This morning, I received the following email:
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Date: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 10:13 am
Murray, this cooment I am sure will be edited to your needs. However, I am notifying you that the comments you have cut and pasted from comments section on my youtube video are not authorized to be posted in your hilarious attempts to discredit me. Notice is hereby given tat if my comments taken from other web sites are not removed this date, 2/21/08 from the dear murray dot com site you will be serve with legal process. You may refer to said comments and where they may be found, but you may not post them on your site.
Do as you wish, but you are notified to remove them imediately.
Mr. Sinclair, first I’d like you to familiarize yourself with your computer’s spell checker, then please familiarize yourself with the term fair use. You see, nobody needs your permission or Cao’s permission, or YouTube’s permission or WhiteHouse.com’s permission to quote snippets of its content, so long as it fits the parameters of fair use. The smaller the snippet, the more likely it is to be determined to be “fair use.” i.e., what I can’t do is copy the code for Cao’s site and clone it on my site and claim it as my own. To quote one snippet (where I’ve even attributed the source) is 100% within the definition of “fair use.”
So, you’re completely full of shit, and all this complaining about people reposting your video has even less credibility. So, if anyone’s falling for the lawsuit shit, you need to back away from your computer for a while. Only YouTube has the standing to protect material posted on its site that it deems proprietary. So, please, by all means, write YouTube and beg them to sue a bunch of sites for reposting your content hosted on YouTube. I hope you do sue them to reveal everyone’s private information, because I want to get in on some of this lawsuit action. I’ve got hemmorhoids that look just like Eddie Money, and I want YouTube to pay my medical bills!
Thank you, however, for claiming ownership of all of the quotes that I’ve attributed to you. Now, you and your YouTube army of goons (or “The Sunshine Club”, isn’t that their new Kool Aid-drinking gang name?) won’t be able to claim that you didn’t make those comments later on.
You really do need to start talking to a lawyer, though, about these things, and stop going around threatening to sue the whole entire internet. Then again, in this day and age, a lawsuit threat from Larry means you’ve finally made it! One would think, with this much ballyhooed secret treasure chest of proof you claim to have, you’d spend a little more time working on putting that together, and a little less time threatening to sue the whole fucking innerweb.
I suggest you begin your lawyer search by looking at the ads on the back of buses and phone books that say “Accidentes!”
For further hilarity, listen to Cao’s interview with Larry. More appropriately titled “Larry rambles on and on and on about Dear Murray.” Better yet, let’s play a drinking game. Every time you hear my name mentioned, take a shot. Be sure to arrange for a designated driver first!
Perhaps soon, I’ll post the emails Larry sent me on YouTube where he: Demanded that I identify myself to him and “who I was working for.” (I work for Huckabee, the future President of Jesusland), told me he had a lawyer filing a civil case against Obama and Axelrod and the DNC (he was referring to his other self, in the other room at the time, scribbling out the forms), threatened that a reporter would be contacting me soon (sadly, I didn’t even get a reporter from a fake gmail account… what am I here, chopped liver?), and concludes his ranting by asking me for tech support on how to upload a video to YouTube. Stay tuned!
Now, to answer the ridiculous questions you asked Dan Parisi regarding me, implying that he sold you out or something, I was in LA, because I have lived in LA for over six years now. We all thought you were in New York. We knew you were in LA from your little psychotic episode that you had on YouTube telling everyone that you were in LA, at the Checkers Hotel, and trying to extort money from them. I know that area well, because I worked at Wilshire and Figueroa, about three blocks away for about three freakin years. I know every restaurant in that area, and have eaten at most of them. So I sent out the info that I was meeting with my lawyer at the Water Grill (where I’ve eaten many times. i recommend the morel mushrooms, when they’re in season) to FUCK with you/your people. Then, I had a good laugh, and had dinner with my girlfriend, at home. The tactic evidently worked, though, if you were blowing up Parisi’s inbox about it. Honestly, it creeped me out a bit, since we were all told this was going down in NYC, and you were telling everyone that you were in LA. Why the hell were you in MY town, instead of NYC where you were supposed to be? Creepy. Then, we learned that the whole NYC thing was a trick.