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Techdirt speaks out about $15 million lawsuit filed by man who claims to have invented email

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NewsHubToday, technology site Techdirt has opened up regarding the $15 million lawsuit filed against them last Wednesday in Boston. The lawsuit was filed by Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, and alleges that Techdirt committed libel in their reporting of him and his claims.
The crux of the matter lies in Techdirt’s coverage of Ayyadurai’s assertion that it was he who invented email. Ayyadurai developed a program called “EMAIL” , and has used his copyright to bolster his claims that he is the inventor of the widely used internet communication tool. Techdirt, among others , has posted numerous articles debunking his claims, and it seems Ayyadurai has taken exception.
Particularly troubling is who represents Ayyadurai in the matter, Beverly Hills attorney, Charles Harder. Harder is perhaps best known for his role in Terrence Bollea (better known as Hulk Hogan) v. Gawker, which found the popular site on the losing end of a $140 million lawsuit.

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