Several of the losing fights Team Kimberlin picked dealt with copyrights. For example, Bill Schmalfeldt tried to get this parody image suppressed.He was unsuccessful, as this DMCA Workaround post from nine years ago today predicted.
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If Bill Schmalfeldt were to file a bogus DMCA takedown notice on the image in this post, it could easily be replaced with this image:
I’m told that the picture of his face was taken from is a U. S. Navy publicity photo that is in the public domain.
Even the Sore Loserman’s wrongheaded theories of copyright law won’t permit him to send a lawful notice relating to the image above.
UPDATE—Maybe he should get some more advice from the guys at Acme.
UPDATE 2—The reader who created the original parody image has emailed me:
As is noted in Wikipedia, “Jabba the Hutt’s image has since played an influential role in popular culture, particularly in the United States. The name is used as a satirical literary device and a political caricature to underscore negative qualities such as morbid obesity and corruption.”
There are parallels between Team Kimberlin and Jabba the Hut’s crew. Mainly the vile nature of their activities, the decline of their social morality, and whether or not Mr. Schmalfelt ever really had a neck.
This is why “The Hutt” was chosen. It was a cultural metaphor for Mr. Schmalfelt and in large part, Team Kimberlin. They debase themselves by their very existence. They’re a cosmic joke. An accident. They should never have happened, but they did. Like the “Island of misfit psychopaths and malignant narcissists,” they somehow found each other. And we are all the worse for it. The world is the worse for it.
However, I still have the right to criticize their psychological deficiencies.
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