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Thu, May 31, 2012 at 8:42 AM

May 31, 2012 Re: Intellectual Property Rights of AOL, Inc. and

To Whom It May Concern: Our firm is outside counsel to AOL, Inc. and its related entities, including Patch (collectively, AOL) with respect to copyright matters. As you know, AOL is a leading-edge web services company, including a network of premium and niche content sites, and an extensive offering of world-class tools and platforms. In connection therewith, AOL is the owner of all content (the Content) published on its website. This Content is very valuable to AOL, and AOL has developed and utilizes a specific licensing program, whereby use of AOLs Content by third parties is discretionarily authorized by AOL and complies with AOLs specific guidelines as outlined on It has recently come to our attention that, despite AOLs proprietary rights in and to its Content, you are operating a website, located at the domain name < >, upon which you are currently posting and making available to the public identical copies of content, including an image, in AOLs article - Proposed Rule Change for Accessory Apartments Meets Opposition - at (the Infringing Content). Such use is not authorized by AOL as outlined in the guidelines noted above, and is thus infringing the proprietary rights of AOL. As owner of the Content, AOL has the obligation to prevent the improper use of its proprietary material. Before pursuing any additional avenues to remove the Infringing Content, we are demanding that take immediate steps to remove Patchs image and either 1) display no more than a 1-2 sentence snippet of this Content, with credit explicitly given as well as a link back to the full article available at ; or 2) remove and disable access to all Infringing Content, and agree to never repost or use the Infringing Content or any other AOL Content, absent compliance with the third-party use guidelines identified above. Due to the nature of this matter, we require that you immediately comply with our demands above and provide us with confirmation of such removal within five (5) business days of your receipt of this letter. We anticipate and appreciate your cooperation resolving this matter. Please note that this letter is made without prejudice to any other rights or remedies that may be available to AOL. Nothing contained herein should be deemed a waiver, admission, or license by AOL, and AOL expressly reserves the right to assert any other factual or legal positions as additional facts come to light, or as the circumstances warrant. Sincerely, DLA Piper LLP (US) AKF/RCC/az Please consider the environment before printing this email.
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