Skip to comments.Copyright Infringement complaint from Vanity Fair/Condé Nast
Posted on 09/23/2003 1:40:22 PM PDT by Jim RobinsonEdited 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.
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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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:
I get the New Yorker -- guess I'll have to cancel that one...
Notice DU isn’t concerned about CN’s rules:
Send Conde Naste that link, see if they do anything.
It’s a shame, that was a damned good interview with Rove.
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