legal - Grape Stomping Video
April 28, 2004
VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL
Attn: eBaums World
P.O. Box 18091
Brighton, NY 14618
Re: Unauthorized Use of Fox Intellectual Property
Dear Owner of eBaum's World INC.:
Fox Television Stations ("Fox") is the exclusive owner of copyright and other intellectual property rights in and to the footage used in connection with its news programming (hereinafter the "Fox Copyrights"). No one is authorized to distribute, reproduce, transmit, copy or otherwise utilize the Fox Copyrights without the express written permission of Fox.
We recently discovered that your web site <http://www.ebaumsworld.com/grapefall.html> contains footage from Fox’s Atlanta television station WAGA’s newscast, without authorization from Fox.
Perhaps you were not aware that your actions constitute copyright infringement in violation of federal and state laws, and potentially subject you to sanctions. Therefore, we are hereby notifying you that your use of the Fox Copyrights is a serious violation of Fox’s valuable rights. Fox requests that you immediately cease and desist your activities and remove the Fox Copyrights from your web site at <http://www.ebaumsworld.com/grapefall.html>. Please immediately confirm in writing by e-mail to email@example.com that the footage has been removed.
While we are willing to resolve this matter amicably, please be aware that we are fully prepared to do whatever is necessary to protect Fox’s valuable rights in and to its properties. Since Fox has not yet incurred substantial fees with regard to this matter, we hope that the matter can be resolved amicably and with a minimum of expense.
This letter is not a complete statement of Fox’s rights in connection with this matter, or of Fox’s potential claims against you, and nothing contained herein is intended, nor should be construed, as an express or implied waiver of any rights, remedies or defenses that Fox may have relating to this matter, all of which are expressly reserved.
Fox Intellectual Property Department