magic

Last time a Harry Potter spoiler was posted, Scholastic threatened to sue me. They even went so far as to call me while I was at work. When asked if they would sue me in normal court or special "wizard" court, they seemed to get quite angry.

I guess they never learned their lesson last time around. Maybe at the "Hogwarts" magic school of law sending out blanket canned legal threats actually works. With any luck they will sue me and since I HAVE NO MONEY THEY WILL TAKE OVER THIS SITE AND MAKE IT A HARRY POTTER FAN FICTION SITE.

I enjoy getting emails with headers like the following:

Priority: Urgent
Importance: high


So I'm not taking shit down.



Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 18:53:38 -0400
Subject: Notice of Infringement/Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling - 1 posting

From: "Seidenfeld, Mark" <MSeidenfeld@Scholastic.com>
To: <legal@ytmnd.com>
Cc: "Chatillon, Dev" <DChatillon@Scholastic.com>

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I, the undersigned, certify under penalty of perjury that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am authorized to act on behalf of J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books and owner of copyright rights therein, and Scholastic Inc., exclusive U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter books, including without limitation the cover and all other art incorporated therein (collectively, the "IP Owner"). I have a good faith belief that the materials identified below are not authorized by the IP Owner, its agent, or the law and therefore infringe the IP Owner's rights according to state and federal law. Please act expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material or items claimed to be infringing.

I may be contacted at the below address/phone/email. Thank you in advance for your immediate attention to this matter.


Sincerely,
Mark S. Seidenfeld
Counsel
Scholastic Inc.
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
ph/212-343-6888
fx/212-343-6965
mseidenfeld@scholastic.com


Infringing Materials (infringement of copyright, including publication, duplication and distribution rights):

http://machodance.ytmnd.com/



Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 20:04:13 -0400
Subject: Notice of Infringement/Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling - 14 postings

From: "Seidenfeld, Mark" <MSeidenfeld@Scholastic.com>
To: <legal@ytmnd.com>
Cc: "Chatillon, Dev" <DChatillon@Scholastic.com>
Dear Sir/ Madam,

I, the undersigned, certify under penalty of perjury that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am authorized to act on behalf of J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books and owner of copyright rights therein, and Scholastic Inc., exclusive U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter books, including without limitation the cover and all other art incorporated therein (collectively, the "IP Owner"). I have a good faith belief that the materials identified below are not authorized by the IP Owner, its agent, or the law and therefore infringe the IP Owner's rights according to state and federal law. Please act expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material or items claimed to be infringing.

I may be contacted at the below address/phone/email. Thank you in advance for your immediate attention to this matter.


Sincerely,
Mark S. Seidenfeld
Counsel
Scholastic Inc.
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
ph/212-343-6888
fx/212-343-6965
mseidenfeld@scholastic.com


Infringing Materials (infringement of copyright, including publication, duplication and distribution rights):

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/8/e/4/8e4e188cbee1712f7033969626c8f692.jpg

http://harrypotter7wtf.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/8/e/4/8e4e188cbee1712f7033969626c8f692.jpg

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/6/a/f/6af8b92ba2853c1cd4abbaaf25980fc1.jpg

http://loldobby.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/0/e/6/0e68744e8a7e80721c320e0871ac047e.jpg

http://harrypotterfuckingsucks.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/5/2/f/52f0f812c221f0fce632c89e3010df4e.jpg

http://hpsummedup.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/8/c/c/8cceff1d0061abb01d0c1f150654ae98.jpg

http://harrypotter7wtf.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/8/e/4/8e4e188cbee1712f7033969626c8f692.jpg

http://blackpeopleinspace.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/f/5/a/f5a0ab7817da178a79d4ed755fc2ae4f.gif



Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 11:28:23 +0100
Subject: Re: ILLEGAL : http://machodance.ytmnd.com/; http://harrypotter7wtf.ytmnd.com/ URGENT LEGAL NOTICE: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

From: helpdesk <leah_alpren@bloomsbury.com>
To: <legal@ytmnd.com>
CC: "Seidenfeld, Mark" <MSeidenfeld@Scholastic.com>,
"Chatillon, Dev" <DChatillon@Scholastic.com>,
"Osbourne A. Shaw" <OAS@ICGINC.COM>,
"Jeffrey R. Bedser" <jrb@ICGINC.COM>,
Sarah Odedina <sarah_odedina@bloomsbury.com>,
Maya Abu-Deeb <Maya_Abu-Deeb@bloomsbury.com>,
Neil Blair <Neil@christopherlittle.net>

URGENT LEGAL NOTICE
Dear Sir/Madam
HARRY POTTER: NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT ON YTMND.COM

1. I act on behalf of J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter
books and owner of the copyright therein, and Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,
which has the exclusive right to publish, distribute and sell the Harry
Potter books in various territories worldwide, including the United Kingdom
(the ³IP Owner²).

2. This letter puts you on notice that the materials identified and
available at the links below infringe the IP Owner¹s copyright and related
rights in the Harry Potter series of books according to relevant legislation
and common law. The infringing materials (and/or links to them) can be found
at:

http://machodance.ytmnd.com/
http://harrypotter7wtf.ytmnd.com/

(the ³Infringing Material²).

3. My contact details are set out at the bottom of this letter.

4. I have a good faith belief that the dissemination and use of the
Infringing Material is not authorised by the IP Owner, its agent or the law.

5. I certify, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this
notification is accurate and that I am authorised to act on behalf of the IP
owner(s) including in respect of the Infringing Material.

Please take immediate steps to remove or disable access to the Infringing
Material in order to prevent a continuing infringement of the IP Owner¹s
rights. As you will be aware, the material posted is likely to disseminate
very quickly unless appropriate steps are taken to prevent this and
therefore it is crucial that it is removed or made inaccessible at the
earliest opportunity. Please contact me on the telephone number/ email
address set out below should you require any further information regarding
this matter or on my cell phone at +44 (0)7738 571884 if I am not available
on the number below.

I appreciate your cooperation and thank you in advance for your immediate
attention in respect of the above. I would be grateful if you could urgently
confirm the action taken in respect of the Infringing Material.

Yours sincerely

Leah Alpren
Solicitor

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
36 Soho Square
London W1D 3QY
Direct Dial: 0207440 2482
Fax: 02077580217
Email: leah_alpren@bloomsbury.com

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Note:
This message is for the named person's use only. It may contain confidential, proprietary or legally privileged information. No confidentiality or privilege is waived or lost by any mistransmission. If you receive this message in error, please immediately delete it and all copies of it from your system, destroy any hard copies of it and notify the sender. You must not, directly or indirectly, use, disclose, distribute, print, or copy any part of this message if you are not the intended recipient. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc and any of its subsidiaries each reserve the right to monitor all e-mail communications through its networks.

Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender, except where the message states otherwise and the sender is authorized to state them to be the views of any such entity.


Thank You.

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Registered in England No. 1984336
Registered Office: 36 Soho Square, London W1D 3QY

A & C Black Publishers Limited
Registered in England No. 189153
Registered Office: 38 Soho Square, London W1D 3HB

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Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 13:56:41 -0400
Subject: Notice of Infringement/Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling - ytmnd.com

From: "Nachbar, Karen"
To: <legal@ytmnd.com>
Cc: "Chatillon, Dev" <DChatillon@Scholastic.com>,
"Seidenfeld, Mark" <MSeidenfeld@Scholastic.com>


Dear Sir/ Madam,

I, the undersigned, certify under penalty of perjury that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am authorized to act on behalf of J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books and owner of copyright rights therein, and Scholastic Inc., exclusive U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter books, including without limitation the cover and all other art incorporated therein (collectively, the "IP Owner"). I have a good faith belief that the materials identified below are not authorized by the IP Owner, its agent, or the law and therefore infringe the IP Owner's rights according to state and federal law. Please act expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material or items claimed to be infringing.

I may be contacted at the below address/phone/email. Thank you in advance for your immediate attention to this matter.

Sincerely,
Karen L. Nachbar
Counsel
Scholastic Inc.
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
ph/212-343-6734
fx/212-343-6965
knachbar@scholastic.com


Infringing Materials:

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/8/e/4/8e4e188cbee1712f7033969626c8f692.jpg

http://harrypotter7wtf.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/8/e/4/8e4e188cbee1712f7033969626c8f692.jpg

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/6/a/f/6af8b92ba2853c1cd4abbaaf25980fc1.jpg

http://loldobby.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/0/e/6/0e68744e8a7e80721c320e0871ac047e.jpg

http://harrypotterfuckingsucks.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/5/2/f/52f0f812c221f0fce632c89e3010df4e.jpg

http://hpsummedup.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/8/c/c/8cceff1d0061abb01d0c1f150654ae98.jpg

http://harrypotter7wtf.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/8/e/4/8e4e188cbee1712f7033969626c8f692.jpg

http://blackpeopleinspace.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/f/5/a/f5a0ab7817da178a79d4ed755fc2ae4f.gif




Now they've resorted to just forwarding the threats they've already made with a return receipt requested. I wish they'd hurry up an SUE ME.

In other news I haven't done any real work all week but I did clean up my apartment.


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July 19th, 2007
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also, YOU'RE A WIZARD NOW HARRY. OH OH IT'S MAGIC
July 19th, 2007
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Keep up the fight!
July 19th, 2007
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harry potter sucks anyway, if you want real books that also f*ck with your head read The Dark Tower series =p
July 19th, 2007
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It's a kind of magic, magic, magic, magic, MAGIC! *plays teh Queen*
July 19th, 2007
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I like the part where they say "HARRY POTTER: NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT ON YTMND.COM", it sounds like it could be the next book title!
July 19th, 2007
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Max, do you get aroused by lawsuits or something?
July 19th, 2007
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Sue you? hahahahaha
July 19th, 2007
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this is one of the funniest things I've read about in a long time :)
July 19th, 2007
32nd
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It's not really copyright infringment anyways. It's free speech here. And what are they going to do? Go to every f*cking Barnes and Noble with a swat team and shoot anyone that yells out the spoilers? Hey...Maybe that's something people here can do. "The Harry Potter Raid" sort of like 4chan's Habbo raids. Except we yell out the spoilers to book 7.
July 19th, 2007
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I think they're pissed that everyone knows how LAME the endings are. Everyone dies, blah blah blah, Hermione and Harry don't get together... The Wonder Years was way f*cking sadder. It's their fault for not guarding their copyright with due diligence anyway. I worked at Border's when the last one came out and we were not even allowed to go into the room where the books were. So this is some middle management *ssh*le leaking everything. NOT YOU!
July 19th, 2007
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NEXT HARRY POTTER TITLE: YTMND AND THE CHAMBER OF LAWSUITS
July 19th, 2007
45th
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"Harry Potter and the Subpoena of Suffering" SPOILER: Harry defeats the Lawyer of the Dark Arts by using the Affidavit-Cadabra spell!!!!!!!
July 19th, 2007
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FYI guys if you click on any of those links above it will ruin the end of the book for you.
July 19th, 2007
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July 19th, 2007
51st
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lulz...INTERNETIUM LAWSUITIUS!
July 19th, 2007
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Every time these things happen we get to see max flaunt the legal grey areas surrounding user submitted content. I like the flashing text, but that's hardly copywritten material. If they are threatening you over the photographed and scanned pages you are hosting, that's also totally bullsh*t. There's no proof that those are real. So sorry Scholastic, you've got a case that amounts to a handful of dog sh*t inside a manila envelope.
July 19th, 2007
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AH CHOO
July 19th, 2007
72nd
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Just cast a lawyer repelous spell and while they are at a safe distance use attack the lawyers with the one thing they understand; misinterpretation of what is and what isn't legal.
July 19th, 2007
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I like the spoiler that pops up every few seconds, nice touch.
July 19th, 2007
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Im going too wizard lawschool when I grow up...
July 19th, 2007
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T-T-TOTALLY DUDE
July 19th, 2007
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hi fourest!
July 19th, 2007
108th
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Dude, f*ck that. Have a f*cking news ticker reel going across the bottom of the page like they have on 24 hour news networks scrolling the spoilers 24/7.
July 19th, 2007
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I can do zum magics with my chicken bone wand
July 19th, 2007
111th
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AND THEN, after that, scroll a message to the publishers and JK Rowling about how they can suck the sh*t out of your *ss and none of like those poncy books with f*ggy nerds with lightning bolt scars and ugly ginger kids.
July 19th, 2007
118th
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Priority: Urgent, urgent, emergency
July 19th, 2007
122nd
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They're probably pimply-faced, maladjusted pre-law students whose clients don't love them and whose last Saturday night case involved AA batteries.
July 19th, 2007
123rd
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Go get em' max. Show them we mudbloods mean business!
July 19th, 2007
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NOOOOOOOOOOO! YOU BITCH! YOU BIIIIITCH
July 19th, 2007
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no offense but ytmnd sucks now, you all know its true, i bet ill get minus'd a ton
July 19th, 2007
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max, I have a plan all planned out. We can spoil the 7th book just like the 6th book with the guy in the van. This is PERFECTLY LEGAL. Please give me your approval. Please don't get mad at me for advertising the YTMND. Also, if you do not approve I WILL TAKE THE SITE DOWN. http://harrypotterraid.ytmnd.com/
July 19th, 2007
154th
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kill
July 19th, 2007
168th
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Seriously this site is bad now, I even mentioned to my friends that the last thing that this site has was no cease and desist orders in along time and hai we get one. Now what do we have, we just have this.
July 19th, 2007
176th
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Well J.K. Rowling had the endings in her head for years, and leaked them on to paper, so it is really her fault lols
July 19th, 2007
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Honestly, YTMND is in the wrong this time around. It's just plain asinine to spoil a popular book for the people who enjoy it for no reason. It's pathetic, stupid, and pointless. You'd be pretty pissed if someone spoiled something YOU cared about, don't do it to others. It's called common courtesy. Learn it.
July 19th, 2007
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Ha,I knew it.
July 19th, 2007
225th
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max better get a good lawyer, like Jack Thompson.
July 19th, 2007
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Some of those are pretty blatant copyright infringements that wouldn't fall under fair use... (for example, the one that does nothing but show the chapter pages) but a lot of the main ones that are listed do have some fair use merit...
July 19th, 2007
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gullible hp fan - http://i15.tinypic.com/4lyuwdv.jpg
July 19th, 2007
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i f*cking hate harry butthole pussy potter.
July 20th, 2007
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They should write about Candle Jack... oh shi..
July 20th, 2007
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max take the sh*t off its not funny just annoying harry potter sucks and it looks like you masturbate to it
July 20th, 2007
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Your "wizard court" line made milk come out of my nose. Now my starving children have something to drink. Thank you.
July 20th, 2007
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NEVER BELIEVE ITS NOT SOOOOOO! Also, replace word 'wands' with 'c*cks'. Instant comedy gold.
July 20th, 2007
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"They even went so far as to call me while I was at work" Max actually has a job?
July 20th, 2007
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For the win
July 20th, 2007
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I'LL SUE YOU IN ENGLAND
July 20th, 2007
365th
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love you bro, keep fighting
July 20th, 2007
368th
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In the end, we all lose :-(
July 20th, 2007
385th
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spam her cellphone : "require any further information regarding this matter or on my cell phone at +44 (0)7738 571884" it was the third letter
July 20th, 2007
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dude thats bullsh*t. its not like harry potter fans are actually gonna come to ytmnd.
July 20th, 2007
404th
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God they're retarded. don't they know that they'll lose?
July 20th, 2007
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fight the power man screw harry potter you should be able to post i mean come on its already put you jewbags
July 20th, 2007
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*sigh* YTMND's really gone to the f*gs.
July 21st, 2007
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Well, the book is released now anyway. Does it really matter to anyone besides those "laywers"? You might think they would be more concerned that someone was able to get a copy of the book early, and spread those images around. Anyone who has been to YTMND before, should have expected these sites to pop up. If you really cared about spoilers, you would be off the Internet until you had finished the book.
July 21st, 2007
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HARRY POTTER: NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT ON YTMND.COM sounds like a good book think i'd read that and funny how youve just ignored the little legal notice at the bottom of one of the emails which basically says don't show it to anyone
July 23rd, 2007
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lol another copyright infragment? Last time i remember it was sonic.
July 23rd, 2007
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jesus christ, you all are a sorry lot.
July 23rd, 2007
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Don't Worry, even their practise of Witchcraft overcomes our Blasphmic sites. Our Homeboy Jesus is with us in this case.
July 24th, 2007
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lawl, I finally finished the book and came back to YTMND after an 11 day absence. What did I miss?
March 30th, 2013
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You would probably be happy if Max turned YTMND into a Hairy Potter site.
July 24th, 2007
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Now You're Playing With Power!
July 25th, 2007
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lol hay guyz snape kills voldemort to save harry OH WAIT LOL
July 29th, 2007
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right now on Dateline NBC, JK Rowling and Meridith Viera are spoiling the 7th book
August 6th, 2007
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Max...You sucks horse dick! You're just a Ytmnd whore who don't even understand that us, Harry potter fan, need to live in quiet hole to read Harry potter and need to see no spoiler...But it their problems, i may have said it before but YOU ARE A FAILURE TO THE REAL WORLD! IT LIKE YOU LIKE EATING SH*T, MAX, YOU MUST GET THE CHOPPA AND FIND A WAY TO GET OUT OF THE REALITY, F*CK YOURSELF AND EAT SH*T MAX! GO ON! BITCH!
July 19th, 2007
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LOL
July 19th, 2007
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Oh wow
July 20th, 2007
312th
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Max, nows the time to completely scare every YTMND user by changing the ytmnd layout to a Harry Potter fan Club site for like 1 hour. That would be an awesome scare :)
July 19th, 2007
5th
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TO WAR!!!!!!!
July 19th, 2007
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Heh, Legalities.
July 19th, 2007
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love the spoilerz
July 19th, 2007
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MAD EYE MOODY DIES VOLDEMORT DIES FRED DIES DOBBY DIES HEDWIG DIES WORMTAIL DIES SNAPE DIES
July 19th, 2007
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brb scholastic swat team raid on your house
August 5th, 2007
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the people who made the spoiler sites basically failed. i read the book and there were so many better things that could have been spoiled than ZOMG HEDWIG DIEZ!!1!! the spoilers were retarded in the first place and then they got worse because no one even knew how to spoil the book.
July 19th, 2007
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Ah. So, that's where it came from, lol.
July 19th, 2007
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Oh Snap
July 19th, 2007
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Oh Snape?
July 19th, 2007
12th
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ahahaah epic lulz. YTMND STANDS STRONG AGAINST UNDEFINED INTENTIONALLY-VAGUE LAW SUIT THREATS! woo woo (just like the whistles)!
July 20th, 2007
278th
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Bubb Rubb knows what a Harry Potter is?
July 20th, 2007
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POLAND knows what KHAAAAAAAAAAAAN is?
July 21st, 2007
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"YTMND STANDS STRONG AGAINST UNDEFINED INTENTIONALLY-VAGUE LAW SUIT THREATS" too true
July 19th, 2007
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Jesus.
August 2nd, 2007
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What about?
July 19th, 2007
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July 19th, 2007
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Kudos on the clean apartment.
July 19th, 2007
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July 19th, 2007
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HI IM IN THE TOP~!
July 19th, 2007
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lol, f*ck that, they're so gay, you better not pay them sh*t or anything, they suck.
July 19th, 2007
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Where is your letter back?
July 19th, 2007
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LOL
July 19th, 2007
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Black people really are the filth of society. They really are genetically inferior, just look at one of these things. They walk around, almost dragging their monkey knuckles alongside themselves. Mouth breathing, AIDS infected nigs. Never ever hire one of these animals.
July 19th, 2007
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SPOILER: MAX WINS
July 19th, 2007
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MAKE THAT SITE NOW.
July 19th, 2007
43rd
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SPOILER: do not underestimate the power of fat chicks with fat chick brand keyboards
July 19th, 2007
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srsly harrypotter is like their catnip
July 19th, 2007
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I would like to add he wins on page 1
July 19th, 2007
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http://maxwins.ytmnd.com/
July 19th, 2007
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I need to finish cleaning my house. Also, I'm pregnant, so get ready to pay some child supports. You know who you are.
July 19th, 2007
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Mother f*cker. . .
July 21st, 2007
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She's your mom?!
July 19th, 2007
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Come on already...write tham back..
July 19th, 2007
36th
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All of this because of a book?
July 19th, 2007
37th
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http://spoileralert.ytmnd.com/ This whole spoiler alert idea is over a year and a half old. Get new jokes, people.
July 19th, 2007
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HARRY SPOTTER OILERS
July 19th, 2007
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oh noes i'm goin to azkuhban :(
July 19th, 2007
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Harry potter is insulting to Scientology!!! Down With Him! lolz
July 19th, 2007
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I love how personally they address the letter. "Dear Sir/Madam". It's like they've known you for years already. <3
July 19th, 2007
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Thanks for reminding me why I love this site.
July 19th, 2007
53rd
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We should start another internet war. YTMND vs the School of Hogwarts
July 19th, 2007
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Strange magic
July 19th, 2007
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HARRY SUES MAX
July 19th, 2007
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I don't mean to be a jerk and ruin it for all of you. But tomorrow I'm probably going to have tacos for dinner.
July 19th, 2007
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SPOILER You're going to get diarrhea END SPOILER
July 19th, 2007
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nooo NOOOOOOOOO BITCH!
July 20th, 2007
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That would be birthday tacos.
July 19th, 2007
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I think it's fairly clear they are acknowledging the scanned pages as real, otherwise they wouldn't be threatening to sue me.
July 19th, 2007
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Max...no joke. if I elaborately illustrate a fake harry potter book cover of book # 8 entitled "Harry Potter And The Notice of Copyright Infringment On Ytmnd.com" will you endorse it somehow.
July 19th, 2007
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OH SNAP, OWN.
July 19th, 2007
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I'll start a self publishing company and shelter the creators of harry potter fan fiction yes.
July 19th, 2007
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haha...they proved its not a fake mmmm
July 19th, 2007
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hahaha wizard court.
July 19th, 2007
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Fair use and lexicography analysis likens scanning books as an additional medium for displaying the use of language (as was disputed in the Google Library Project) But some of the posts here on ytmnd were photographs, and that's probably bordering on infringement and intruding on market value.
July 20th, 2007
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You're the litigator now, dog! @ nutnics
July 19th, 2007
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MAX HAS WON THIS YEAR'S YIDDISH HOUSE CUP!!!!! GRRRIFFINDORK!!!!!!!!!!
July 19th, 2007
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win
July 19th, 2007
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max you are the f*cking man
July 20th, 2007
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HI
July 19th, 2007
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there is a real school of wizardry?
July 19th, 2007
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Its called Ski-school
July 19th, 2007
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YOU KNOW, BETTER BELIEVE IT IS SOOO.
July 19th, 2007
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my dixie wrecked
July 19th, 2007
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July 19th, 2007
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You must not, directly or indirectly, use, disclose, distribute, print, or copy any part of this message if you are not the intended recipient.
July 19th, 2007
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Great! Now the spoiler sites will be replaced with dramtic email reading sites.
July 19th, 2007
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it's been awhile since ytmnd has a lawsuit against it
July 19th, 2007
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Legalus Nonsensus! Why do they keep trying to mess with the internets?
July 19th, 2007
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I patiently await a DZK rebuttal.
July 19th, 2007
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i think these honchos mean business.
July 19th, 2007
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Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender, except where the message states otherwise and the sender is authorized to state them to be the views of any such entity.
July 19th, 2007
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omg spoiler
July 19th, 2007
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Wizard court, hahahahahahahahahaha!! owned.
July 19th, 2007
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max I know we've never met but I love you, youre f*cking brilliant. either that or I just love your work. Harry Potter spoilers on the front page, rofl!!!!
July 19th, 2007
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also, tell them we are going to do this for ever damn Harry Potter book that is made.
July 19th, 2007
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oh sh*t, this is the last one :(
July 19th, 2007
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WHEN ARE THE NEW MODS BEING POSTED :D
July 19th, 2007
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I bet Rowling had a herrmoroid. It's like they want to loose the thousands of people that visit this site. Or vise-versa. Max doesn't f*cking care.
July 20th, 2007
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I heart that, brotha!
July 19th, 2007
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Harry Penis
July 19th, 2007
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Never take a Jew to court
July 19th, 2007
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WHO EVER WINS WE LOSE
July 19th, 2007
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lol, showdown.
July 19th, 2007
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It's a jew-off everyone. Keep your wallets close, and pray.
July 19th, 2007
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wow, those guys need to get a grip
July 19th, 2007
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Is anyone else a little...nervous about this?
July 19th, 2007
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Whats this the 3rd time.
July 19th, 2007
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IM SCARED HOLD ME
July 19th, 2007
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Harry Potter and the Copyright Infringement
July 19th, 2007
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haha I loved the front page spoiler haha
July 19th, 2007
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where are the star ratings? lolz!!!!!!
July 19th, 2007
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rofl magic court
July 19th, 2007
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OMG WE MUST KEEP THIS FROM HAPPENING
July 19th, 2007
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also 123rd but seriosly people need to stop bullsh*tting you max, ebaum, scholastic, others....(cyberman...bwahaha). but scholastic is going to lose so much money i project since this is supposedly the last book since i dont think thell be able to recreate dead people for another book, i beleave this is the only thing going for them
July 19th, 2007
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max, you got the touch.
July 19th, 2007
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you got the powerrrrrr, YEAH! Megatron must be stopped, no matter the cost.
July 19th, 2007
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you got the POoooOWER!
July 19th, 2007
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ONE SHALL STAND, ONE SHALL FALL
July 20th, 2007
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That rodent sprayed lubricants on me. Its gunna rust.
July 19th, 2007
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Ahhh, good old - fashioned YTMNDrama. It does my heart good to see it, just like the old days.
July 19th, 2007
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"4. I have a good faith belief that the dissemination and use of the Infringing Material is not authorised by the IP Owner, its agent or the law." "authorised?????" Very professionally dumbass lawyers that can't use spell check.
July 19th, 2007
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I don't understaund the problem with that interpretaution of the English written word.
July 19th, 2007
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that's english english brah "London W1D 3QY"
July 24th, 2007
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Thats called English Spelling, my old chap!
July 19th, 2007
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Max: I've always admired how you stand up to the legal crusaders (ebaums, scientology, sega, now wizards). Also, nice touch on the 1/2 second text that shows up on the front page. Kind of menacing, but will be fun to see how the lawyers try to sum that up in an email.
July 19th, 2007
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max doesn't care about harry potter people. /i just never got the "harry potter" nonsense.....
July 19th, 2007
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It took me awhile to realize what the front page had said, because the text flashed so quickly. But a quick hit of print screen has revealed the secrets.
July 19th, 2007
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I never thought it would get this big. You're the man now, Harry Potter.
July 19th, 2007
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HOLY SH*T! Max is ON NOTICE! Colbert will be pissed at the copyright infringement! 2. This letter puts you on notice that the materials identified and available at the links below infringe...
July 19th, 2007
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schLOLastic
July 19th, 2007
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ytmnd threatened to be sued again, what else is new. ..
July 19th, 2007
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Oh, somebody please make a Rick Roll ytmnd with a JK ROLLing quote. It could quite possibly turn out to be lolsauce.
July 19th, 2007
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Yay this will bring in more users or turn the site into a fireball of oblivion!!
July 19th, 2007
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this is great how they attempt to silence us, but we simply laugh at them and make "dramatic readings" :D
July 19th, 2007
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If only the rest of the world didn't like Harry Potter the way I dislike Harry Potter, then we wouldn't have people going crazy over this sh*t.
July 19th, 2007
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the brits need to shutup... we beat their country fair and square
July 19th, 2007
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you do relize were allies with them and that was like 300 years ago and the last war they would of got f*cked if we dient help them out.
July 19th, 2007
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sooo... your point is USA (still somewhat stupid) beats their ass?
July 20th, 2007
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That lawyer was america... He said 'Cell phone'
July 20th, 2007
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i was referring more to the JK Rowling part
July 19th, 2007
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Apparently whenever you try to save your front page templete it does not let you and gives you an error that the site is down. Please contact your programmer.
July 19th, 2007
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There is now a harry potter ringtone add on the front page. In addition to the special section and nearly every other recently made ytmnd. Huh.
July 19th, 2007
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i belie that stolichnaya vodka is the best. also i belive that J.K. rowling is at the end of her line and is forcing her producer to sue everybody fo any thing because she is funneling all her money to a private bank acount so she can spend the rest of her life anoying the world about sexualy confused wizards with dead parents.
July 19th, 2007
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Nice one.
July 19th, 2007
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Go the f*ck ahead and ruin the story. Who gives a sh*t? As long as you don't ruin the ending to anything that matters.
July 19th, 2007
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epic win. all we need now is to get someone to yell out hairy potter spoilers during a live taping of a show.
July 19th, 2007
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with the faces on the clip replaced with tim taylor's...lol.
July 19th, 2007
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What the hell does that sh*t that flashes on the front page say? I can't read it cause it goes by too fast.
July 19th, 2007
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It's random harry potter spoilers flashed by in a subliminal message. Now your subconscience knows the ending.
July 19th, 2007
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What a surprise, you're getting legal sh*t from Scholastic. So that makes, what, five times you've gotten into legal trouble? Keep fighting the good fight Max!
July 19th, 2007
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I wanna punch J.K Rowling. Hard.
July 19th, 2007
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in the uterus
July 19th, 2007
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You mean J.K Rowling is a woman? I always thought it was a man.
July 19th, 2007
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no it's a woman
July 20th, 2007
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im not so sure
July 19th, 2007
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Max you'd better not anger the wizards or they'll cast a spell on you! WINGARDIAN LEVIOSA!!!
July 19th, 2007
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Yeah! Give em the finger by butting those letters on here max, f*ck them. Yeah, toastchef, lets do that, go to barnes and noble and start yelling spoilers, or have a portable projector and put on wall! And, all this internet sh*t? "What are you suing them for?" - Judge "Well, the fact that they posted 0's and 1's on the network called the interwebz, and it l00ks lik3 them n*gg*s gone and dun stole our bookz" -Barnes
July 19th, 2007
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Harry Potter and the IP Owner's Good Faith Belief
July 19th, 2007
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Lol, Potter Spoilers section. Also, Admiral Karen Nachbar says, "It's a TRAP!"
July 19th, 2007
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superbe
July 19th, 2007
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IMPORTANT RED ALERT URGENT URGENT
July 19th, 2007
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Umm, boo, Scientology?
July 19th, 2007
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so, your apartment is clean? Well that's good news.
July 19th, 2007
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Max has bowls of steel!
July 19th, 2007
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Max, I received a juror qualification form today. Maybe I will be on the jury.
July 19th, 2007
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So yeah, uh... have you actually been mailed any, y'know, tangible, credible cease and desist material from Scholastic, or just these emails pissing in the wind?
July 19th, 2007
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Everyone should email those people their own message back to them with a spam email they create with microsoft hotmail!
July 19th, 2007
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Put the emails on some Geocities guestbook nobody cares about crawling with spam. Spambots will hound the mail address in no time with ads.
July 19th, 2007
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I seriously doubt they will resort to sueing you max for several reasons: 1. First amendment: congress shall pass no law infringing the freedom of speech, press, etc. 2. Most of this is old news: Harry Potter spoilers were leaked by someone within the Scholastic orginization and have been reported upon many other, more professional websites. Sueing ytmnd would be a waste of resources, sueing one of them (or ebaums world) might not be. 3. I cleaned up my basement.....
July 19th, 2007
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Also, we could file a countersuit claiming that we were simply providing free advertising!
July 19th, 2007
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Sounds like they just have a spammer on repeat.
July 19th, 2007
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Dear Sir/Madam. I am 47 years old and you ruined a childrens book for me. I hope this random legal stuff will scare you into taking your site down.
July 25th, 2007
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Suck my dick, you worthless barrel of c*ntwash.
July 19th, 2007
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Max, I have pretty much respected you. Not anymore now. It's not teh issue of freedom of speech. You also are hosting illegal pictures of a book that has yet to be released. It's about people waiting to read a book. And having a blast finding out what happens in the final book. You Max have gone too far and said, "f*ck people it's my constitutional right!" It's not about an amendment it's about people reading a book Max.
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