It seems I am no longer able to keep this blog name. I received this email today:
From Milton, John S. Apr 1 08:29:30 2007
Subject: Cease and Desist Letter for your site "Fear and Loathing"
From: "Milton, John S." email@example.com
Dear Mr Simser:
I am the senior partner with the law firm of Milton, Chadwick, and Waters based out of New York City, NY and represent the estate of Hunter S. Thompson. It has come to my attention that you have made an unauthorized use of my clients copyrighted work entitled "Fear and Loathing" (the "Work") as the name for your website. The estate reserves all rights in the Work, first published in 1970. Your work entitled "Fear and Loathing" is essentially identical to the Work and clearly used the Work as its basis.
As you neither asked for nor received permission to use the Work as the basis for your website nor to make or distribute copies, including electronic copies, of same, I believe you have willfully infringed my rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages as high as $150,000 as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) therein.
I demand that you immediately cease the use and distribution of all infringing works derived from the Work, and all copies, including electronic copies, of same, that you deliver to me, if applicable, all unused, undistributed copies of same, or destroy such copies immediately and that you desist from this or any other infringement of my rights in the future. If I have not received an affirmative response from you by April 15, 2007 indicating that you have fully complied with these requirements, I shall take further action against you.
Very truly yours,
Milton, Chadwick, and Waters
Attorneys at Law
While I don't consider myself an "A" class blogger, I guess too many people who were looking for content from the late Mr. Thompson keep arriving at my site and scratch their heads about this whole SharePoint thing.
So I need to find a new name for my blog. I turn to you, happy reader on this fine day for your help. What should I rename my blog to be? Looking for any suggestions here no matter how wild so feel free to leave them in the comments section below. If I don't come up with a good name by April 15th I'll shut this blog down.