Update: S. Carr is posting around the web various suggestions I “doctored” the photos, as displayed here. I gave up reading the forum when S. Huller sorta came to my defense, suggesting nothing was there, and that maybe this is just a conspiracy within a conspiracy (Inception?). Of course, what they have is my outlook screengrab. They don’t have my gmail screengrab where all the sent emails go to wait the day of resurrection.
Neil does bring up important thing in his latest post. It seems DMCA requires one to post on the site and not email the site owner a personal takedown request. I did not do that. I further thought Automattic would have investigated this or included this in the check-off list. They did not. Is it WP’s fault? No.
Now, Neil and the relict of Google’s field will spend some time proving I doctored the photos. Maybe they are correct. Maybe Huller is correct… or maybe there is as sometimes reported a glitch with Outlook on a Mac. But, one thing you cannot do is to break in Gmail’s servers. I mean, unless I am a Freemason and have contact to the Illuminati.
Regardless of the evidence produced, their will be nothing to prove to anyone that Neil is wrong. Of course, Neil also claims he didn’t receive WP’s first notice so I guess they lied too.
Update (5 July, for you Aussies.)
I wrote the below comment in response to the relict’s post here (the links are added).
You got me, I guess, unless this is a conspiracy within a conspiracy like Huller first suggested. Of course, if I have an gmail screengrab, I guess that would solve absolutely nothing. The thing about mythicists is that they don’t take kindly to evidences…
As I have stated on other blogs, my big mistake was seeing it go as far as shutting the ENTIRE site down. My apologies. That was not my intention or my actual request. I believed, in good faith (all rights reserved and the cc, which we clearly have a disagreement over), I had the right to remove my content from Neil’s blog. This has happened before, not with Neil’s blog, when someone was stealing entire posts. I actually catalogued this on the blog some time ago.
Unfortunately, when Neil disobeyed Lord WordPress, which I pray to daily if not hourly and have been known to sacrifice various companions (Dr. Who reference), he had his own blog shut down.
Now, gents, I really enjoy this posts, I do, and I urge you to take this comment as fuel for the fire. Burn.down.the.internet.
As you are now on WordPress.org, i would equally urge you to use the jetpack comments (wish I could convert, but I am still a but superstitious) and find the All-in-One SEO plugin. This latter plugin helps with, well, SEO — search engine optimization. I have a few more if you want the tips. Anyway, best of luck and cannot wait to see what happens ‘next well’ as Steve Carr is hinting at.
Steve Carr is out promoting an impending lawsuit. Should be fun. I mean, because unlike Online Policy v Diebold, this was a one time issuance, and made in good faith due to previous existing examples. They seem to think the email (do I or do I know have a screengrab) is part of the DMCA issuance… and that would be a no. But… there you go. Let’s rock-n-roll.
Sure wish they’d get back to bashing Bart. E, however, as that is at least one we can agree on.
If you haven’t heard, Neil’s website is (most likely temporarily) suspended.
Under DMCA, you cannot quote in full unless authorized. There is a process then to ask for removal ONLY of the content copied IN FULL. One cannot simply ask for the removal of an entire website, even on WordPress, due to subject matter or words used. (Unless it is deemed radical hate speech or something like child porn).
The first is this:
You ask the author to remove the copied content (not the post, you can still post a link and have fair use) or summarize.
If the author does not, Automattic (who runs and is ultimately responsible for DMCA (federal law)) takes over. They will disable the post and ask you (the copier) for your response/challenge where the author gets say whatever he/she wants about the use of the copied content. Neil could have responded or amended the post.
During this time, the content and only the content (not the website) was hidden. Then, he re-posted it by himself and against what wordpress.com’s policy says.
In other words, I asked Neil not to repeat the entirety of the post, but he didn’t care. He had the chance amend his post to remove the copied content (and he copied every word from start to finish) or seek authorization. When he not only refused but re-posted it, it was not in my hands any longer.
Neil, on his FB, is saying this today:
“My Vridar blog was deactivated by WordPress because I exposed Joel Watts, a published New Testament “scholar”, as a fraud and liar — He complained to WordPress that I had quoted his own (fraudulent) blogpost in full as part of my analysis of it. I am therefore deemed to be in some sort of violation of copyright law.”
That’s not exactly true… And yes, I do have emails to prove it. See the link below for the process.
What could Neil have done? Easy. Removed the copied in full content or asked for permission. Or challenged the removal request. Instead, he put the material back up.
Neil can spin it and that’s fine… But…in the end, he is lying, again.
Anyway, there you go.
Neil has taken to various places to distribute my personal contact information, including my name and address. Where did he get this from? The DMCA notice he says he never received.
Anyway, I wanted to post a few things, to help my defenders along:
First, Neil left a comment on the blog:
I then sent an email to him, shortly there after… Note the time difference. I know he’s in Australia.
When he didn’t reply, I sent in the request later that evening. You will note that it included ONLY the link to the content and specified the content:
Note as well Neil had the chance to respond or challenge. Notice as well, originally, the ONLY think disabled was the POST. When Neil went to re-post, that’s when the blog was taken down. He had ignored (although he says he failed to receive) notices.
- June 26 – 12:43 AM, Neil leaves a comment.
- June 26 – 12:56 PM, I’m awake, refreshed, at work and email him, deciding to see if he’ll respond first.
- June 26 – 9:48 PM, Hearing nothing, and a little perturbed, I file a DMCA complaint with WordPress (Automattic) requesting ONLY MY CONTENT be removed.
- The DMCA Process (Infographic) (nexcess.net)