Someone demands money!
The owner of the above site, listed here in July 2001, became affronted that I would advertise her site and send people to look at it. (The complaint message was also sent to my hosting ISP.)
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 22:00:29 -1000
Cease and Desist on: <URL:http://www.ratbags.com/loon/jul01/> the use of my copyrighted image in violation of my copyright notice is hereby noticed to you as constituting damage in the amount of US$500. The image reference is: <URL:http://www.ratbags.com/loon/jul01/angela.jpg> an illegal copy of my artwork. ISP: you should terminate this abusers access to the internet in TOTO, for violation of your terms of service: <URL:http://www.webmail.com.au/home/legal/aup.html> Damages are to be sent to: Angela Kahealani % 6510 Olohena Rd. Kapa`a, Kaua`i, Hawai`i, u.S.A. [96746-8712] Postal Zone Exempt Non Domestic Mail
-- ©2001 Angela Kahealani, All Rights Reserved Without Prejudice, UCC 1-207. All information and transactions between the parties are private and non negotiable. <http://www.kahealani.com/>
From: Peter Bowditch <email@example.com>
I find it remarkable that someone who rejects laws feels the need to fall back on such laws. Some would call this hypocrisy. As I have entered into no contract with you, and as of this moment I revoke absolutely any implied contract with you created either now, or in the future, or in the past whether by a process of adhesion or any other construct either legal or philosophical, there is nothing further to discuss.
As the picture is only being used to refer people to your web site, its display on my site is obviously what is meant by the expression "fair use". You should not spend too much time standing by your post box waiting for payment. Should you attempt to assert copyright over the above email message you would run the risk of the exchange spilling over into public discussion forums where it would be beyond my power to prevent you being exposed to ridicule.
Your email and my reply have been added to my web site immediately below the entry pointing to your site. I forbore pointing out that it took a surprisingly long time for you to notice that your site had been mentioned, considering your claims of psychic powers.
Have a pleasant day.