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JACOBS POI.lARD & ROBINSON, LLC

ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW

 

RICHARD L. TAPP, JR. RTAPP@NPJP.COM SPECIAL COUNSEL

 

July 2, 2001

 

DELIVERY - IN PERSON Received August 2,2001

George W. Penington

1195 Seeport Drive

Charleston, SC 29406

 

Re: Friends of the Hunley, Inc.

 

Dear Mr. Penington:

 

This Firm represents the Friends of the Hunley, Inc., a South Carolina charity tasked with raising money for the raising, restoration and conservation of the H. L. Hunley submarine. As you know, the Charity operates a website, www. Hunley.org, to support its operation and charitable fundraising efforts. Your web page , www.thehunley.com, wherein you seek "donations" and commercial sales, pirates narrative and photographs from the Charity's website and represents copyright infringement. And, your use of the domain name, "the hunley.com" has resulted in trademark dilution, trademark infringement and cyber piracy, as prohibited under the Anti Cybersquatting and Consumer Protection Act codified at 15 U.S.C. 1125(d).

 

Accordingly, on behalf of the Friends of the Hunley, we demand that you immediately cease operating your website and formally relinquish the domain name of "thehunley, com." Absent your compliance, we will be forced to initiate legal proceedings against you and parties related to your website.

 

RLTJr/tas

 

cc: DELIVERY - IN PERSON
George Conklin
Nations Net, Inc.
6185 Rivers Avenue
N. Charleston, SC 29406

 

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