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Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2014 16:31:56 -0700
From: Paul Vixie <>
To: coderman <>
Cc: Full Disclosure <>
Subject: Re: [FD] Responsible disclosure: terms and conditions

coderman wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 4:03 AM, Paul Vixie <> wrote:
>> ...
>> i am not a lawyer either. i started MAPS, the first anti-spam company,
>> in 1997 or so, and became the most-sued person i know. i may be the
>> most-sued person you'll ever know.
> you have had interesting experiences!
> how many of these lawsuits have been dropped before heading to trial?
> (numbers or percentages?)

all of them.

> how many legal motions went back and forth before trial in various
> motions or other tactics?

dozens each; hundreds in total.

> how many plaintiffs were multiple offenders, or behind multiple legal
> filings against you in multiple venues?


> how any of these lawsuits encountered procedural or judicial
> complications by nature of being technical in nature?

roughly half.

> (and if you're answered these elsewhere please forgive and point in
> the right direction :)

i'm just trying to telegraph my lack of legal training by saying,
everything i know about getting sued, i learned by getting sued. that's
both strength and weakness.

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