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  It is against the law to post copyrighted works to Usenet News.  
  Works posted to Usenet News are NOT in the public domain.  
  It is illegal to create tools for which the sole purpose is to assist in the systematic infringement of a company's works (e.g. CRC lists).  
  It is illegal to copy or scan copyrighted works without the permission of the Copyright Holder (e.g. the illegal scans of Horny Rob and Admiral Krag).  
  COLOR CLIMAX does not sell or franchise their copyrights. The only Website authorized to display CCC Material is http://www.colorclimax.com/  
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In 1998, an Internet User known by the alias "Bile", posted thousands of copyrighted COLOR CLIMAX works to Usenet News.

After numerous warnings from the COLOR CLIMAX Legal Department and their outside lawyers, COLOR CLIMAX sued "Bile" in the U.S. District Court in New York.

"Bile's" response was the following:

"You have no idea who you are fucking with. I suggest you take that little lawsuit and run."

COLOR CLIMAX did NOT run. In the law suit filed on July 31, 1998, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York entered the following order:

 

1. That Defendant be permanently enjoined from infringing or aiding in the infringement of Plaintiffs' copyrighted works.

2. That Defendant provide accounting for all gains, profits and advantages that he derived from infringing Plaintiffs' copyrights.

3. That Defendant turn over to the Court and to Plaintiff's attorneys a list of all customers to which he sold Plaintiffs' intellectual property.

4. That Defendant turn over to the Court and to Plaintiff's attorneys CD-ROM recorders, personal computer(s), modem(s), and hard disks.

5. That Defendant's domain name "bilesasylum.com" have its registration cancelled with Network Solutions, Inc., the domain name registrar.

FINAL DAMAGE AWARD PENDING

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COLOR CLIMAX Corp. offers this Website as a warning to current and potential violators of the CCC copyrights and trademarks.

"We are taking the protection of our intellectual property as seriously as any other part of the business that we have built over 32 years, and may protect our rights by filing lawsuits against any violators without prior notification!"

"If you are violating our copyrights or trademarks by posting to the Usenet News or by using our Works on your Website, contact amnesty@colorclimax.com to see whether you are eligible for amnesty from suit and under what conditions."

 
     
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