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Wall Street Journal Cease and Desist Notice against this website

Alfred Donovan of Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com

The following is an email received on 18 September 2006 in relation to a threat of legal action against this website by The Wall Street Journal in respect of headcut images shown on this page. The relevant original correspondence can be viewed on:

The correspondence shows how the Wall Street Journal gave up after we refused to give in to their threats.


From: [email protected]

To: [email protected]

Subject: [Chilling Effects] C&D Notice Posted

A Cease and Desist Notice you entered has been posted at

Please follow the link below to access the C&D Notice:
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(The Wall Street Journal sketches on this webpage are reproduced in accordance with our “Fair Use Notice” which can be found on “Further Information and links”)

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