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Urgent Cease and Desist Notice
Re: Pip-Boy 3000 Theme v1.1 for ThrottleLauncher (“Pipboy Skin”)
We write to notify you under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that you are infringing on the exclusive rights of Bethesda Softworks LLC (“Bethesda”), the wholly owned games division of ZeniMax Media Inc. (“ZeniMax”), by making available for download a Windows Mobile “Pipboy Skin” based on the Fallout® video game franchise in violation of our exclusive copyright rights. Bethesda is the exclusive holder of the copyrights in and to the Fallout® video games and content therein, including the design of the “Pipboy” device and the “Vault Boy” character. Your “Pipboy” skin is an unauthorized copy of our design elements and a derivative work of our proprietary Fallout® games content in violation of our exclusive rights. I
Dissemination of the Pipboy Skin is in direct violation of U.S. and international copyright laws. As a duly authorized representative of ZeniMax, I have a good faith belief that such illegal conduct in the manner complained of herein is not authorized by ZeniMax, its subsidiary, Bethesda, its agents, or by law.
Accordingly, we hereby demand that you cease any further publication and/or distribution of the Pipboy Skin and cease and desist from engaging in any such further infringement of our proprietary rights in the future. Failure to comply with this request will lead to action for injunctive relief and/or a claim for damages as warranted.
We demand that you provide us with written assurance within three (3) days from receipt of this message that you have taken the necessary steps to cease publication and distribution of the Pipboy Skin and will prevent any further infringement of our intellectual property rights.