoinette de Fosterizer de MarxNOW)
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To: freedom4ever
I like that idea.
169 posted on 09/25/2003 7:52:53 AM PDT by Quix (DEFEAT her unroyal lowness, her hideous heinous Bwitch Shrillery Antoinette de Fosterizer de MarxNOW)
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To: Jim Robinson
Oh cripes..
Anyone notice, and document, copyright infringement by the left anywhere?
They seem real interested in going after us, but I have yet to see them spank any of their own for it.
Not that it's worth fighting this one, but it'd be interesting to see what the reaction is to one of their own.
170 posted on 09/26/2003 7:15:00 AM PDT by Darksheare (Begone ye typo demons!! Begone from these dimensions and leave us aolne! I said laeve us aolne! Darn)
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To: Chancellor Palpatine
Thats a pretty big list. Includes all publications listed to left on this link. Especially applicable for FReepers are Wired, Conde Nast Traveler, New Yorker and GQ.

I get the New Yorker -- guess I'll have to cancel that one...

172 posted on 04/07/2006 7:09:26 AM PDT by GOPJ ( )
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To: GOPJ; pookie18
Darn it ... original thread was pulled and I had a photoshop to upload >:(


173 posted on 04/07/2006 7:52:37 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Someday we'll look back on all this and plow into a parked car)
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To: reagan_fanatic
Thanks, will run it in Today's Toons on either Mon. or Tues.


174 posted on 04/07/2006 10:15:12 AM PDT by pookie18 ([Hillary Rotten] Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator; Mo1; Jim Robinson

Notice DU isn’t concerned about CN’s rules:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x3096096

Send Conde Naste that link, see if they do anything.

It’s a shame, that was a damned good interview with Rove.


175 posted on 04/02/2008 3:56:20 PM PDT by txhurl
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