Filed firmly under the category of really? Again?
Had to send some takedown notices again on one site because someone had copped our images, modified them to remove the mark and posted it up on their profile. I issued the usual DMCA takedown and that image was removed. That’s pretty much the unfortunate business as usual. What was odd was the message I received from the guy after.
What a sad man. Nothing better to do than grassing people up for something that doesn’t affect you at all. I liked the pic, never said it was mine. No life.
Derp right? What a sad man I must be not letting him just rip off stuff without consequences, nothing better to do than report an idiot that doesn’t understand copyright and thinks they’re entitled to rip off anything they fancy just because they ‘liked the pic’. And how could I possibly think that him ripping off my work, removing even the mark that could have led people back to my work and posting it horribly degraded could possibly affect me? Just ridiculous of me.
It was nice of him to admit that he had no rights to the image though. I don’t imagine that was his intent but possibly not the sharpest tool in the box.
So lastly, ‘no life’. Well here’s my problem with that. I do very much have a life. A very large part of that life this person so amusingly assumes that I don’t have very obviously involves tying up lots of beautiful women. Part of it even included creating these images that the guy liked so much that he flatteringly posted them with the creators identification edited off. I have so many better things to do than dealing with entitled twats that feel all put upon if you don’t like them ripping your work off, fucking it up how they please and reposting it without even a credit.
Maybe this guy and those like him should, i dunno, get a life themselves? You know, one where they create their own stuff without ripping off other people’s. Just a suggestion.