SOUND: Skype rings once. Receiver picked up.
JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.
[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) Johnny, it’s [REDACTED].
JOHNNY: How’s it going? We haven’t talked for a while.
[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) We’ve both been busy. I’m calling because I may have a job for you.
[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) Yes. I believe we have a mutual client.
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JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!
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JOHNNY: The following is partial extract of the tweets sent and received during my investigation of It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over Matter.
JOHNNY TWEETS: (SYNTH VOICE) @[REDACTED] It’s déjà vu all over again.
JOHNNY: It turned out that we did share a client. In fact, we share more that one.
[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) (Fading up) … so that opens several possibilities for ways to follow through.
JOHNNY: Well, a couple of those would be very interesting approaches to the problem.
[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) Yeah, but the difficult part is figuring out which would be the best way or ways to meet the client’s goals.
JOHNNY: OK. What are his goals?
[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) In the broadest sense, to bring the other parties to justice. At this point, we need further information in order to determine how that might best be done. And different actions may be required for the different parties. This where you come in. I need good information about some current situations in order to advise our client.
JOHNNY: Such as?
[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) (Fading out) Well, let’s start with the copyright issues. What’s the real …
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[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) (Fading up) … the real extent of what’s offshore.
JOHNNY: Hmmm. I’ll be able to do a good deal of that work locally, but it sounds like there’s gonna be another uptick in my frequent flier miles.
[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) I guess that means you’re taking the case.
JOHNNY: Investigating stuff like this is the way I make my living.
[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) One more thing. I’ve advised our client not to discuss exactly what is being planned, and that includes the fact that our firm will be representing him.
JOHNNY: It should be an interesting surprise. I’ll stock up on popcorn.
JOHNNY TWEETS: (SYNTH VOICE) @[REDACTED] [redacted].
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JOHNNY: Next week? Your papers are in order. Join us, won’t you.
Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!
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