As many of you may already know, when we invite guests onto the podcast who are likely to prove controversial, we read out a disclaimer at the head of the discussion reminding them that we do not give our permission for any of our comments to be edited, or used out of context, or used in any commercial products — including YouTube videos — since these too are eligible for the Google AdSense revenue sharing scheme, and count as commercial content.
Once we’ve secured a verbal acknowledgment from the guest, that they will not breach this agreement, we proceed with the rest of the conversation.
Persons associated with a certain YouTube channel have decided to ignore this, and have been peddling a clip on the video sharing site, which uses audio comments made by myself and Alex Botten without our permission. We have asked for it to be taken down twice. On each occasion YouTube have agreed to do this, under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
I am now receiving DMCA take-down notices on images hosted on this blog. This could be a coincidence, or it could be the childish games of someone who doesn’t like having the lies he sells to the credulous and the gullible, who comprise his target audience, open for discussion by people who know his game and aren’t afraid to expose his tactics.
UPDATE: In an email dated 14th of May, Sye ten Bruggencate denied that the DMCA take-down notice filed against me, for an image hosted on this blog was issued by him.
Either way, the aim of the Fundamentally Flawed podcast, and indeed this blog, remains clear. We do not make any money. We do not want to make any money. We exchange ideas freely, without censorship and without exception. The only caveat to this, is when someone is clearly spamming or flooding and using abusive and aggressive language, in which case we ban their IP address, making it difficult but not impossible for them to continue posting blog comments.
The one person who I have had no choice but to take this action with, is most probably the same person behind the YouTube video, which illegally uses our content, as well as being the likely person behind the DMCA take-down notice I received today.
This particular individual moves from blog to blog, chat forum to chat forum, preaching provable falsehoods, in the hope of ensnaring the easily misled. He also hopes to enrage those of us who, without wanting to sound conceited, have a little bit more about us, in terms of critical thinking and intellectual honesty, so he can make a name for himself as an atheist killer — when in reality all he has, is one meaningless argument which doesn’t make any sense, and the temperament of a cuntyfool with tiny penis syndrome.
I have personally tried to engage sensibly and rationally with this person for a very long time. I have tried being polite. I have tried being jovial. I have tried being downright rude. I have tried using logic, evidence and common sense. Nothing got through.
In the end, I simply gave up. Life is too short and beautiful to spend it dealing with someone who self-confirms every crazy Christian stereotype in the book. But with the people skills of a bag full of lukewarm piss, this individual has apparently decided to come back for more of what he received last time and will continue to receive for as long as he asks for it. This wise decision, probably had something to do with the utter taking apart of his argument, when it was presented to us by a Padawan of his, who learned it by rote and so lacked the diversionary tactics and slimy stealth of his mentor, Master Windex.
Or I could be leaping to completely the wrong conclusions, and in fact the DMCA issued towards this blog today was merely a coincidence — and the person or persons responsible for illegally using our content, has learned their lesson and won’t make the mistake of doing it for a third time — which, if I understand the DMCA correctly is no laughing matter — unlike the life of a small man with big ideas, and no evidence for any of them — which is absolutely fucking hilarious!