Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 21:51:45 -0500 (EST)
From: Bronc Buster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Carolyn Meinel <>
Subject: Re: In the words of Adam Penenberg, "So sue me."
Look here, you have asked me before if I wanted to contribute
to your book, and I clearly stated NO. I also clearly stated
that I wanted no part in any way, shape or form in your book,
and that you could also not use any of my code, e-mails, or ANYTHING
what so ever. Because you asked me before it was done, and you
got the reply, which was no, I think you are smart enough to
figure out what grounds you'll be on then.
I will save the legal babble; save that Joy is still in law
This obsession you have with this matter is out of control,
and you need to get a grip. Maybe you and JP think you can get
rich off this, playing the Poor Me slant, but forget it. We have
ALL come to the conclusion that we are going to ignore it, and
as our actions would reflect over the last few months, we have.
There is NO STORY here any longer, it's over. This entire
fisaco will fade away and be a bad memory. Just stop.
Don't put me in your book (you do not have permission).
Do not use any code/articles/e-mail/logs that have anything to
do with me in anything you do.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Leave me alone.
Carolyn's comments: Bronc has been
in many news stories, most prominently by taking public credit
for hacking Chinese government computers. When an individual
solicits reporters to write news stories about himself, he can't
expect to be able to pick and choose which reporters cover the
story by threatening lawsuits. The First Amendment to the US
Constitution guarantees freedom of the press. Bronc won't find
any court in this country that would try to violate the First
Amendment just so he can control which reporters write about