Many of Team Kimberlin’s troubles have stemmed from their misunderstandings of copyright and other intellectual property law. This post On IP and IP is from nine years ago today.
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It may have been a bit of rough day for Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfelt. First of all, the IP address for the name server for his hate sites dedicated to Aaron Walker, Stancy McCain, and me don’t seem to be working. It looks like some sort of technical glitch.
Second, I received a copy of a DMCA takedown notice that was sent by the photographer who owns the copyright on the head shot I use under license on the blog’s About page. Given the Cabin Boy’s long-winded assertions of his rights to his intellectual property, one wonders why he appears so upset that a copyright holder would complain about work being used without permission.
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Some years later during on of Bill Schmalfeldt’s turns as editor of breitbartunmasked dot com, he used some material from Hogewash! without permission. When I sent a DMCA takedown notice to BU’s ISP, the site was forced to move offshore in order to avoid divulging the owner’s name in a counterclaim.
Stupid is as stupid does.