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etoy.CORPORATION/TOYWAR.com action alert

AFTER A CORPORATE SILENCE PERIOD HERE ARE SOME FLASHING NEWS:

FLASH1: etoy.TANK7 NEARLY SUNK. 7 DAY DELAY / $17,000 IN DAMAGES.
FLASH2: THE etoy.CORPORATION TAKES MANHATTAN. OPENING WITH
GUEST STARS ON SATURDAY APRIL 29 AT POSTMASTERS!
FLASH3: etoy.CD HITS THE MARKET! THE BEST LULLABIES FROM TOYWAR.com.
FLASH4: TOYWAR II? THE SHAREHOLDERS ARE CALLED TO VOTE ON
PEACE OR WAR IN THE TOY MARKET PLACE...



F1: after a storm on the atlantic ocean and a 7 day delay
etoy.TANK7 arrived in manhattan. the system is being repaired by
a special task force and local etoy.AGENTS as fast as possible.
wasted time and logistic problems caused damage of about $17,000.

the etoy.SHARE lost 6% of its value. actual price: $ 3.47
(still rated "strong buy" - the best moment to invest!)



F2: the etoy.CORPORATION crosses borders and twists reality like
no other legal organization: one day fighting with a dot-com
giant in court and turning the battle into one of the most
exciting media art performances - the next day infecting
manhattan where the dot-com-community goes nuts: the show goes on!
turning high risk business into action entertainment.

the etoy.CORPORATION is where the bubble is about to burst.
measuring the pressure & maximizing the market hype!

etoy.INVESTORS call it impact management.

official opening of the exhibition "impact management -
the etoy.CORPORATION in manhattan" saturday, april 29 2000
6pm to 8pm postmasters gallery 459 w 19 street @ 10th ave
new york city 10011 - usa

come and have a drink... maybe even more *
overdress yourself & prepare to ...leave reality behind....

special shareholder party after the regular opening for vip's
and listed etoy.SHAREHOLDERS only. another reason to become
an investor. nobody invests to lose money... etoy TM.
(http://www.etoy.com/share/)

guest stars: john perry barlow, douglas rushkoff,
chris truax & dj spooky (remixing the lullabies).



F3: cd release party: the etoy.LULLABIES will be released
at the opening event of the manhattan show on saturday,
april 29, 2000 to celebrate the TOYWAR.victory.

thanks to predrag manojlov, personal records vienna, groove
attack cologne and all the artists (negativland, e_b_a,
styro2000, people like us, dktr, steev hise, phantomschmerz,
poopoo varmint, gunnar lockwood, twister, mono pause, echelon
& jane dowe, escape mechanism, tanuki, porest, razorsharp,
experimental jetset) for making this product an "absolutely
must have disc" for every little kid that wants to know more
about business on the net. (http://www.toywar.com/shop)

etoy.DISCLAIMER: please! talk with your children about this product.
the etoy.CORPORATION assumes no responsibility for any kind of
mental or physical damage and/or depravation resulting from the
perception of the TOYWAR.lullabies.



F4: interrogations in the LEGO.case did not make clear if the
LEGO.lawyers accept the toys on the TOYWAR.com monument-site.
the etoy.CORPORATION removed the characters which were associated
with LEGO.products by LEGO-US.attorneys from the etoy.com site.
the etoy.MANAGEMENT does not want to attack LEGO for such a
ridiculous reason. etoy is involved in sensitive business
operations in manhattan at the moment. it would be irresponsible
to waste the money of etoy.SHAREHOLDERS for media-warfare. the
etoy.CREW is still recovering from the eToys battle.

at the same time the etoy.BOARD believes that it is an essential
issue that lawyers of a huge corporation (which sells millions of
products) attempt to stop people and art from referring to symbols
and signs which are part of the cultural code of this planet.

TOYWAR.com did not fake a LEGO.site and did not try to sell
LEGO.toys or to abuse the LEGO.trademark. simply a similarity
exists. TOYWAR was established to illustrate (!) the battle
between etoy.com and eToys.com.... there is a relevant difference
between abuse of a trademark and using popular products as
metaphors.

according to corporate regulations the owners of the discussed
material must decide on the strategy: the TOYWAR.com site belongs
to the TOYWAR.community. all TOY.soldiers and SHAREHOLDERS are
called to express their opinion in a pioneering online voting
process.

ONLINE-VOTING-TANKS are open from saturday, 29 april 2000 at noon to
register your votes. closing of polls: 6 may 2000 at 12.00 noon
n.y.time.

details and voting directions are to be found on http://www.etoy.com/
next saturday.




signed by:
the etoy.MANAGEMENT

approved by:
the TOYWAR.crisis-control-board
the etoy.TRANSFER BANK for the east coast: POSTMASTERS GALLERY
the etoy.CURATOR: SUZY MESZOLY



DISCLAIMER: THE etoy.CORPORATION IS NOT ANTI CORPORATE AS MANY
PEOPLE THINK. etoy DOES NOT FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM IN GENERAL.
etoy INFECTS REALITY AND GENERATES IMPACT ON A GLOBAL MARKET.
etoy INCREASES ITS VALUE LIKE EVERY OTHER SUCCESSFUL ART BRAND
AND PROTECTS ITS PROPERTY IF THIS IS NECESSARY.


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SHAREHOLDER OFFER

etoy has received your letter requesting information
on the etoy.SHARE stock options. We thank you for your
interest and congratulate you on your ability to select
a powerful, challenging and intelligent way to invest
your money in cutting-edge contemporary art and culture.

"Etoy continues to beat analysts expectations on reach
and retention. Solid products, strong marketing and first
mover advantage in the impact management sector have put
etoy in the lead. I would rate etoy shares a strong BUY".
JOICHI ITO, CEO of NEOTENY and chairman of INFOSEEK Japan

Over the past few months we have received several hundred
inquiries regarding the etoy.SHARE CERTIFICATES. The
etoy.CORPORATION founded in 1994, which went public in 1998
- an IPO on the art market- , has become famous world- wide
for its innovative art projects, and its pioneering work in
the field of internet art.

From December 1999 through February 2000, the etoy.CORPORATION
was involved in a major court case, and thus we have been
unable to answer the many requests from our prospective
investors. We apologize for the delay in getting back to you,
but are delighted to inform you that our stock has actually
sky-rocketed in value due to the mass public interest and
international media attention received from the court case.

The www.etoy.com web server was down for more than 81 days
due to a law suite bought against etoy by the e-commerce
giant eToys.
"According to officials with eToys, late last spring the
company began getting messages from site users who’d
mistakenly run across the freewheeling conceptual-art
site run by etoy — a site that by all accounts included
some profanity and pornographic images. EToys went looking
for a way to resolve the situation, including offering to
buy the etoy domain name, but its negotiations with the
artists proved fruitless. So in the fall the online toy
retailer turned to the courts, and in November it got a
preliminary injunction forbidding etoy to use its domain
name, claiming damage to its trademark."
Jason Fry and Megan Doscher, WALL STREET JOURNAL, Jan. 28, 2000

The court case that was followed by thousands received
expansive press coverage with over 300 articles appearing
in the international press, including CNN, the New York
Times, and Le Monde. There was a mass public outcry both
on and off line as protestors of all different walks of
life, senators, lawyers, artists, among them, demanded
freedom on the internet and justice for etoy. The event
has been heralded as not only a precedent in internet law,
but also as the greatest art performance ever!

"In February, etoy made headlines around the world when
toy retailer eToys dropped its trademark infringement
lawsuit for the domain name www.etoy.com and agreed to
reimburse the artists up to $40,000 in legal fees."
Cristina Ruiz , The Art Newspaper, 5 April 2000.

"As the law suite has proven, investment in etoy is more
secure than speculations in the vulnerable dot com economy"
etoy.MANAGEMENT

To make an investment in the etoy.CORPORATION, to invest
in one of the world’s most exciting contemporary art ventures,
is to be a leader in the world of contemporary art collectors.
You can invest from as little as $100 to receive microshares,
which are available as small magnetic code cards. If you are
already a microshare holder, you may also upgrade your investment.
For investments of $3000 or more, the share-holder will receive
a unique non-traditional art object, a SHARE CERTIFICATE which
documents a particular element of the dynamic etoy.HISTORY.
These shares are 2 by 2 ft in size, lamda generated images on
aluminum plate. Investors receive a personal share with their
name or name of their company printed on the art work. These
shares are then validated at a SHARE SIGNING press attended
special event. Furthermore the shareholder has the option to
to have the share certificate marked as tradeable on the etoy.com
online investor and certificate list. In this case the investor
allows the opportunity to receive offers by other or new investors
wanting to purchase it. In the case of a deal etoy.com acts as
the transfer platform and will issue the share to the new investor.
The seller’s share certificate is thus invalidated (with a clean hole),
and retains the (worthless) certificate –art object-- and receives
an offer by etoy.CORPORATION for the purchase of a new certificate.

A limited amount of special TOYWAR shares are currently available
to coincide with the etoy exhibition to be held at Postmasters
Gallery in Manhattan in May 2000. (The purchase price of shares
are determined by the current day rate on the date of purchase.)

"On the Internet, where context is the medium, attention is the
metric to measure success and brand and memes are the primary
assets. Unlike most Internet stocks, etoy shares have actually
paid massive dividends in the form of art and fun. I feel I've
already received a return on my principle and everything else
is pure upshot." JOICHI ITO, CEO of NEOTENY and chairman of
INFOSEEK Japan

We are currently inviting investors to participate in this
exhilarating and sound stock option; as shares are limited
we urge you to contact us immediately regarding your interest.
Please contact Suzanne Meszoly etoy.CURATOR at art.investment@etoy.com.

For more information on etoy and to access some of the best
articles written about the recent legal battle and how etoy
shares have gone up in price, please see: www.etoy.com,
www.etoy.com/newsroom, www.etoy.com/shares and www.toywar.com

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Network Solutions, Inc. Restricts Re-sale of Domain Names

April 13, 2000 - For Immediate Release

In an effort to control the growing market in domain names,
Network Solutions, Inc. has amended its registration agreement
to prohibit domain name owners from transferring their domains
to new owners. By including the language “Your rights under
this Agreement are not assignable. Any attempt by you to assign
your rights shall render this Agreement voidable at our option.
” NSI’s new registration agreement allows NSI to revoke a domain
name owner’s registration at will whenever the owner attempts to
transfer it.

Chris Truax, speaking for Domain Name Buyer’s Guide, said,
“Some of the terms in NSI’s registration agreement are outrageous.
NSI seems to be taking the position that domain name registrants
don’t actually own their domain names. What is worse, NSI isn’t
being open about it. While they pretend to allow the transfer of
domain names, they have given themselves the legal right to take
your domain name away and give it to someone else.”

Mr. Truax also said NSI no longer had a monopoly on domain
name registration and that domain name owners now had a choice
of which registrar to use. “There are now over twenty active
domain name registrars and more are being added every week. NSI
came near the bottom of the registrars we ranked. For the moment,
Domain Name Buyers Guide recommends that domain name owners avoid
NSI and use one of the new registrars.”

“Domain names can be an extremely valuable asset.” continued
Truax, “The market for domain names is growing at a tremendous rate.
Some domains are literally worth millions. BUSINESS.COM recently
sold for $7.5 million USD and WINE.COM went for $3 million USD.
Even if you’re planning on using it yourself, we think it would be
crazy to use a registrar that doesn’t recognize your ownership
rights in your domain name.”

Domain Name Buyer’s Guide is a free on-line service that ranks
active ICANN accredited domain name registrars. For more information
contact Chris Truax at press@domainnamebuyersguide.com or by phone
at (619)401-3472.

Domain Name Buyer’s Guide Website
http://DomainNameBuyersGuide.com

The Network Solutions, Inc. registration agreement can be found at:
http://www.networksolutions.com/legal/serviceagreement.html

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eToy Story - OUT-LAW News 2000-04-11

2000_04_11_outlaw_news_etoy_story.pdf

http://www.out-law.com/page-611
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etoy.INVITATION NYC may 4th, 2000

all TOYWAR.soldiers in the new york area are invited to a
special vip SHAREHOLDER PARTY IN etoy.TANK7/POSTMASTERS
GALLERY / 459 W 19 STREET NEW YORK CITY USA TODAY - 8PM!

every registered TOY.soldier can bring one (!) guest.

new investors DAVID LUISI, JOHN PERRY BARLOW & DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF
will sign etoy.SHARE-CERTIFICATES (total value of $20.000).

AS A CO-OWNER OF THE etoy.CORPORATION YOU HAVE THE PRIVILEGE
TO BE PART OF THIS HISTORIC MOMENT (( BRING YOUR TOYWAR.password
to get access ))...

THE etoy.MANAGEMENT WOULD BE HAPPY TO SPEND THIS EVENING WITH YOU.
FREE lullaby.CDS FOR etoy.SHAREHOLDERS AND TOYWAR.heroes.



we look forward to do business with you.


signed: the etoy.MANAGEMENT


check out the latest headlines: http://www.wired.com/news/print/0,1294,36007,00.html

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the user is the judge ...n© by etoy

dear etoy.SHAREHOLDER, FRIEND, TOYWAR-ACTIVIST,


after sending out the TOYWAR game invitation (on friday
/ last seconds of the old century) a neutral research
commission found out that more than 80 percent of all
recruited TOY-AGENTS failed the registration process.

the etoy.RECRUITERS encourage all of you to try hard.
it is just a question of your connections (an invitation
from another subscribed toy-soldier is needed),
intelligence, and endurance to enter the etoy.RESTISTANCE
platform http://www.toywar.com . we hope the community
understands that we can not accept every curious user in
this extreme media war zone. etoy has to protect itself
from spies, enemies and naive terrorists. that's why this
selection takes a few days before the actual battle
starts. etoy can not risk digital suicides and the injury
of innocent and unexperienced users. as soon as the first
700 elite pioneers have formed a strong TOY-TROOP and have
organized the battle field the next round will start. we
keep you updated. ... as soon as the first toy-bombs are
ticking on TOYWAR.com we will issue TOYWAR-GUEST-ACCOUNTS
for standard users (without permission to fight) just to
observe the net art activities from save seats behind
bulletproof windows. in a few days you can also purchase
guest accounts at the official TOYWAR-SHOP for 4.99$.

http://www.toywar.com/shop also offers the official toywar
sound track cd "lullabies for toywar.com". CHECK IT OUT!


AND WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE LAWSUIT ?
*******************************************

hundreds of congratulation emails arrived at etoy.TANK17...
the underground press titled "glamorous victory of the
etoy.CORPORATION (net art giant) over eToys (plastic toy
giant)" after wired news reported that eToys Inc. thinks about
dropping the lawsuit against the etoy.CORPORATION.

this message rushed trough the news last week:
http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,33330,00.html

etoy was not able to answer questions yet.
.... here is our official press statement:

according to our lawyer chris truax the situation is not
completely clear. we follow the contradictional statements
in the press... and we have the impression that eToys wants
to play the good guy now after they saw that the
destruction of etoy failed and their massive pressure on
the art group provoked a load of bad press (over 100
articles worldwide) and drove their stock down (wired news).
it seems they want to look better than they are. we have
the strongest impression that the statements they make to
the press and the ones they make to our lawyers are not
100% identical:

wired.com HEADLINE No.1 on december 30, 1999
etoy: 'The Fight Isn't Over"
http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,33338,00.html

we do not reject talking to eToys but we don´t trust them so
far. first they try to kill us (by spending maybe half a
million dollars on lawyers), and now they try to turn back
the clock and say ...oh this was just a little misunderstanding!?

did we miss something?

two weeks ago we received a 30 pages fax from one of the
biggest newspapers in the us (they got the document from eToys)
with the request to comment on the submitted material. eToys
quoted the terms "offensive, depraved, insane, obscene,
prurient, perverse, destructive, anarchistic, rebellious and
anti-social in nature" in direct connection with the
etoy.CORPORATION. they sent out screen shots of some awarded
and ironic web art services which were not even posted on the
etoy.com site since eToys started to operate in 1997.

at the same time they offer a cute little plastic soldier of
the german SS troops on the eToys site (we dont like this like
they dont like the word "f*ck"...)
http://www.etoys.com/cgi-bin/buzz.pl?sku=1012690&store=et

the board decided to leave communication with eToys to our
lawyers. in the meantime the etoy.CREW concentrates on the
TOYWAR.community and offers etoy.POINTS to everybody who helps
to protect the etoy.com property (with legal tools).

while eToys is using the money from their shareholders to pay
the extreme expenses of this lawsuit we developed a new avant
garde art product called etoy.POINTS. the etoy.POINTS are not
etoy.SHARES! they just represent the etoy.CULTURE-VALUE in a very
abstract way. there is no connection to financial markets: IT IS
ART and we do not force anybody to love it ! but we sell etoy.POINTS
to those who like us. they don´t get anything but ART! ...ok: maybe
it also gives them the feeling that they support the right side...
it could be seen as an "investment" in a higher sense... but it´s
not a real(!) investment.

...we "left reality behind" ... long time ago...

note: etoy.POINTS are NOT etoy.SHARES and NOT apples or
anything else.


we hope to see you on toywar.com...

your etoy.AGENTS



etoy: generating cultural value & global impact ...since 1994


ps: the etoy.BOARD is taking a break. we do not respond to your
emails till january 7, 2000. in case of emergency: send sms messages
to our cell phones: urgent@toybomb.com (max 160 caracters!)

but first: visit the TOYWAR.shop: http://www.toywar.com/shop

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the user is the judge!

SOME PEOPLE STARTED TO PROMOTE THE VICTORY
OF THE etoy.CORPORATION (the art giant) OVER eToys
(the plastic toy giant).

hundreds of congratulation emails arrived at etoy.TANK17.
the press is calling day and night since wired news reported that
eToys Inc. thinks about dropping the lawsuit against the
etoy.CORPORATION.

this message rushed trough the news yesterday night:
http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,33330,00.html


etoy was not able to answer questions yet.
.... here is our official press statement:

first of all: according to our lawyer chris truax the situation is
not completely clear. we follow the contradictional statements in
the press... and we have the impression that eToys wants to play
the good guy now after they saw that the destruction of etoy
failed and their massive pressure on the art group provoked a
huge amount of bad press (over 100 articles worldwide) and drove
their stock down (wired news). it seems like they want to look
better than they are. we have the strongest impression that
the statements they make to the press and the ones they make
to our lawyers are not 100% identical:

latest wired.com HEADLINE No.1 TODAY.........................
etoy: 'The Fight Isn't Over"
http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,33338,00.html

first they try to kill us (by spending maybe half a million dollars on
lawyers), and now they try to turn back the clock and say ...
....oh this was just a little misunderstanding...!?

did we miss something?

two weeks ago we received a 30 pages fax from one of the biggest
newspapers in the us (they got the document from eToys) with the
request to comment on the submitted material. eToys quoted the terms
"offensive, depraved, insane, obscene, prurient, perverse, destructive,
anarchistic, rebellious and anti-social in nature" in direct connection
with the etoy.CORPORATION. they sent out screen shots of some awarded
and ironic web art services which were not even posted on the etoy.com
site since eToys incorporated in 1996.

at the same time they offer a cute little plastic soldier of the german SS:
http://www.etoys.com/cgi-bin/buzz.pl?sku=1012690&store=et

the board decided to leave communication with eToys to our lawyers.
in the meantime the etoy.CREW concentrates on the TOYWAR.community and
offers etoy.POINTS to everybody who helps to protect the etoy.com property
(with legal tools).

while eToys is using the money from their shareholders to pay the extreme
expenses of this lawsuit we are not even allowed to sell etoy.SHARES.
since eToys pushed an LA judge to declare etoy.SHARES as illegal the
etoy.ATTORNEYS developed a new avant garde art product called
etoy.POINTS. the etoy.POINTS are not etoy.SHARES! they just
represent the etoy.CULTURE-VALUE in a very abstract way. there is
no connection to financial markets:

etoy.POINTS are NOT etoy.SHARES and NOT apples or anything else.

just simple stupid POINTS. GOT IT? maybe one day after all this madness
people can change points into shares if a judge is fair! but no one knows!

if you don't want to understand this please swallow this email and forget
everything you know about etoy (the digital hijack, the tanks, even the
golden nica)... you could be a huge risk for all of us! .... no! we do not
need another lawsuit! if this is ok with everybody etoy will return
etoy.POINTS for help and money that people offer(ed).

the place where etoy.FANS, activists and art collectors can buy and win
etoy.POINTS is http://www.toywar.com/ LAUNCHED RIGHT NOW !

the new community platform opens at the moment the first islands
hit the year 2000. or in other words: at the moment when the first
computers start to crash the TOYWAR.game enters the net.

as a close friend of etoy and important toysoldier you get the special
right to be recruited as one of the first TOY-AGENTS: etoy offers you 10
etoy.POINTS if you are one of the first 700 users who enter the game!

this mail was sent out to 700 hundred people who subscribed on toywar.com.
but hurry up! every body can invite 3 further friends.

the battle officially starts at the moment when the first 700 users
completed their training camps and proved that they can handle the
responsibility of the TOYWAR.activities.

after your application has been processed you line up with the other
TOY-AGENTS on the front page http://www.toywar.com/ to let
everybody know that you are prepared for another 20 years of
TOYWAR if the etoy.DNS entries are not reinstalled quickly.

click here to login:

http://www.toywar.com/registration/index.php3?advisor=crisiscontrol+code=17458945

welcome on board:
we are ready for the big bug. HAPPY 200010000110010XXXXXX

your etoy.CREW !


disclaimer
§1 the TOYWAR.com(munity) is not about real war. this game was not
designed to hurt anybody or to cause damage. it is a piece of net art and
a documentation of the legendary fight of the internet community against
greed and bulldozing online. the goal is to learn more about power and
playful resistance.
§2 TOYWAR.com players MUST RESPECT the LAW.
§3 TOYWAR.com TOY-AGENTS do not know expletives. we all saw what
happens if we use bad words. it can lead to a terrible lawsuit and injunctions.
§4 TOYWAR.com is not a real financial market. if you don't see a difference
to the place where you invest your real money you should go away immediately.
§5 TOYWAR.com should show that open minded people like the
etoy.AGENTS do not want war. and that they always prefer to counter
aggression with media art.
§6 TOYWAR.com is about etoy.POINTS (etoy.POINTS are NOT
etoy.SHARES are not APPLES).
§7 TOYWAR.com it is not online to take revenge. it is online to let the world
know what the users think and to show what the users are.
§8 the producers of this game are not responsible for the things the users do if they
don't obey the rules. etoy urges everyone to respect the law.
§9 TOYWAR.com is OUR RIGHT TO COMMENT ON THE MADNESS WE ARE FACING HERE.

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