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Retired Forums => Hawaiian Letters & Lawsuits Forum => Topic started by: Activated on June 19, 2012, 03:44:57 AM

Title: Ode to VKT & HAN... a poem
Post by: Activated on June 19, 2012, 03:44:57 AM
Ode to HAN & VKT

Hello! She said. With a soft polite voice.
I’m calling about your website – in which I have no choice.
But to inform you of a violation – that is causing us frustration.
I represent and artist of the finest kind.
A photographer named Vincent Tylor – His photos are sublime.
It seems you have no license of which we are aware
And it’s my responsibility to collect an amount that’s fair.
For copyright infringement is a serious offence.
Ignorance of the law is certainly no defense.
So, please give me your address that I may send a bill.
And we will do this amicably – as neighbors always will.

I had to go… get off the phone… as I was currently at work.
I hung up flustered and confused, about to go berserk!

An email shortly followed requesting a large amount.
For a retroactive license, with a very big discount!

I contacted the artist to try to explain
That as far as I knew, the photo was in the public domain.
I had immediately removed it – even without being asked.
And provided him origin information, to help him with his task.
I received a “friendly” response – thanking me for my “story.”
It was obviously rehearsed – and very regulatory.

“Another similar business” he says has already been sent to court.
His threat was made amicably – in order to extort.
Vince said “Hawaiian Art Network & Copyright Services International”
Have Authority to settle and they really are quite rational. (lol)
So it doesn’t matter if your business is small or it’s quite large.
If you are the end user – There’s going to be a charge.

I find the copies of this image on the network that are free…
Are 15 pages deep in a google search, so one can clearly see-
Honeypots, trolls & seeding are most likely my defense
I WILL NOT be EXTORTED of this misleading offense.

Thanks to ELI members and the forum, I’m gaining knowledge & strength.
And I plan to fight this out – no matter what the length.

Title: Re: Ode to VKT & HAN... a poem
Post by: Moe Hacken on June 19, 2012, 08:25:10 AM
Brings a tear to one's eye. From laughter. Good one, Activated.
Title: Re: Ode to VKT & HAN... a poem
Post by: Greg Troy (KeepFighting) on June 19, 2012, 09:16:35 AM
That was great Activated, thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Ode to VKT & HAN... a poem
Post by: Extortion-Victim-No Longer on June 19, 2012, 04:17:46 PM
Good for you Activated!