Monday, October 02, 2006

Theft: Been Robbed I Have

Somebody has seen fit to steal the header from this blog and use it on their website (in a somewhat horrible Flash thingy). I am not impressed. I have emailed the owners of the site but have had no response so far.

The sad thing is that this is a site that normally I would support in any way I could. But if the authors of it think that that support extends to them helping themselves to my intellectual property without even asking, they really need to think again.

Names will be named.


Blogger kaya said...

Names will be named!
You are so funny!

4:32 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Kaya: would you prefer 'the theiving bastards shall be sued?'

4:37 pm  
Blogger nzm said...

Keefie: just name the thieving bastards and be done with it!

I wonder how a Digital Rights Management lawsuit case would be argued in Dubai courts?

4:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Name them!! Name them!!

5:02 pm  
Blogger samuraisam said...

"I wonder how a Digital Rights Management lawsuit case would be argued in Dubai courts?"

Well seeing as both websites in this case are hosted in the US (or is your banner hosted in .ae?) it would be remarkebly hilarious, and I for one, would pay to watch it.

6:35 pm  
Blogger Seabee said...

Name and Shame! Name and Shame!

6:37 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Sam: interesting image is hosted in the UK...there's could be anywhere, although all the WHOIS contacts are in the US. I certainly wouldn't want to consider filing any case in the UAE, they'd prolly say it was my fault for sticking it where beoble can steal it!

7:02 pm  
Blogger kaya said...

Dont forget pictures with the "cm" chart behind them!

8:45 pm  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Was it definitely from your original image then? I thought he might have used the same source or something, I didn't know if you created the composite or not.

Kind of a bizarre thing to do, in a close-knit national web community.

8:50 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

SD: sounds like you know who I'm talking about. That image is 100% mine - I took the photos and I made the collage.

8:55 pm  
Blogger Jin said...

Person, or persons, to hunt down & do really nasty painful things to the dipshit who stole a handcrafted blog heading.
To be negotiated, but probably heaps of alcohol, black pudding & possible bacon butty.

p.s. Name the buggers mate! Is nothing sacred any more??

11:42 pm  
Blogger Mme Cyn said...

Ah! Keefieboy. This explains the "tm" on your name that I saw on your most recent post.

Name and shame the buggers!

(Oh and BTW: IN the interests of transparency, the portrait of Madame Cyn is by Delacroix... he wasn't around to ask before I stole it.)

4:49 pm  
Blogger Mme Cyn said...

Say Keefieboy, I always meant to ask: is the camel one of the wonderful creations of your Better 'Arf?

11:52 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Mme Cyn: no, it's a self-portrait, silly!

7:24 am  

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