Przyk, did you even read my paper? At least the title? The information paradox relates to getting the information out of the black hole; that information never needs to be "gotten" if the event horizon never forms. This is from the introduction to that Nuclear Physics B article: This paper makes the same case that I do, using the same logic. If you want to continue to dismiss this as trivial or obvious then perhaps you and rpenner should send a joint criticism to the journal directly. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!