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Still Jeff

2nd of May 2000

There was an important press release out of New York yesterday that needs your attention. Before getting into it, let me state I am completely on the side of Microsoft in their appeal of the out-of-control Clinton White House and US DOJ on anti-trust matters. Having said that, Microsoft has made a mistake, one they have a chance to correct easily. I urge your support of the Digital Divas with their Diva and Goliath campaign.

DIGITAL DIVAS SEEK TO STOP MICROSOFT'S TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT

NEW YORK, NY - May 1, 2000 - After Microsoft ignored a cease and desist letter sent on April 25, 2000, the Digital Divas (www.digitaldivas.com) have launched a massive internet campaign known as "Diva and Goliath" to stop Microsoft's continued infringement on their trademark. The Digital Divas discovered in April that Microsoft launched a promotion known as the Microsoft Digital Diva (www.digitaldiva.com), employing a woman who appears to offer help to consumers with computer and the internet use. According to Digital Divas founder Dana Whitmire (www.danas.net), "these are exactly the types of services our group has offered to the internet community for almost three years. We feel Microsoft has tried to capitalize on the good will we have worked hard to build."

Support the Digital Divas The Digital Divas were founded by Whitmire in 1997. They provide computer and internet assistance from their website and promote the services of their members, all of whom are experienced and successful computer professionals. The group is composed of 71 members from 17 U.S. states and 7 foreign countries. The purpose of the Diva and Goliath campaign is threefold. According to spokesperson Faith A. Kaminsky, "our small group has limited resources. We are hoping that the campaign will get the internet community behind us, help us raise some money to commence a lawsuit, and hopefully attract a lawyer to assist us." The Digital Divas are the founders of Grey Day (www.greyday.org), an annual copyright awareness event that began on October 1, 1998. Many of the members, including Timmi Sommer feel that Microsoft's actions "are particularly a slap in the face" for that reason.

Complete information about the campaign can be found at (www.digitaldivas.com/gol). The Digital Divas are long-time supporters of the Internet Brothers. Many in their membership I am happy to call personal friends. I urge Microsoft to back off, and I ask your support of Diva and Goliath until they do.

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