Wednesday, January 03, 2007

That's Just Wrong!

I was just over at Bonne Marie's and saw the hell she and others are going through with regard to protecting their copyright.

I may be a small piece of plankton in the ocean, but I will not abide content harvesting - especially when it ends up somewhere that is TOTALLY out of context and on a domain that goes beyond the bounds of tastelessness. Hey, I'm cool if you like that sort of thing, but this knit blog has nothing to do with the explicit photos of B&D I found at the root of said domain.

I will not link to it, nor will I show the whole page. Just a snippet that, at first blush, sort of sounds like it might be craft or travel related. It ain't!

Out of context website*BTW, I also notified the other folks (pixiepurls, knitpicks) whose links I saw mentioned.

I wrote to the site owner and just received the following nasty retort (cleaned up for my PG audience):

f*ck off
you are f*cking idiot
s*ck my d*ck

Nice. Should I get a lawyer?



Blogger Debi said...

I think you should send a copy of this stolen snippet and said retort to this knuckleheads IPS and have their blog pulled. Sheesh people can be so crappy sometimes!

PS - thank you again for the dreamy present!! :)

1/04/2007 12:51:00 AM  
Blogger Opal said...

Oof! I'm with Debi. Send that off to the offender's ISP. And talking with a lawyer can't hurt either. Aren't most initial consultations free?

1/04/2007 01:51:00 AM  
Blogger Pirate Alice said...

I'm with the other two, report that clod to his ISP and let them know that you've got a lawyer standing by for further retaliation. Yo Master D knows some lawyers...

1/04/2007 09:03:00 AM  
Blogger christine said...

I am a lawyer, and will happily help you and anyone else (no charge) who finds their content in places where it does not belong. I have handled cyber-copyright issues for some dog rescue groups, so it's not a real time consuming issue. Just email me.........

1/04/2007 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger enallagma9 said...

Ouch. My sympathies. And brava, Christine!

1/04/2007 06:34:00 PM  
Blogger Sister Madness said...

Brava for the blogosphere that brings Karen & Christine together!! You GO, girls!!!

1/04/2007 08:31:00 PM  

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