-----Original Message-----
From: Miller, Scott D (Legal) [mailto:Scott.Miller@anheuser-busch.com]
Sent: Tue 8/16/2005 6:43 PM
To: Contact
Subject: Unauthorized use of Anheuser-Busch commercials and trademarks


August 16, 2005

Whipnet Technologies

Dear Mr. (Whipnet)

It has come to our attention that the web page your firm has posted at http://budlight.whipnet.com/budlight.htm contains unauthorized audio files of many Anheuser-Busch radio advertisements that are part of our long-running and successful Bud Light "Real Men of Genius" campaign (the "Advertisements"), plus numerous prominent references to BUD LIGHT.

The Advertisements are copyrighted content owned by Anheuser-Busch, and your unauthorized use of the Advertisements on your site infringes Anheuser-Busch's exclusive rights under 17 U.S.C. § 106. Moreover, your use of the Advertisements and BUD LIGHT references creates a significant likelihood that visitors to the site will be confused as to Anheuser-Busch's relationship with the site, in violation of 15 U.S.C. §1125(a) and the statutory and common law of various states, including Texas and Missouri. 

We are writing to offer you the opportunity to resolve this matter simply and expeditiously. We demand that you immediately remove the Anheuser-Busch references and Advertisements from your website and respond to this letter confirming your agreement not to post any further content owned by Anheuser-Busch on your site, nor make use of any Anheuser-Busch trademarks. If we do not hear from you by Friday, August 26, 2005, we reserve the right to

pursue any and all legal remedies available to Anheuser-Busch. We look forward to your prompt response.

Very truly yours,

Scott D. Miller
Associate General Counsel
(Phone number withheld)

Powered by Whipnet