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I am featured as one of your "Weasels",and I notice that I am still there and this has been over 7 years ago...time to let go..don't you think. People don't grieve and whine over dead relatives for this long. Also I noticed that you never printed my response to your first e-mail...which was .....wait a sec...oh yeh I don't remember.... because I do have a life.
Just to get the facts straight for Michael's benefit..it was 1 photo and was downloaded from a "free" website and there was no copyright markings on the photo. And after recieving the e-mail the photo was promptly removed from the page. No blame shifting here...I found the photo...I used the photo..I was warned...I removed the photo that quick. Oh the Humanity of it all!!!!
Good one Shawn!! I know I commited the atrocity of using one of Phil's pics...but as I explained before...I had obtained the picture from a website containing a multitude of pictures..none of which were copyrighted. Had this been the case I would have given Phil the affirmation that he so craves. I have shown this website to my children, who laughed and said way to go Dad!!! To me it's not a Hall of Shame...because I did the right thing and removed the photo after the e-mail from Phil. Be that as it may for a Weasel I haven't done that bad in either my personal or professional life. Out of 5 children, 1-MD, 1-Attorney, and 2 pre-med and my 13 year old daughter is a Sophomore in High School. The point made here is that we have all gotten on with our lives, despite the "photo" incident...why can't the rest of you??
John, Thanks. Alan
Cameron, I have never used the "ignorance" defense, and no I didn't take a even a cursory look at the copyright law. My point is that I admitted the wrong doing, righted the wrong immediately, but still have to be labeled as a "Weasel" some 7 to 8 years later. Time to let it go and move on, I am sure there is more "cannon fodder" out there than my one mistake those many years ago.