Martin Pool mbp at
Wed Aug 20 21:24:21 PDT 1997

The fact that it will now be controlled from Anguilla is particularly

      -- Don't believe everything you read.

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This is referring to the web site that allowed you to obtain drivers
license information from a name, or a name from a license tag number.

Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 02:54
Subj: GoodBye

Dear Friends, 

It is with mixed emotions that I bring you news as to the future of  First let me tell you that we appreciate all of the
letters of support that you have sent.  During the many days of
confusion, your kind letters help us to remain focused on the tasks at

Our company ShadowSoft, Inc. publishes Public Records CDs and we
specialize in consulting or contracting with databases (preferably
large databases).  ShadowSoft was approached around the end on 1996
and was asked if we could place our public records databases on the
Internet.  After a little bit of tinkering the basic model that you
see at was developed. 

ShadowSoft is staffed with the best technical people in the  
industry but we don't have skills in the area of marketing. 
It has been our desire all along to simply be the technical and 
database contractor for someone who wished to run the business  
of marketing and merchandising  A law passed by 
the Texas legislature this year banning the distribution of public
data records over the Internet has made finding a merchandiser
difficult and has made us re-think our position.  I have made the
decision that ShadowSoft shall cease operating on
August 31, 1997. 

Because of my own personal belief that keeping public records  
available to the public in a free society is critical and essential to
keeping our country free, ShadowSoft has sold to a
company based in Anguilla, British West Indies.  The company which is
named Ltd. has purchased all of the programs that
ShadowSoft developed which gives you access to the information over
the Internet.  In addition, ShadowSoft will  consult for but our data was not sold to them  as a part of our
deal.  Instead, has purchased another copy of the same
databases and should be able to provide uninterrupted service to you
after September 1, 1997. 

The new owners of should be sending you a note 
very soon.  Thanks again for all of your support and please consider 
keeping a subscription with 



ShadowSoft, Inc.

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