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Re: 10 Reasons to Switch to Linux

__/ [ Erik Funkenbusch ] on Tuesday 26 December 2006 22:46 \__

> On Tue, 26 Dec 2006 22:04:34 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> So stealing other people's work is only OK when it is artwork, rather
>>> than words?
>> I kept quiet at the time, but evidently there were several links to
>> acknowledge the artist, the image did not have a copyright notice back in
>> 2004 (unless I missed it) and the artist didn't contact me for many
>> days/weeks, until Funky was breathing down his neck vigorously and
>> endlessly, so a polite request was made. How much Funky nagged the guy I
>> may never find out. But he definitely has too much spare time between the
>> box-booting sequence at College. He'd better use his time more wisely
>> because my images are stolen/HotLinked on a daily basis and I don't bother
>> to take action.
> Bull.  You were notified of your infringement multiple times.  The author
> contacted you MULTIPLE times.  He finally had to threaten you with a
> lawsuit before you took it down, WEEKS after you were first notified.
> I didn't "hound" the author, I merely asked him if he had given you
> permission to use the image.  He came back and thanked me and said he had
> not and that you were infringing his copyright.  I responded back and
> pointed him to the thread about the issue.
> Total, 2 messages, both polite.  The author then spent weeks trying to get
> you to remove it.
> So stop lying now, and stop pretending YOU are the injured party.  You
> violated copyright law, and then you tried to cover it up and then ignore
> it, and then finally sneaked off and tried to blame me when you were
> finally cornered.
> And you're one to talk about "using time more wisely"...

Dear Mr. Drama Queen,

Because I knew you would lie, I temporarily removed you from the killfile. I
know my inbox. You don't. I'm a reasonable person, like the artist. You
aren't. I received only one message. There was no f**king mention of a
lawsuit or anything and I replaced the image the day I got contacted (over a
week after you began your 2 utterly failed blogs and decided to prey on mine

Please ask your employer if it's still willing to pay you to troll the OS/2
forums. You're a waste of bandwidth here.

Now good night.


                        ~~ Kind greetings and happy holidays!

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