Greenpoint Photo du Jour: God Bless America

February 17, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

God Bless America

Mr. Steve might have been “BLESSED & SAVED BY GRACE”, but yesterday Monitor Street smelled like ass.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Speaking of shit that stinks, check this out.

Hey Adolf!

The above image probably looks familiar to a number of you. That’s because I featured it on New York Shitty last Sunday. Well, a certain web site decided to feature it yesterday.

Intellectual Property Theft

They were even nice enough to place their own watermark on it. Unfettered by such vagaries as copyright law or intellectual property they saw fit to neither link to the site where this photograph came from (New York Shitty) or give credit to the person who took the trouble to shoot and annotate it (yours truly).

Finding fun (and sometimes not so fun) material to post on this web site often involves a lot of time and footwork on my part. I have no complaints; it is a labor of love— what’s more I enjoy sharing this stuff and giving people a much-needed laugh. Rather, my complaint stems from having my work used without permission or even a simple citation. This is unacceptable.

UPDATE 2/19/08: I made my discontentment known College Humor via email. Not only was the person who contacted me very nice, but he promptly removed this image. Thanks guys.


4 Comments on Greenpoint Photo du Jour: God Bless America

  1. jukeboxgraduate on Sun, 17th Feb 2008 1:35 pm
  2. Sue them. They’ve got a TON of money. Copyright violation is ridiculous.

  3. xlawnguylander on Sun, 17th Feb 2008 2:26 pm
  4. Dear Miss Heather,

    Have you considered sending a take down notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act? The College Humor websites terms of service explain how to do this.

    Thanks for all the hard work you do!

  5. Jay on Mon, 18th Feb 2008 3:00 am
  6. Yeah, I’ve never been to the site before, but apparently anyone can upload images or videos to, and the watermark is then probably then automatically added (pretty simple PHP function). So the villain isn’t really that site (other than in making that functionality available), but whichever newyorkshitty visitor stole the pic and uploaded it in violation of that site’s stated terms. They say they’ll remove pics that are in violation in copyright, so a notice there is probalby in order.

  7. annulla on Tue, 19th Feb 2008 9:52 pm
  8. Glad to hear they responded to your request. Can’t say I’ve ever been to that site, but it is good to know that someone there seems to be on the ball.

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