Robert Triptow writes back
I'm won't argue with an anonymous person. Let me know who you are, and
perhaps I'll engage in a correspondence with you.
and blogger writes:
Blogger has been notified again, according to the terms of the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that the same image with which a DMCA
complaint was formerly filed against your blog appears on the following
Accordingly, we have removed the images.
We ask that you respect the copyrights of others. Thank you for your
understanding and cooperation in this regard.
Um, I think I'll pass, Robert. You're never going to convince me that showing the picture of the cover of a book isn't fair use, so I don't see much point in engaging in further correspondence.
I'm in the process of filing a counter-notification bringing your misguided reign of DMCA terror to an end.
Did you also send a DMCA nastygram to the Grand Comic Book Database
, resulting in the weird tiny/missing cover image in it's listing of Gay Comix #8
? They have over 119404 other covers
scanned on their site, so apparently your covers are the only ones to which your unique theory of fair use and copyright applies. Also, as amused as I was when you attempted to claim that it being the BACK and not the FRONT cover as having any relevance to the legality of me showing a picture of it, don't you think it was a bit disingenuous to make that claim when you also consider showing a picture of the front of your comic just as verboten? I'll let you in on a secret. The Comics Database didn't comply with your request because you were right; the complied because they didn't want to bother dealing with you.
By the way, I found that Comics Database page when I did a google search for "Yag Tragix"
and got 7 whole returns, counting my site. The reason "this art is not reproduced at Amazon or anyone's website" is because it is freaking obscure. I mean, even "fucking a pineapple"
has 8,340 hits. Your plan to "Please remove the image from your blog so I can profit from my work" is exactly like my modest proposal
Here is the course of action you seem to be pursuing:
Step 1: Wipe out all mention of your work everywhere
Step 3: Profit!
That is a very silly plan, to say nothing of Underpants Gnomes
( and their 178,000 Google returns
In the future, when someone is excited about your work and shares it with his friends, most of whom probably didn't realize that gay comics existed, let alone Gay Comix, don't bother getting the DMCA involved: just pull out your dick and urinate all over that fan. It's just as effective, but without all that tedious paperwork.
Anyway, I have to go. I just found out there are 8000+ pages about "Fucking A Pineapple," which is the craziest fucking thing I could think of
, and yet it's still got 8,333 more people excited than your 20 year old work. Good luck with your career, I'll make sure never to mention your work to anyone ever again.