I’m NOT That Big … Unlike Humongous Ben Affleck

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ADDENDUM: RECEIVED A LOVELY NOTE FROM KEVIN AT WORDPRESS:

Hello Stephen, 

Unfortunately those images were temporarily disabled by mistake, due to an error 
in our software. We never intended to take those down and I apologize. All three 
images have now been restored. 
https://herewearegoing.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/affleck-dick-1.gif?w=300&h=150
https://herewearegoing.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/affleck-dick-3.gif?w=300&h=150
https://herewearegoing.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/affleck-dick-2.gif?w=300&h=150

We don't believe the size of a blog or the bank account balance of its author 
are relevant to free speech and fair use rights. 
http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/striking-back-against-censorship/

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Again, my apologies.

Regards, 
Kevin
Community Guardian
Automattic | WordPress.com

GRANTED, HE DID CALL ME STEPHEN, BUT HE THEN APOLOGIZED FOR THAT IN ANOTHER NOTE! LOVING WORDPRESS RIGHT NOW! TRULY. AND CLICK AWAY TO SEE BEN’S DICK.

Errr, Charlie, I meant to say. Another terrible mistake. Apologies again!


Kevin
Community Guardian
Automattic | WordPress.com

SO, WHILE BEN (or his reps) IS BEING A DICK, WORDPRESS IS GRAND.

Ben is being a freakishly stupendous dick – via Fox.

Apparently Fox Legal has nothing better to do than troll for little, tiny weblogs like mine — with my itsy-bitsy little following — and make sure they are protecting the ginormous Ben Affleck’s monstrously large appendage. Look what I got from WordPress:

 

 

Hello, 

We have received a DMCA notice (https://www.eff.org/issues/bloggers/legal/liability/IP#dmca) 
for material published on your WordPress.com site. 

Normally this would mean that we'd have to disable access to the material. 
However, because we believe that this instance falls under fair use protections, 
we will not be removing it at this time. 

Section 107 of US copyright law identifies various purposes for which the 
reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, 
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. You can learn more 
about that here:
http://www.copyright.gov/title17
http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html

While we believe that your use of the material is protected (we have fought for 
our users in similar cases in the past - http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/striking-back-against-censorship/), 
please keep in mind that the complainant may choose to continue to pursue this 
matter, perhaps directly with you. If you would prefer, you are still able to 
delete the content from your site yourself.

The notice we received follows.


— BEGIN NOTICE —
To whom it may concern:

We are writing to you on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and 
its related entities (collectively "Fox") which own intellectual property rights 
in the motion picture film Gone Girl Image 81313611/CA2014005206. It has come to 
our attention that one or more images purportedly from Gone Girl Image 
81313611/CA2014005206 were posted on your website at the URL(s) listed below 
without authorization of Fox. This conduct infringes Fox's intellectual property 
rights.

http://pmchollywoodlife.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/p1gicsogfodfghavvis2.gif
https://herewearegoing.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/affleck-dick-1.gif?w=300&h=150
https://herewearegoing.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/affleck-dick-3.gif?w=300&h=150
https://herewearegoing.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/affleck-dick-2.gif?w=300&h=150
http://pmchollywoodlife.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/p1gicsogfodfghavvis2.gif?w=636&h=264


We must demand that you remove the images from your website immediately. 

I have a good faith belief that the use of the material at the URL(s) listed 
above is not authorized by Fox, its agent, or the law and I declare under 
penalty of perjury that I am authorized to act on behalf of Fox and the 
information in this letter is accurate.

Please confirm via e-mail that you will comply with our request.


/Kasimira C. Verdi/

Kasimira C. Verdi
Director – Intellectual Property
Fox Group Legal
2121 Ave. of the Stars, Rm. 2234
Century City, CA 90067
310-369-3110
foxip@fox.com


Please reply to info.antipiracy@dtecnet.com, replies sent to 
no-reply@dtecnet.com will be ignored.
— END NOTICE —


Regards, 
Kevin
Community Guardian
Automattic | WordPress.com

Okay, so, despite WordPress saying they meant to protect wee-little-me, I was going to go ahead and remove the images of behemothic Ben. I have enough people after me for enough things IRL, who needs the angst on a tiny, little blog?

But, they were already gone. Girl! Look, whatever. But, uhm, the images are still up at a much HUGER (like Ben) site than mine. (Not to mention names, but, here at OMG BLOG) Why, I wonder, did an enormous (like Ben) corporation like Fox target teensy-weensy ME? And WHY target anyone? I didn’t pirate the film. I didn’t give away plot points. I have immense (like Ben) respect for the intellectual properties and arts of others — I have had my ideas, words, work stolen and compromised and appropriated so I know what an elephantine (like Ben) insult and heartache that is. But that was NOT what I did. I was talking about Fox’s super-colossal-titanic (like Ben) release of their film. In my own TINY LITTLE way (unlike Big Ben) I helped create the giant (like Ben) buzz for which they were hoping, using limited images from the monster (like Ben) film they spent mammoth (like Ben) MILLIONS OF HUGE (like Ben) dollars promoting to all the LITTLE PEOPLE (like me). Ben (and his prodigious endowment) was EVERYWHERE talking about the film and his big-fat babymaker’s screen time. They practically SOLD the film based on Ben’s zipcode-of-its-own-worthy cock, so, uhm, what is the massive (like Ben) fucking deal?

And why are Fox and Ben being such outsize (like Ben), walloping (like Ben), whopping (like Ben) dicks (so to speak) about it?

 

3 thoughts on “I’m NOT That Big … Unlike Humongous Ben Affleck

  1. I doubt Ben himself is behind this. I’m no lawyer, but I doubt they’d have a case. But they’re big, you’re a little blog, like you say, and they can afford to waste money with frivolous legal action like this.

  2. Pingback: Zeitbites Sunday: I’m Feeling Sed | herewearegoing

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