It has come to the attention of Royal Dutch Shell that you have made an unauthorized use of our copyrighted work entitled "Sponsored open call: Obama's energy policy", in the preparation of a work derived therefrom. Royal Dutch Shell has reserved all rights in the Work, first published on DECEMBER 18, 2008 4:35PM, and have registered copyright therein.
Your work entitled SHELL OIL Thanks OS Readers and Responders is essentially identical to the Work and clearly used the Work as its basis. As you neither asked for nor received permission to use the Work as the basis for your post, how dare you willfully infringe on our rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. You could be liable for statutory damages as high as $150,000 as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) therein.
Royal Dutch Shell demands that you immediately cease the use and distribution of all infringing works derived from the Work and destroy such copies immediately and that you desist from this or any other infringement of our rights in the future.
Royal Dutch Shell posted a $6.98 billion profit for Q3 and, believe me, we have the resources and desire to find you and crush you.
If I have not received an affirmative response from you by January 5, 2009 indicating that you have fully complied with these requirements, we shall take further action against you. Sure, we are blogging on OS to improve our image, but do you really want to mess with us? Don't you know we have infiltrated this site and that we are tracking all user IP addresses?
Act with haste or regret your actions.
Very truly yours,