To: "''" 
Subject: Dilbert infringement at
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 11:38:08 -0400

RE: Unauthorized Use of DILBERT® Intellectual Property


United Feature Syndicate, Inc. dba United Media ("UFS") owns all of the
copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights relating to
the DILBERT® comic strip.  UFS syndicates the comic strip DILBERT® by Scott
Adams in over two thousand newspapers in the United States and throughout
the world.  The rights owned by UFS strictly prohibit any individual
attempts to reproduce, transmit, copy or otherwise utilize the DILBERT®
comic strip, or the characters appearing therein, without the express
written permission of UFS.

It has come to our attention that the website located at various unauthorized copies, the 
trademarks and derivative reproductions of the DILBERT® characters.  
Our research shows that you own and/or have effective control over this 
website and that the website provides you with commercial gain.  As is 
made clear above, this material is owned by UFS and cannot be used without 
the express written consent of UFS, which consent you have not been granted.  

We therefore demand that you immediately remove all unauthorized DILBERT®
materials from the website address
and any other sites over which you have control.  You must confirm to me 
in writing that you have complied with our demand by no later than two (2) 
weeks from the date appearing at the top of this letter.

Nothing in this letter shall be construed as a waiver or relinquishment of
any right or remedy possessed by UFS or any affected party, all of which are
expressly reserved.


Toby Sanders