Man who says he invented e-mail sues Techdirt for disputing claim

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Shiva Ayyadurai (credit: Darlene DeVita)
Techdirt founder Mike Masnick often takes no prisoners when it comes to his writings about intellectual property, net neutrality, the law, and everything in between. But now Masnick finds himself the target of the same lawyer who brought down Gawker on behalf of Hulk Hogan.
That lawyer, Charles Harder of Beverley Hills, is representing Shiva Ayyadurai, the man who claims to have invented e-mail. Ayyadurai is seeking $15 million ...