Cabin Boy Bill has got himself in another DMCA mess. He sent a takedown notice to a Tumblr blog called Bill Schmalfeldt’s Lies. That blog is operated by the anonymous blogger GhostRadioOnlin, and Ali Akbar of the National Bloggers Club has stepped forward to act as the authorized agent of the anonymous blogger in filing a counter notice.
Schmalfeldt has reacted in a predictably unhinged manner. First, he falsely accused Ali Akbar of claiming to own the Tumblr blog in question. Now, he is claiming that Ali Akbar isn’t the authorized agent for GhostRadioOnlin and that the National Bloggers Club doesn’t exist. As evidence of the club’s non-existence, he says that we (Yes, I’m a member.) don’t have a website.
That’s what our homepage looked like at around 6 ET this evening.
And in other news … Ali Akbar’s Twitter account came under spambot follower attack just after 6:15 this evening.
UPDATE—Someone asked me how I know about Schmalfeldt’s claim about the National Bloggers Club not existing. He sent a couple of comments to Hogewash! (No, they didn’t get past moderation.) about his post at the Team Schmalfeldt (No, I won’t link to it.) blog.
UPDATE 2—Stacy McCain has more details about Ali Akbar’s DMCA counter notice.