Dumb web designers & copyright infringement

It has been about three years now since I ran Web Guard. Those of you
who remember know it was to spread the word about how not to infringe on
copyrights or other people’s bandwidth… etc. We had a few cute little
things we recommended people do to foil bandwidth thieves: replace the
stolen image with a message calling the person a thief, etc.

Well, I guess these images are still floating around. For some reason I
still occasionally get irate emails where people are accusing me of
screwing up their pages, etc.; some even demand I “remove” the image.
(As if they didn’t control their own page!)

Well for one thing, I am not going around doing this to anyone. :wink: So
the person who emailed me wrote the wrong person. Secondly, I don’t even
host the Web Guard pages anymore as you can clearly see if you go to my
web site! I guess it’s one clueless moment after another. :wink:

My latest email:

From: POed

What is your problem???

okay. here is the scoop.
I AM NOT A THIEF!!!
my god! ITS not like I KNEW that picture of Spongebob was copyright!!!
I got it off a google search for a backround pic!!! I saw that “Other”
Friendly backround and though YOU hacked into my name. but NO! You just
have nothing better to do than to embarrass people because they made a
mistake. You COULD have neomailed me, or even figured out my email to
TELL me! But NOW i have to wait until tomarrow to take it off because
someone tried to guess my password! YOU COULDNT EVEN TELL ME IT WAS
COPYRIGHT??? JUST HAD TO MAKE IT KNOWN TO THE WHOLE FUCKING
WORLD!!! Im sorry i made a
mistake.but jesus christ couldnt you have said something before you just
took it out on me!!!
#$(&!#@($%&(#$)@#$!^%(!#$*(@#),
~Pissed
ps-thanks for making me cry
pss-reply unless youre scared of me

Re: Dumb web designers & copyright infringement

Maybe you should send them some anti-psychotic…


Jay Tierney

“Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
news:bhjcqn$s8j$1@www.darklock.com
> It has been about three years now since I ran Web Guard. Those of you
> who remember know it was to spread the word about how not to infringe on
> copyrights or other people’s bandwidth… etc. We had a few cute little
> things we recommended people do to foil bandwidth thieves: replace the
> stolen image with a message calling the person a thief, etc.
>
> Well, I guess these images are still floating around. For some reason I
> still occasionally get irate emails where people are accusing me of
> screwing up their pages, etc.; some even demand I “remove” the image.
> (As if they didn’t control their own page!)
>
> Well for one thing, I am not going around doing this to anyone. :wink: So
> the person who emailed me wrote the wrong person. Secondly, I don’t even
> host the Web Guard pages anymore as you can clearly see if you go to my
> web site! I guess it’s one clueless moment after another. :wink:
>
> My latest email:
>
>
> From: POed
>
> What is your problem???
>
> okay. here is the scoop.
> I AM NOT A THIEF!!!
> my god! ITS not like I KNEW that picture of Spongebob was copyright!!!
> I got it off a google search for a backround pic!!! I saw that “Other”
> Friendly backround and though YOU hacked into my name. but NO! You just
> have nothing better to do than to embarrass people because they made a
> mistake. You COULD have neomailed me, or even figured out my email to
> TELL me! But NOW i have to wait until tomarrow to take it off because
> someone tried to guess my password! YOU COULDNT EVEN TELL ME IT WAS
> COPYRIGHT??? JUST HAD TO MAKE IT KNOWN TO THE WHOLE FUCKING
> WORLD!!! Im sorry i made a
> mistake.but jesus christ couldnt you have said something before you just
> took it out on me!!!
> #$(&!#@($%&(#$)@#$!^%(!#$*(@#),
> ~Pissed
> ps-thanks for making me cry
> pss-reply unless youre scared of me
>

Re: Dumb web designers & copyright infringement

Jay Tierney wrote:

> Maybe you should send them some anti-psychotic…

The line: “pss-reply unless youre scared of me” is what really got me
with this one. :wink:

Re: Dumb web designers & copyright infringement

How can you call this idiot a webdesigner?

Which images do you use for the people who direct link? Here is mine:

Eugene
“Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
news:bhjcqn$s8j$1@www.darklock.com
> It has been about three years now since I ran Web Guard. Those of you
> who remember know it was to spread the word about how not to infringe on
> copyrights or other people’s bandwidth… etc. We had a few cute little
> things we recommended people do to foil bandwidth thieves: replace the
> stolen image with a message calling the person a thief, etc.
>
> Well, I guess these images are still floating around. For some reason I
> still occasionally get irate emails where people are accusing me of
> screwing up their pages, etc.; some even demand I “remove” the image.
> (As if they didn’t control their own page!)
>
> Well for one thing, I am not going around doing this to anyone. :wink: So
> the person who emailed me wrote the wrong person. Secondly, I don’t even
> host the Web Guard pages anymore as you can clearly see if you go to my
> web site! I guess it’s one clueless moment after another. :wink:
>
> My latest email:
>
>
> From: POed
>
> What is your problem???
>
> okay. here is the scoop.
> I AM NOT A THIEF!!!
> my god! ITS not like I KNEW that picture of Spongebob was copyright!!!
> I got it off a google search for a backround pic!!! I saw that “Other”
> Friendly backround and though YOU hacked into my name. but NO! You just
> have nothing better to do than to embarrass people because they made a
> mistake. You COULD have neomailed me, or even figured out my email to
> TELL me! But NOW i have to wait until tomarrow to take it off because
> someone tried to guess my password! YOU COULDNT EVEN TELL ME IT WAS
> COPYRIGHT??? JUST HAD TO MAKE IT KNOWN TO THE WHOLE FUCKING
> WORLD!!! Im sorry i made a
> mistake.but jesus christ couldnt you have said something before you just
> took it out on me!!!
> #$(&!#@($%&(#$)@#$!^%(!#$*(@#),
> ~Pissed
> ps-thanks for making me cry
> pss-reply unless youre scared of me
>

Re: Dumb web designers & copyright infringement

Yevgeniy Leshchinskiy wrote:

> How can you call this idiot a webdesigner?
>
> Which images do you use for the people who direct link? Here is mine:
> http://www.animationlibrary.com/Animation10/Annoying_ad.gif

I forgot and don’t care do dig them up. I have htaccess set, a long time
ago. But I do not have any spongebob squarepants images so this person
is not direct linking off me.

They’ve sent me several messages since I replied, completely failing to
understand anything I try to explain. :wink: