[Clipart] George Riddick & Imageline
jon at rejon.org
Wed Sep 24 07:53:29 PDT 2008
On Tue, 2008-09-23 at 15:46 -0700, Greg Bulmash wrote:
> Because the images aren't user submitted, but ones I harvested from the
> web, I'm not sure DMCA applies. And if it does, I'd need a lawyer's
> opinion on that.
Well, DMCA is for more than just user submitted content...you still have
rights and can remove things from site if you are alerted upon
> My attorney (my father) is on vacation in China, on a cruise ship, and
> virtually incommunicado. I have told Riddick this multiple times and
> said I'd cooperate to remove the works he identified from the web, but
> there would be no discussion of a settlement until my attorney returned.
settlement on images! screw that!
> He keeps saying I'll have to make a settlement offer within a few days
> or he'll refer it to his lawyers who will be much nastier, etc. I told
> him that his repeated insistence that I make a settlement offer before I
> can avail myself of counsel is both suspect and his tactics border on
Yes, totally...I think you should completely publish his efforts and
blast him, after you get advice from your father, of course!
> He's been quite the asshole and if I publish his threats to my blog,
> then submit it to Slashdot, I could have him inundated with hackers and
> cranks, but just like I don't want to make a settlement offer before my
> lawyer gets back, I don't want to start trying this case in the media
> before I have my lawyer's advice on that.
> He's trying HARD to push me into making an offer before I have that
> legal guidance. But I'm going to stand firm.
> - Greg
Yah, get advice before doing anything! But seriously, he isn't going to
get much for some images! Gimme a break!
> Jon Phillips wrote:
> > Crazy! Yah, good you pushed the work onto him! Please do update that
> > wiki link and glad we are not infringing...I would though just make him
> > and anyone else aware how they can participate in our community process!
> > Don't let some lame lawyer-talk flap like that without evidence...and
> > remember you/we have DMCA to fall back on which allows for some freedoms
> > and response time ~ 72 hours on infringement claims, and ability to make
> > counter claims...
> > Jon
> > On Mon, 2008-09-22 at 21:33 -0700, Greg Bulmash wrote:
> >> He finally provided a list of 247 images. None of the images on it came
> >> from OCAL. I do however have a bone to pick with Kam's Art.
> >> Please remove Kam's Art from the Wiki as a potential place for
> >> harvesting artworks. It is apparently rife with piracy.
> >> - Greg
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