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Date: Wed, 09 Oct 1996 08:22:55 -0400
From: "Annie Alpert, OFB" 
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> In a message dated 96-09-25 12:22:17 EDT, you write:
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>  Date: Wed, 25 Sep 1996 12:20:06 -0400
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>  To: (anniealpert)
>  Subject: Your unauthorized taping of David Irving
>  Ms. Alpert,
>  I am writing to you on the behalf of Mr. David Irving.
>  On the night of September 20, 1996 you, without permission or previous
>  consent,  made a recording of Mr. Irving during a speech.  Afterwards you
>  approached him and he became aware of your recording.  You were asked for
> the
>  tape to be given, yet you did not relinquish the said tape.
>  Mr. Irving would like you to be aware of a letter he will be sending you
>  where he will again warn you of his intellectual rights to his words and the
>  copyright infringement due to any taping,  any unauthorized playing,
>  transcription, and/or distribution in any manner from his words or voice on
>  the tape.
>  Please be aware that your act of secretly recording and any intent that this
>  action presents are being taken seriously by Mr. Irving.  You are asked to
>  send the original cassette tape made during this violation and any copies
> you
>  have made to Mr. Irving at  P.O. Box 1707, Key West, FL 33041.
>   >>
Dear Ms. Dalty,

Thanks for writing on behalf of Mr. Irving. I believe you may have
misunderstood some key points here.  

*I was not instructed that tape recordings were not permitted (although
I was told that photographs were not permitted).  

*I taped the lecture in full view of Mr. Irving.  I sat right in front
of him and had the recorder in plain view. In fact, I had a very
pleasant conversation with my seat mate about my little recorder.

*At not time did Mr. Irving ask for the tape, even after I introduced
myself as a friend of Mr. McCarthy of Nizkor. 

*To date, I have not transcribed the contents of the tape.  If I do, I
will limit any use to the legally prescribed "fair use" restrictions. 

Please feel free to pass this information on to Mr. Irving.

Thank you,

Annie Alpert

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