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Date: Thu, 2 Jan 97 17:01 PST
Message-Id: <32CC4475.5D54@ccnis.net>
From: Annie Alpert 
Subject: David Irving nails Fenix Mall

I recently wrote a letter to David Irving and I mentioned that I had
seen this ad on the Fenix Mall web page at
http://www.smartnet.net/~fbooks/index.html under the classified ad
section:

The Holocaust - A Refuge for Scoundrels. David Irving, the best selling
historian in the English language, gave this 2-hour speech earlier this
year in Portland, Oregon. Dynamite! No wonder Establishment Jewry is
trying to destroy him. Not copyrighted. Buy one, make copies. $19.95.
Order from Fenix Books, Box 224, Kingsville, MO 64061. [12/96]

I got the following reply from Mr Irving today: 

BEGIN LETTER
FOCAL POINT PUBLICATIONS, 81 Duke STREET, LONDON wim 5DJ.  TEL- 1+44117I
499 9409, FAX 409 7048
London, Friday, December 27, 1996
[8:32 PM]

Dear Annie

Thank you.  I have written to the woman running Fenix Books inc: "I have
been told that you are advertising for sale tapes of my speeches on the
Internet, saying they are not copyrighted.  Of course my speeches are my
copyright, and you should secure my permission before engaging in this
business, and sign a proper agreement with me first-for a variety of
reasons.  Please desist from this. . ."

Yours sincerely
David Irving
FOCAL POINT PUBLICATIONS
END LETTER

In addition he CC'ed me with this:

BEGIN LETTER

London, Friday, December 27, 1996
[8:19 PM]

Dear Ms Kowalski

I have been told that you are advertising for sale tapes of my speeches
on the Internet, saying they are not copyrighted.  Of course my speeches
ARE my copyright, and you should secure my permission before engaging in
this business, and sign a proper agreement with me first-for a variety
of reasons.

Please desist from this, until we have reached such an agreement. 
Please inform me how many tapes have so far been sold by Fenix Books?

Yours sincerely,

David Irving
FOCAL POINT PUBLICATIONS

Ms Karen A Kowalski
President, Fenix Inc
P 0 Box 222
Holden
MO 64040 USA

END LETTER

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