|Ruben I Safir
|Subject: [hangout] Urgent Help needed to fend off Cybersquaters
NYLXS has maded repreated requests from Brett Wynnkoop and Jay Sulzberger to stop
abusing NYLXS and to give us the domain NYLXS.org which they are illegally
mirroring the NYLXS site with, and to stop using the NY Fair Use brand which
I developed and have continually run for over a year and aa half.
NYLXS has offered a more than fair compromise to give them the NY Fair Use brand for
the NYLXS domain.
The meeting tonight broke down when Brett refused to remove from the agreement
a clause which would force NYLXS to lie that we're happy with the cybersquating
happening on the NYLXS.org site.
Every member of the NYLXS board has asked Brett and Jay to return the domain, and to
cut a deal, for over 6 months. This has resulted in increaing abuse by Jay and Brett dished
out over the phone to nearly everyone ever involved with either NY Fair Use, or NYLXS, even people
like Billy Donahoe, who has never been a member of either organzation.
In my elected position as NYLXS president, I'm asking for the community as a whole to
turn the screws on this matter. This has to stop.
Specifically, we're asking anyone at all who has a website, or who can put up a website to
create a link for NY Fair Use, pointing it at fairuse.nylxs.com
In addition, we are asking everyone to call Brett and Jay directly and tell them in no uncertain terms
that regardless of any other disputes, the extortion of NYLXS through the abuse of the NYLXS
Trademark and the withdholding of the NYLXS.org domain from the organization is behavior
completely unacceptable of members of the community.
We are asking people to remove links for LXNY until the NYLXS.org domain, and the mailing lists which
Mr Wynkoop is forcing on NYLXS to be returned to the organization immediately.
We ask that any presure or tool available to any of our friends, and those who admired our work
for nearly 17 months, to take a moment out now to help put an end to this abuse of our core
organizations, copyrights and Trademarks. We've given Jay and Brett month to make statements
and to settle this matter.
This is the last step from this escalates into a court battle, wasting important resources better
left fighting against DRM and for Free Software jobs.
Our settlment proposals are on the NYLXS website at http://www.nylxs.com/settlement
President and Founder of NYLXS, and NY Fair Use
Brooklyn Linux Solutions
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