guilty as charged


antiduff16 part ii

Found & Reported: April 2005

A browse through my stat counter the day after the antiduff16/Sarah fiasco revealed yet another URL eating up my bandwidth from the same Tripod account.

"Surely, no", I thought to myself as I clicked the link.

Yet sure enough, our little bandwidth stealer had taken all of my Paris Sux icons that I created for people to use to link back to me and put them on her page.

Even better, the idiot claimed, about the icons, "You can take these if you want - I don't care".

No doubt you do not, genius, since they aren't yours to begin with. So now she's not only stealing my images and direct linking them back to me, but she's also offering my work on her own site. I still can't figure out if she's a complete bitch or a complete moron.

She even included a link back to my site that said, again, "You can take these - I got them from here"; as if that made her stealing somehow "okay". Let's just admit to everyone that we're a bandwidth-stealing, copyright-infringing dog.

Yesterday, I and a friend composed a "cease and desist" letter and sent it to her email. Since I have her first name, birthdate, hometown and high school (all from information she provided on the 'net), I threatened to report her to every authority available to me - including, but not limited to, her ISP, her site host, her school (I believe she used the computers there) and the local authorities. We will see if she responds.

I also reported her to Tripod and as of this morning [4/15/05] her entire site has been removed and her account deactivated for "violating Tripod's Terms of Service". Thank you to Tripod for the swift action in resolving this matter.

It just goes to show you, kiddies, that stealing and direct-linking doesn't pay.


Take a gander down below to see my link-back Paris Hilton Sux icons magically transformed into damning accusations:

before

Paris Hilton Sux! Paris Hilton Sux! Paris Hilton Sux!
Paris Hilton Sux! Paris Hilton Sux! Paris Hilton Sux!
Paris Hilton Sux! Paris Hilton Sux! Paris Hilton Sux!

after

Paris Hilton Sux! Paris Hilton Sux! Paris Hilton Sux!
Paris Hilton Sux! Paris Hilton Sux! Paris Hilton Sux!
Paris Hilton Sux! Paris Hilton Sux! Paris Hilton Sux!