2004.01.16 16:02 "Re: [Tiff] http://www.libtiff.org/", by Bob Friesenhahn
Listening to the discussion, I suddenly wondered if this group should contact the EFF.
"EFF is a nonprofit group of passionate people — lawyers, volunteers, and visionaries — working to protect your digital rights."
As the word lawyer is in the list I guess that they could help with legal advice.
and non-profit sounds good too :)
The EFF is unlikely to help. They are primarily concerned with influencing the law, or obtaining judgements which set precedent to effecively influence the law.
I was once threated with a lawsuit by a similar predator (who claimed that "USENET" and "CAMPING" were some of his trademarks and also had thousands of registered domains) for trademark infringement by my open source package. The EFF did not help. I finally did prevail due to the kindness of strangers.