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Discussion in 'On the Web' started by OverUnderAround, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. OverUnderAround

    OverUnderAround New Member

    Thanks for understanding Vic.

    {Doing my best Homer Simpson impression.} Arggh! (Drooling) Chowder-r-r-r! :)
  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I'd love to know who from here complained about that! That's dirty play.

    You know, I'm just about tired of all the "copyright" this and that popping up all over these message boards, honestly. When did people suddenly become so knowledgeable about the copyright laws that they could start policing every thread and every post to determine what was fair usage or not, and do people here not realize that we ARE being visited by people from SW/JHC/MHC regularly? If they care about it, they will say or do something!

    It's just pictures.
  3. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    Er; I've been meaning to talk to you about that Kev; I think Muley is in direct copyright violation of my charachter Munkee:

    A direct rip-off

    ;) j/k ;)
  4. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I like him COOL Vic
  5. sugarbritchez

    sugarbritchez Active Member

    I know that on some web-hosted sites that when a page or album because heavy traffic-ed they start looking at them to see what the big deal is. I hope that is the case instead of someone on MC reporting you. We seem to always love seeing new and unusual photos of our favorite characters and we all hope that you will continue to share those that you do have with us in the future. Don't let one person or company dampen your generosity towards the rest of the good folks here.

  6. sugarbritchez

    sugarbritchez Active Member

    You know Vic I could get you in contact with a good lawyer.......LOL

    :crazy: hehehehehehehehehehehehehe :crazy:
  7. OverUnderAround

    OverUnderAround New Member

    Thanks for the nice thoughts Angela.
    But in this case it wasn't because some webmaster decided to have a look and see why the site was getting heavy traffic. Webshots actual email said that "Someone has accused you of copyright infringement."

    But it's okay, I'm not letting that situation get me down. I'm glad many of you got to see the pictures and many of you saved the ones you liked and can share them with each other too. That's what counts.
  8. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Active Member

    The best photo service is http://www.photobucket.com
  9. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    That sucks! I just now saw this thread, and was excited to get my hands on some new pics, only to see that this happened.

    I guess we should all get rid of our avatars, and Phillip should probably drop all those beautiful banners that Jamie made. Oh yeah, we gotta get rid of those smilies too.

    UGH!!!!! Why would anyone do this, and moreso, why would dumb Webshots listen to such stupidity? Copyrighted pictures are ALL OVER the internet, that's what makes it so great!!!

    P.S. VR, thanks for bringing up "chode". Haven't heard that word in years! :)
  10. OverUnderAround

    OverUnderAround New Member

    Well, if you didn't see them, I could always email them to you, just PM me your email address if you wish.
  11. OverUnderAround

    OverUnderAround New Member

    I just tried photobucket and was surprised that they have a file size limit on each picture, 512KB if I remember correctly. Also they automatically resized my large pictures which lost the details of a large 1280 x 1024 picture.

    But it's a good site for medium size pictures though.
  12. anythingmuppet

    anythingmuppet New Member

  13. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    Its really starting to annoy me with this world and copyrights and stuff. I know its bad for actual pirates to copy movies, and music etc and I do not condone that but its just going to turn into a world where we are ruled by the big companies, telling us what we do. There will be no pictures on the internet, no video, music, it will just be no fun at all. Even when legitimate users pay for music and video online they are limited to what they can do with it through digital rights management etc. and posting a few pictures from some old magazines, how is that harming anyone, noone is losing or making money from them.
  14. OverUnderAround

    OverUnderAround New Member

    I agree 100%. When someone "shares" something with someone else (be it pictures or mp3's for example) and there is no profit involved then the courts should mind their own business.

    Last year I read how in Canada a judge ruled that file sharing was perfectly legal. The article described how the judge felt about file sharing. He said file sharing was like going to the library and making a copy of a page in a book on the library's copy machine. It's a practice that has been done for years and no publisher ever raised a stink about that.

    Also artist need publicity and most might say publicly that sharing mp3's might hurt them financially, but they know privately that they want their music files to be shared to get their music out among the masses for they can be heard.

    The late actor Lawrence Olivier was once approached by a reporter and was told that another newspaper had written a bad arcticle about him, Olivier supposedly responded with a quote like; "Better to have bad press than no press at all."

    What I mean by that is that even actors know that they need their pictures (yes even copyrighted pictures) out on the web to continue to have a fan base.
  15. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    exactly. I didnt intend to turn this thread into a rant about copyrights and piracy. As an example, I dont think Jim Henson would have created the muppets and the muppet movies with a profit in mind, he would have done it to make people happy, so does it matter if a profit isnt made for some pictures of the muppets or other stuff.
  16. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Copyright or not, this is my beef about all the folks who keep fussing about it. I appreciate the worth of a copyright, but I have people who watch my back and if someone ever tries to take something of mine to turn a profit, then I've got other people on hand to deal with that situation.

    And I'm a poor, southern, individual dude.

    Now, there are people who are with MAJOR corporations out there!!

    Everyone knows already that it is proven that folks within the companies of Disney/MHC, JHC, and SW are in these forums and look at everything constantly. That's no secret.

    If either of those companies were truly worried about anything that goes on here at MC then folks would have been notified by now.

    More than anything, MC is a FAN RUN WEBSITE AND FORUM! It's nothing to do with either of the prior companies listed. Photos of copyrighted characters appear on the website everywhere, folks are downloading photos from the official websites to their computers and using them for avatars...it's the same thing!

    I think people learn a little about something and fall apart about it.

    Personally, if someone wanted to post photos of me and Muley anywhere on the web with a link back to us, and it was done in good taste and not discriminatory or desecrating I will let them because, as with these corporations, it's free publicity and advertising!
  17. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    PM sent, thanks!


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