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Re: Google anti-SOPA/PIPA actions will disappear soon
said by Linklist:Then we can expect you to speak out against these copyright violators and call for their accounting; under the full measure of the law.
I hate thieves(and copyright infringers) and want them prosecuted - even if it isn't always cost effective.
If your position has any credibility, that is what you will do.
quote:Thanks to dave , whose post brought it to my attention.
This is a screencap of PIPA co-sponsor Roy Blunt's Twitter page from a couple of days ago.
The background image is by photographer Walter Rowland. I spoke to his wife Linny, and she told me:
"Wow, I'm so surprised to see that someone would do this. Especially a senator! It's even more of a violation because I'm actually in the photo so it's as if I'm supporting his beliefs. Yes, that's one of my husband's photos who is actually a semi-professional photographer, and no, they weren't given permission."
Roy has since changed the background on his Twitter in an attempt to cover his tracks.
This is PIPA supporter and Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill's Twitter page as it appears right now.
And this is the background image she stole from Flickr user J. Stephen Conn, who told me this:
"I do not recall giving the senator permission to use this photo on her Twitter account. I have put the photo in the Creative Commons, which means anyone may use it for non-commercial purposes, however, proper attribution of the photo should be given because it is NOT in the public domain."
The above screencap shows the homepage of Florida congressman/SOPA co-sponsor/probable PIPA supporter Dennis Ross' website.
Which features the appropriately titled illustration "Overweight Government Pig" by cartoonist John S. Pritchett. You'll notice that Dennis cropped out the part where it says "© John Pritchett". We contacted John, and he told us:
"To my knowledge, I did not license the usage of my "Overweight Govt. Pig" illustration to Dennis Ross."
That's more attribution than the 'thieving' PIPA supporters bother to give.
Adopting other people's animosity is The New Stupid.