I don’t really know much about Germans except from what I have seen lampooned on television. I think when I was 18 we went to Germany on a trip I took with my high school french class. It might have just been Switzerland though. I really don’t remember.
A few months back I did an interview where I was asked where I get my images for blog posts. I was honest and said that I swipe them from Google Images. Technically, this is stealing. But… tons of bloggers do it, and I’m not really using it for financial gain. You could make the argument I have advertisers and that I sort of benefit from theft, but it’s reaching.
Since that interview I found a solution where I can still use great images online and give the proper attribution making this all above board.
But, I still had a few hundred images out there that were not properly attributed, nor did I have permission to post them.
Some German dick found one of his!
I act on behalf of Mr. F—— Knieper, Schlachte, 2—- Bremen, Germany (the “Owner”), who is responsible for the website located at xxxxx.
- The Owner is the exclusive owner of the copyrights to respective photographs that are made available to the public without his – the Owner’s – authorization.
- Please immediately remove the infringing material from the website and also from your server.
- I have a good faith belief that the use of the infringing material is not authorized by the Owner, its agents or the law. I assure you that the information in this Notice of Copyright Infringement is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that I am authorized to act on behalf of the Owner.
Should you require any further information regarding this matter, please contact me:
Okay, fine. I went to take down the image. And then I started laughing. You have to see this.
Yes. Oh God, yes.
By the way, I’m pretty sure that site isn’t supposed to have it up either. I wonder if Knieper is busting their balls, too.
I nearly wrote back and said, “Sir, that is my weenie. I grinded it, encased it, and just had to film the shit out of it. Those are my snaps. How dare you accuse me of treachery? I hope you choke on your next kielbasa!”
It’s stuff like this that keeps me writing every day. God I love it.