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March 18, 2006

turdstains

here's why the site was running so slowly...

These guys stole the racing game i made and were hosting it on their site...the page, regardless of where it is hosted still contacts my site to access the high scores.

It pisses me off. why? i do it for free...and for attention. i love the attention...and love. they take it away from me. they make money from it...put ugly ads around it.

invariably when i write to these people they respond as if they have done nothing wrong. it makes me so angry.

I'll bet there is plenty of other content on their site that is hosted without permission...

update:

they took the file down, but sent me an email threatening to take legal action against me for defamation...and said that i should be happy that they even gave me credit at all.


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son of a b! -

sent them an email, i wonder if they will reply with a virus or something.... seems like a lovely thing they would do.

Posted by: Mathew [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 18, 2006 8:21 PM

Well, isn't that just peachy! I've often wondered what sort of violence I would resort to if somebody stole something from my site, or copied my shirt designs.

Posted by: Rinku [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 18, 2006 10:04 PM

so...
you're supposed to feel LUCKY that they gave you credit for your own work?

hrmmm...

Posted by: Sarcomical [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 18, 2006 10:18 PM

I would love to see them take legal action, Be interesting to see how the court reacts to it, considering what they did was practically copyright infringement.

Posted by: Ahmed [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 18, 2006 10:50 PM

Yeah, that would be a really friggin' funny lawsuit right there... idiots. It wasn't practically infringement, it was outright infringement.

Of course, it all begs the quetion Ze - if there is money to be made from people playing your games why not get in on the action? Everybody knows you do it for love (yours and ours), and nobody would begrudge you an ad or two... Do you feel it would cheapen the experience for all? Does it violate your hosting terms?

I do love that your site is a work of passion alone, but I never have a problem seeing passion rewarded.

Posted by: BarryInDC [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 19, 2006 12:17 PM

I would have flattered at first until they didn't comply with my request. Then I would've went apeshit.

Posted by: christian [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 20, 2006 12:57 AM

Oh man - I *wish* they would try to sue you - what a bunch of 'tards to think they could actually win after stealing your work!!! (You've got all the proof you need on the bb...)

Posted by: lapietra [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 20, 2006 4:45 PM

you know that if these guys kept frontin', you'd have your entire international following coalescing into one single army and going medieval on their @$$es...right?

respec.
<3

Posted by: stephasaurus [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 27, 2006 11:43 PM

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