I got an e-mail threatening, well threatening nothing really, the writer forgot to put in the threat, but telling me that I was using copyrighted images of a drunken Christiaan Briggs....
Gee, it'd be tempting to refer him to Christiaan Briggs' take on copyright. (there should be none) But what I want to know is, how is this not fair use? The images were part of my commentary, they weren't used for profit... and by the way, where did they go? They were public images on flickr at one time. Now they're gone.
Anyway, who puts their friends in this position? I mean, if Christiaan Briggs hadn't attacked an innocent kid, those pictures would have no meaning. Now, as if calling Christiaan Briggs friend isn't embarrassment enough, "morph" has to ask me to take down the pictures. How much easier this would have been for everyone if instead of being a grit-tooth, angry, denouncer of violence, if Christiaan Briggs had worked on eliminating the violence in Christiaan Briggs.
***Update: From the Les Incompetents bulletin board-
"Sorry we've been dragging our feet about updating this. Bill has now come round and is walking and talking so things are looking a lot better. Hopefully he should be fit and well fairly soon. Naturally he and his family appreciate the support and kind comments."Great news.