Skip to comments.Pookie's Toons?
Posted on 04/22/2008 2:36:44 PM PDT by 8roundclip
What happened to Pookie's Toons?
I saw firsthand how he and another FReeper were having issues regarding his copyrighted toons. That FReeper made points that only an insider would know.
Pookie challenged her and she fessed up. She was a Moderator who just happened to be posting as an ordinary FReeper.
As far as I know, he does.
He just will not/can not post his toons as he did before.
I did post a thread re cartoonist Michael Ramirez winning the Pulitzer Prize. Ironically, his cartoons were among several that the mods deleted from my last couple of threads...
For myself, I’m sorry it happened, Pook. Come back to us with your talent when you can...
Thanks, Old Sarge! I miss posting the toons here as well. OTOH, I don’t miss the selectivity, hypocrisy, etc., of some of the mods & others. The mods at the other sites where I post are friendly, helpful, out in the open, etc. Will FReepmail you with more info because I don’t recall if I have already :-(
OOps, I didn’t know I could not put a link to that site. I am sorry.
Gosh I am having a bad typo day....lol
You were violating copyright restrictions forced on Free Republic by the courts. Sorry if you think we violated your freedom of speech but the copyright lawsuit cost FR a huge amount of money. Do you want to pay for the next lawsuit?
Not going to take the bait...you’ll either delete my comments or ban me...
And she hasn't lost her posting privileges? Seems like abuse of power to me.
Nah, well just leave up your comments as the words of someone who fails to grasp the fact that FR fought the good fight and lost over fair-use copyright issues. And that the suit cost a lot of money and effort. And that ever since, many media outlets have directly contacted FR to request limitations on what can be posted here, and a large chunk of the workload for the moderators (with a lot of help from most freepers) is making sure that such restrictions are adhered to in order to prevent a lawsuit that could shut FR down.
Apparently, you also seem to think that the moderators, who are volunteers, are somehow being capricious and arbitrary in their enforcement of those myriad requests, when it took a couple of mods several hours to wallow through one pookie18 threads worth of cartoons to ferret out all those in violation of copyright issues. The only reason it had not been done before is precisely because of the effort level and that the mods had not realized just how many of the cartoons you posted were in violation of the requests from media outlets - such as IBD not allowing FR to post Ramirez cartoons.
And that is the problem - you were exposing FR to any number of potential lawsuits. You are free to determine which cartoons are allowed to be legally posted on FR and post those. Oh, thats a lot of work! Just dump it on the mods! And blame them for protecting FR from lawsuits!
Nope. I just checked.
She is still FReeping away. And still kicking butt on others.
Yeah, heaven forbid mods ever post under their own screen names and state the obvious (or what should be obvious) regarding copyright restrictions.
And putting in a lot of volunteer hours helping keep FR legal and in adherence to JimRob's guidelines.
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