Saturday, November 17, 2007

All Your Ebooks Are Belong to Us--veinglory

This is a shout out to all you small e-publishers out there. You may be about to hear from a lawyer representing Digital Rights, LLC, who claim to have a patent (6,799,165) covering all of the ways to store, download, display, sell, etc any type of digital media. They may be outraged, outraged I say, that you are doing any of this aforesaid storing, downloading, displaying or selling of ebooks.

Of course all you have to do to assuage their wrath and litigiousness is respond within 60 days agreeing to pay them at least $500 per month and.5% of gross sales. And you had better respond quickly because after that the demand becomes $1500 per moth and 1.5% of gross sales.

To which my response could be summed up as:
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ...

ha!

...and, um, good luck with that.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have got to be kidding me lol...sheesh

Deb
DEP

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Wow! I heard your laughter all the way over here!

John said...

Okay, as funny as that may be... I think I stopped laughing when I actually received one such letter and have no idea how to respond to it! Our site is www.ebooks4tots.com and I just got one of those F'ing letters last week. What the hell? I can't afford to hire an attorney to fend it off and I KNOW that's what their counting on. So, now what?


John Valente
www.Ebooks4Tots.com
jvalente1435 (at) gmail.com

Emily Veinglory said...

I dropped you an email. I would suggest finding out what previous threatees have done. I suspect... probably nothing.

Emily Veinglory said...

I dropped you an email. I would suggest finding out what previous threatees have done. I suspect... probably nothing.