I can see your bosses point of view. First things first though, unless fighting legal battles is in your job description, you cAn refuse, simply explaining to him that you are very uncomfortable dealing with this matter, as you are not trained in corporate or copyright law and that you would prefer the matter left in someone else's hands. However, a quiet, friendly but frank letter sent to the webmaster might do the trick. First of all, had his bosses not approved his use of your company name/copy write on the website, by quietly removing the information, he could be salvaging his job and his reputation, saving any and all legal disputes. Second should he take the matter to his bosses, they will most likely be frantically willing to have him remove the information to aviod legal repercussions which could otherwise be significant. Lawyers tend to raise hackles across the board. But, like I said earlier, the choice is yours to deal with it or not. Annie -----Original Message----- From: Herzog, Ari [mailto:Ari_Herzog at Instron.com] Sent: Monday, December 18, 2000 12:30 PM To: 'thelist at lists.evolt.org' Subject: RE: [thelist] Do I be nice or attack with legal? I quote my manager's response after sending an email about why we should not be nice about it: "It is better to start the nice (low cost way) and then escalate only if necessary. I would rather spend the money on content than on lawyers. It would serve us better to have them first banned from certain search engines than for them to withdraw under legal pressure. Starting with legal threats will likely only harden their position." You see what I am up against?