So earlier this month Joe was informed about some particular anti-rights bigots using video he shot and I edited without permission and outside the bounds of fair use. Joe has asked nicely and it appears that Ladd intends to ignore him.
This is a single frame, being used as a still image without commentary, out of context, and in no way is being used in a manner that can be considered “Fair Use”. They do not own the rights to the image, they are not using the image for a derivative work, they stole it to use it in a manner to show us as intimidating and threatening, and they have not licensed the use of the image either. They have not cited or credited the source of the original work either. It is not even in a manner as they did previously where it was obvious that the still was associate with a video.
So, there’s a new game of chess, the question is what’s the next move. Joe is the rights holder for that frame as he shot it, I think if there’s another volley prior to a formal DMCA request it needs to focus on rights and usage. A DMCA request can also be issued to Blogger without the necessities of a lawyer and let Blogger remove the material. If Blogger refuses to, then more force may be required.
TMM is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
Many know his private name and information however due to the current political climate, many are distancing themselves due to the abandonment of Due Process.
Somebody needs to hit these folks in the pocketbook, maybe THAT will get their attention… sigh
I love how the last statement before the pic says their blog is “frequently profane, violent, and of a disturbing nature”. They’re not selling anyone short there with all of their comments about how they hope we will shoot ourselves or our loved ones by accident, along with other violent and profane wishes against us. I would also like to see what they consider harrassment or threats allegedly from the 2A community. I suspect, as usual, it’s a bunch of lies and typical left-wing-anti-rights bovine scatology. It’s just their way when they’re not winning the fight. Remember how kids are when they lose? They say “So!!!” or “Your Momma!!!” or try and kick you in the junk. See, more violence. It’s a nice correlation comparing their behavior to unruly children considering they are the ones who treat us like children because they know what’s best for us.
I hope I have the opportunity to save their lives one day. I will do it without a second thought because they have the same rights we do…. but I’ll never let them forget it. 🙂
Disavowed With Honor