Snoopy screws Karma

Ron Resnick (
Fri, 14 Nov 1997 10:26:41 +0200

Just in case anyone is keeping track, this is the last FoRK
ever heard of I Find Karma. Obviously the guys
at UFS got him for copyright violation, and he's now doing 5-10
years of hard time for Snoopy mockery.


Use of Peanuts.

I Find Karma (
Thu, 2 Oct 1997 14:22:31 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Grishma Mehta,

In an email dated Sep 30, 1997, you wrote:
> From Tue Sep 30 13:56:01 1997
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> Subject: Use of Peanuts
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> To whom it may concern,
> It has been brought to our attention that one of the personal web pages
> with the caltech domain name,
> includes the use of Peanuts characters. This material is copyrighted by
> United Feature Syndicate. As result, the names of all United Media
> intellectual property cannot be used -- on the World Wide Web or
> elsewhere -- without the express, and written consent of UFS. This
> individual, Adam Rifkin, was emailed on Aug 29, 1997 with a request to
> remove all of the Peanuts graphics. This material has not yet been
> removed. I was hoping you could get in touch with him and inform him of
> this copyright he has violated.
> Thank you for your time and cooperation.
> Sincerely,
> Grishma Mehta
> United Media

I have gotten in touch with Mr. Rifkin, and he has been dealt with
appropriately. Such unauthorized adoration, unconditional reverential
regard, and profitless promotion of United Feature Syndicate's
intellectual property should not be tolerated, and I appreciate the time
you spent not only to send Mr. Rifkin a letter, but also to write a
followup letter to the Webmaster of the Computer Science Department at

To ensure that we have deleted the correct items, the offensive material
that has been removed from Mr. Rifkin's Web space is included below.
Furthermore, Mr. Rifkin assures me that he will never again afford UFS's
intellectual property the unauthorized homage he has been accused of in
the past.