December 18, 2002

RE: Unauthorized Use of DILBERTŪ Intellectual Property

To Whom It May Concern:

United Feature Syndicate, Inc. dba United Media ("UFS") owns all of the copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights relating to the DILBERTŪ comic strip. UFS syndicates the comic strip DILBERTŪ 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 DILBERTŪ 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 contains various unauthorized copies of the DILBERTŪ characters. Our research shows that you own and/or have effective control over this website. We appreciate your enthusiasm and support; however, this material is owned by UFS and cannot be used without the express written consent of UFS. At this time, we are not granting anyone permission to use the trademarked material on the Web.

I request that you immediately remove all unauthorized DILBERTŪ materials from the website address and any other sites over which you have control, and confirm to me by return letter that you have done so. Please be advised that we are continuing to monitor your activities in this regard.

If you have any questions about copyrights or trademarks, please consult with your attorney. 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.

Very truly yours,

Angela Gordon

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