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Techdirt sets up "Survival Fund" to help defending against the guy who claims to have invented email

Alexander Bochmann Sunday 19 of February, 2017
Well, Shiva Ayyadurai wrote a program that he called "Email", but the word (and similar messaging services) had been in use for a long time before...

Techdirt Survival Fund

Techdirt wrote:
As we mentioned last month, we are currently being sued for $15 million by Shiva Ayyadurai, represented by Charles Harder, the lawyer who helped bring down Gawker. We have written, at great length, about Ayyadurai's claims and our opinion — backed up by detailed and thorough evidence — that email existed long before Ayyadurai created any software. Once again, we believe the legal claims in the lawsuit are meritless and we intend to fight them and win. Earlier today, we filed a motion to dismiss (along with our memorandum in support) and a special motion to strike under California's anti-SLAPP law (along with a memorandum in support).