E2-labs, the long lasting saga03/11/2009 Written by Roberto Preatoni
The long lasting, Bollywood’s favorite saga between E2-labs and Zone-H is far away from being finished. For those heart-breaking soap-operas addicted, we have more bits and bytes of today’s India’s hot topic with *special* multimedia effects. Welcome to the Web 2.0 world!
To discover the reason of this picture, click on the news title to read more…
The reason why I decided to write this news is because after my previous three articles about the E2-labs and Zone-H saga (at that point E2-labs’s Zaki Qureshey was still thinking he could get away with minor damages, same as the car-crash getaway episode) even the Indian press started to write about the topic. At this point, having both the press and the E2-labs attending students starting to raise questions, Mr. Qureshey felt a raising pressure around him and decided to give me a call. Sorry, a few.
The first call I receved it yesterday at nearly 2 AM my time. Needless to say, I was asleep and woke me up. I ditched it, telling to Mr. Qureshey to call later as it was nighttime. He called back a second time when it was 5.50 AM, this time I just rejected it. Later on, I received another telephone call at 7, but I was in a meeting so I could not answer. I got another call this time at 10.30 PM. Again I was asleep, I decided to answer to it but not before letting it ring for a while, rushing to the nearby room to pick up the digital recorder I use in my music live sessions.
In a 31 minutes of conversation Mr. Qureshey tried continuosly to wash me out by means of his undoubted speech skills but despite such skills I was continuosly keeping him under pressure presenting facts to contrast his vagueness (a shrink couldn’t perform better in vagueness). And each time I was managing to corner him in relation of specific facts, he always managed to slip away changing topic. The whole conversation was basically about me telling him to stop acting unethically, stop using my image, asking him to remove my face from the billboards he placed around Hyderabad. THAT WAS THE ONLY THING I KEPT REQUESTING SINCE THE LAST MONTHS. After 31 minutes during which he managed nearly to make me cry by his heartbreaking statements, tell me that the whole Indian, Arab, American world is mad at me and that Indian “Secret Services” (wow! I am now really afraid) are mad at me as well, the phoneline dropped. I hoped at that point he understood the lesson and he would have proceeded to remove ALL the contents related to me from his website, material, billboards, screensavers.
But… no! After a few minutes I got this SMS message:
in which he is basically telling me: “If you want me stop abusing of your image, you must remove the articles you wrote from Zone-H first and only after I will remove the contents from my website”.
In this view and to teach Mr. Qureshey a lesson in lifestyle, I am not only leaving all the contents on Zone-H but I am also adding this new article, putting the entire phone conversation, without editing and craps so that anybody can judge and make up their own mind.
I didn’t know what image to put as background of the audio player so I decided to use the World Intellectual Property Organization logo. E2-labs declared to have received an award from such organization. Considering the current issues between Zone-H and E2-labs, this award is really puzzling me. It’s like giving the peace Nobel price to Jack the ripper…
I also keep receiving interesting material from current students, old students, old employess, old partners, old teachers whom cooperated with E2-labs in the past. I want to thank all of them for providing me enough *original* material to be used eventually to keep the saga going on. Let’s see if there would be the necessity…
Keep sending, keep sending but anonymous and unverifiable statements will be sent to /dev/null.