March 12, 2011
I'm dumb (about legal actions and other stupidities)
Yes I'm dumb (and not Einstein). I had forgotten to active my comments alert and I discovered this morning only I got more that 30 comments since the beginning of this blog 8 months ago. The only ones I had seen were the Raven StarblOOd's ones, and they were nice. All are not. Among them, many are anecdotical (one is shocked by the Cicciolina pictures, one is a paintball amateur happy to have porn from his shit game), but 2 are more serious, ie. requests for removing their pictures. The first is Scott H (he doesn't want apparently that his name features in full) and without any answer from me, decided to ask DMCA to do it. I discussed this point (and recognised my dumbness, quite an amateurish way to do a blog actually) on his site here. The other one is Paul D (he doesn't deserve to have his full name) who asked that I removed his pictures of an old woman or he would begin a legal action against me (maybe he has began since his comment is from January and I only read it today). Always pleasant to be menaced by someone just because you tried to share your admiration for his work (!!!). But I suppose the sense of property is too strong and removes all the basic peacefull interindividual relations. OK, your pix are out and you can put back your legal action wherever you want (I said "wherever"). All in all, I feel things become too complicated and the pleasure is fading. I'm not sure to go on in a near future if I see that these legal threats become frequent. I was really sure when I began this blog it would stay confidential and photographers would be happy to see their work recommended and signalled positively. It seems I was wrong. PS. If Einstein's family wants the picture of their ancestor above being removed, please ask nicely before legal action. Thanks.
à l'adresse 11:11 AM