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10/31/2002 Entry: "Jam Master Jay and more"

In case you haven't heard, Jason Mizell a.k.a. Jam Master Jay from RUN DMC was shot and killed in NYC last night. Motive and suspect and everything is still completely unknown. Obviously this is a shock to everyone.

Glen didn't have any good negatives of Jay here in LA, Shepard is doing an illustration of him that we're going to put up in the gallery and dedicate the show to him. I'll be posting an online version as soon as it's done as well, that you are all welcome, and encouraged to put on your own websites or whatever. Just keep checking the site.

On a totally different, but still really wrong note..

PANIP. Have you all heard about this scum bag yet? Here's the deal, this fuck some how got a patent in 2001 for a method of selling things via the internet. Trick is it's written SO VAGUE that is basically covers any website that sells anything. So this guy then decided to start suing people. He picked some big guys first but found out real quick that they have lawyers and common sense and lost that suit. Not to be stopped that easy, this prick launched a slew of lawsuits against MUCH smaller companies, mom & pops demanding $30,000 each for violation of his patent. Turns out that number was too big because several of those companies went bankrupt. So now he's sending out letter after letter to just about every website he can find demanding $5,000. This sucks because a lot of these companies are really small and don't have the legal team to fight this and figure that hiring a lawer and going to court to fight someone who DOES have a legal patent would end up costing more than $5,000 so they are just paying. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT SHIT? It's true. And it's really messed up.

One guy is fighting back. Learn all about it and see what you can do to help, or at least protect yourself.
www.youmaybenext.com

more details here

I got an e-mail from Pud and he siad he's gotten over 250,000 people on his e-mail list and on that note I'm happy to announce that I still have under 500.

Replies: 1 Comment

I started a page about an article I read in Philly about Jam Master Jay and Run DMC. This article left me so angry I felt I had to do something about it. I have seen too many ignorant people crusade against Rap Music when they know nothing about the music nor the culture of Hip-Hop. The writer sounds happy about Jam Master Jay’s tragic death and seems to think he deserved to die as a result of his “risky job”. Worst of all, the “writer” (a term I use loosely) obviously never even heard of Jam Master Jay or took the time to listen to a RUNDMC album! The article is insulting to Jam Master Jay, his family and the entire Hip Hop community. Please pass it along and give me your thoughts.

Emily-Kate

Hip Hop Enthusiast

Click here to see the article http://emily_word.blogspot.com

Posted by EmKay67 @ 11/07/2002 04:31 PM PST

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