From: Rau, Fred
Date: 04/24/03 18:29:15
Cc:;; Owen Heatwole
Subject: RE: PTFE-snakeoil
Thank you very much. Sorry to have to ask this of you, but I'm sure you understand. If you ever want to use any material from MCN, just e-mail me in advance. Usually, something can be worked out.
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From: []
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2003 9:02 AM
To: Rau, Fred
Cc: Dale @ Eskimo North
Subject: Re: PTFE-snakeoil
  I've removed the article from the site, as well as all links pointing
to it.
Thanks for your fine writing in MCN, I've been reading it off an on for
the last few years.
> Dale, and whomever else it may concern,
> It has been brought to may attention that your "unofficial bmw" web site contains random excerpts from an article which I wrote in early 1991 for Road Rider magazine, called "Snake Oil."  On the site, it says if anyone knows the author, to let you know.
> Well, I am the author, and I retain all legal rights to the article, and I officially request that you remove this material immediately from any and all internet web sites, bulletin boards, etc.
> The problem is, first of all, that only parts of the original article are used, out of context, which can be very misleading. In addition, the data used in the article is now nearly 15 years old, and seriously outdated.
> For these reasons, plus the fact that my publishing house does not allow my material to be used by anyone else without their express written permission, I must ask you to cease and desist, immediately. I don't like to threaten, but if you persist, I will have to turn the matter over to my publisher's legal department, and they won't be nearly so polite.
> Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
> Fred Rau
> Senior Editor
> Motorcycle Consumer News
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