Ricky Dombrowski Drunk With Strippers Photo gets ROM taken down for a day
Now we are learning that the complaint that was filed was totally bogus, our use of an image in the public domain:
For now we will host these images offsite so WordPress servers are not involved and we should be good to go
According to Wikipedia:
Fair use, a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work, is a doctrine in United States copyright law that allows limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. Examples of fair use include commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship. It provides for the legal, non-licensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author’s work under a four-factor balancing test. The term fair use originated in the United States. A similar principle, fair dealing, exists in some other common law jurisdictions. Civil law jurisdictions have other limitations and exceptions to copyright.
Looks like our good friend Gulfport City Councilman Ricky Dombrowski is so upset that we posted pictures from his own facebook on our blog that he threatened legal action against wordpress so they took us down for a day. (Apparently the first amendment does not apply everywhere in blogging)
I hope you know that this means WAR Mr. Dombrowski. You better hope there is nothing else in your closet, before we really didn’t give a damn about you but now it’s become a personal vendetta. We can find other places to post the picture. (like over on blogger: http://rightofmississippi.blogspot.com/
On another note, thanks for reviving our blogging passion, we had been getting complacent.
Up yours Ricky!
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