Confession: I rarely check the gmail account associated with this blog, For no particular reason other than I forget to do it.

Well, I did use it the other day to contact Al Sullivan, and was delighted to find a few surprises in my Inbox: an email from an ex-boyfriend who now reads GA from Long Island, another from a close college buddy who vanished years back without leaving tracks, and a Blogger DMCA Takedown Notification.

Now the first 2 require no explanation, but... does anyone know what a Blogger DMCA Takedown Notification means?

DMCA stands for Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

From the actual notice:

A bit of background: the DMCA is a United States copyright law that provides guidelines for online service provider liability in case of copyright infringement. If you believe you have the rights to post the content at issue here, you can file a counter-claim. For more information on our DMCA policy, including how to file a counter-claim, please see

Now, I thought that was fascinating. It was not a threatening notice, in fact Blogger didn't delete the blogpost in question, but merely moved it to my 'Draft' folder. I was curious, though, which post that had allegedly infringed on another's copyright was removed. I hadn't noticed one was missing.

It was the post titled "Mayor Zimmer Bad Gardener". Zapped!

Did you see it?

It was a parody of the H411 story on the pool at the Boys and Girl's Club pool closure due to budget constraints, with quotes from 4th Ward Candidate Timmy Occhipinti who happens to sit on the Boys and Girl's Club advisory board but was unaware about the May city-wide notification and budget constraints that forced a 6-week summer schedule .

The entire GA blogpost was actually a .jpeg-- the only portions which were not Photoshopped over completely were the top portions and the photograph. The bottom (text) is all PhotoShopped using a matching font.

So, who filed a 'copyright infringement' complaint concerning H411 content with Blogger? Hmmmm...

Well, with respect to any original text or photographs, the original post is reprinted below with all the aforementioned redacted. In case you are confused which those are, I've noted them as "redacted" in red font- you can't miss it.

Now, I like to throw in a bit or irony whenever possible, and this episode is rife with it.

So, regarding the topic of "coyright infringement" or as I like to put it-- theft of intellectual property, that may be a can of worms for H411 to open. I have long observed the abundance of original graphics that site lifts on a regular basis, not only without attribution (a.k.a. 'credit') to the source, but he modifies them by adding the watermark "" along with text, etc.

That is a big, legal no-no in the world of intellectual property ownership.

Did I ever report this? No. Has anyone ever? Not to my knowledge. Quite frankly, it's not worth my time. But a fascinating case of the (black) pot calling the kettle black.

Here are some of the graphics H411 has stolen without attribution, and I would like to credit either or as the original sources. But I don't actually know which to credit.

All graphics below are original,copyrighted material modified by and originally published on as shown without attribution, and were downloaded and posted on Grafix Avenger to illustrate this point.

That's a smattering. There are plenty more.

I noticed this serial theft long ago, but wasn't going to blog it. But now it's relevant to point out the hypocrisy of complaining someone stole your cookies when you've got both hands in someone else's cookie jar.

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    1. The weather seems really ugly....

    2. The original post lives on in Google cache until Hypocrisy411 finds out a way to change that too. Enjoy!

    3. ha ha ha... leave it to you, hulla! Thanks for finding it!

      How long does it stay there?

    4. And Perry wonders why he is so universally disliked.

    5. Unless I'm mistaken it will live in Google cache forever and ever; thank you Google cache. The Giant has a wonderful story about a post that a certain self-important individual thought he'd excised; once again we have Google cache to thank:


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