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Unhinged Cartoonist Has A Cow Over Website [Ted Rall]
Frontpagemagazine ^ | 2-24-05 | DiscoverTheNetwork.org

Posted on 02/24/2005 5:00:06 AM PST by SJackson

Unhinged Cartoonist Has A Cow Over Website
By DiscoverTheNetwork.org
DiscoverTheNetwork.org | February 24, 2005

We received an email from Ted Rall, the cartoonist who called our war against the Taliban a "genocide" and belongs to the Michael Moore-Ward Churchill school of supporters of the Zarqawi "resistance" in Iraq. Rall also made a name for himself by referring to fallen American war hero Pat Tillman as an "idiot." -- The Editors

Here is his email:

From: Tedrall@aol.com
To: david@cspc.org
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 7:44 PM
Subject: URGENT: Cease and Desist Notice

Dear Mr. Horowitz:
 
It has come to my attention that you have, without obtaining written or other permission, posted a publicity photograph of myself, apparently copied from my website, to your site Discover the Network (http://www.discoverthenetwork.org). This photograph is copyrighted material. Your act violates U.S. Copyright Law, which provides for damages up to $150,000 plus attorney's fees.
I therefore request that you take the following actions on or before 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, February 25, 2005:
1. Remove said photograph from your website.
2. Agree to remit the sum of $5,000.00 as payment for your unauthorized use of said photograph, with such payment via money order to be received within three (3) business days at my address in New York, New York.
3. Sign a notarized stipulation agreeing not to post my copyrighted material in the future.
 
Thank you for your prompt attention to this urgent matter.
 
Sincerely,
Ted Rall
 
We are flattered to receive Rall's "cease and desist" notice since he has made no such demand to "American Traitor" where the same photo is posted today. We'll just have to guess why Rall finds being posted in a database on the left more offensive than being called a traitor.
The offending profile of Rall can be read here.
 
From: Manuel Klausner <mklaus@aol.com>
Here is our reply:
 
Date: February 24, 2005 2:06:57 AM PST
To: Tedrall@aol.com
Subject: Re: URGENT: Cease and Desist Notice

Dear Mr. Rall,

I represent David Horowitz, and am writing to respond to your email below. I am informed that the "publicity photograph" was not copied from your website, contrary to your surmise. It appears to be in the public domain. If you dispute this, please promptly furnish me with a copy of your copyright registration.

Even if the photo is copyrighted, its use in FrontPageMagazine.com appears to qualify as a fair use. The nature and purpose of the use is news reporting and commentary in an Internet publication for nonprofit educational purposes. The very nature of a "publicity photo" suggests that it is ordinarily intended to be used without obtaining permission in advance. Moreover, it does not appear that the effect of the use would be to decrease the value of the photo, which appears to have been widely circulated in many sources. Accordingly, we believe a court would find this use of the photo to be "fair" under Section 107 of the Copyright Law.

Based on the foregoing reasons, your three requests are hereby rejected. We would be willing to consider any further information you care to provide, including a copy of any copyright registration.

Manuel S. Klausner

DiscoverTheNetwork.org was created by David Horowitz to track the interlocking network of the far-Left. DTN features in-depth profiles of leftist organizations and personalities, and houses the blog Moonbat Central.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: horowitz; rall

1 posted on 02/24/2005 5:00:06 AM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson

Shut up and draw, Ted!!


2 posted on 02/24/2005 5:03:15 AM PST by NRA1995 ("Yew jes' go and lay yore hand on a Pittsburgh Steelers fan & Ah think yer gonna fin'lly understand")
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To: SJackson

P.S., Ted, your cartoons are amateurish, obvious and petulant. Disengage your cranium from your colon and join the world of people who recognize leftist proganda for the pack of lies that it is.


3 posted on 02/24/2005 5:06:34 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Give Lebanon back to the Lebanese!)
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To: SJackson

Gee how money hungry and greedy these benevolent lefties are.


4 posted on 02/24/2005 5:07:29 AM PST by marty60
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To: SJackson

Good old Manny Klausner. :-)


5 posted on 02/24/2005 5:08:28 AM PST by Mike Fieschko
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To: SJackson
2. Agree to remit the sum of $5,000.00 as payment for your unauthorized use of said photograph, with such payment via money order to be received within three (3) business days at my address in New York, New York.

Sheesh. Is that request even legal?

6 posted on 02/24/2005 5:09:53 AM PST by Textide
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To: SJackson

Ted Rall = Liberal pissant.

Hit the weasel with a nasty gram exhibiting SCHADENFREUDE in his NOT getting the cash.

Well done Mr Krausner


7 posted on 02/24/2005 5:10:37 AM PST by HMFIC (Fourth Generation American INFIDEL and PROUD OF IT!)
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To: SJackson
Based on the foregoing reasons, your three requests are hereby rejected.

Pwned!

8 posted on 02/24/2005 5:11:53 AM PST by RogueIsland
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To: HMFIC

oops, Klausner.


9 posted on 02/24/2005 5:12:34 AM PST by HMFIC (Fourth Generation American INFIDEL and PROUD OF IT!)
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To: NRA1995

On second thought, just shut up.......


10 posted on 02/24/2005 5:13:22 AM PST by yer gonna put yer eye out (Gettin' a PhD (Prettyhard on Democrats) at FR)
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To: SJackson
Agree to remit the sum of $5,000.00 as payment for your unauthorized use of said photograph, with such payment via money order to be received within three (3) business days at my address in New York, New York.

Horowitz should send $5000 of Monopoly money to said address.

11 posted on 02/24/2005 5:13:50 AM PST by rickmichaels ("We'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American way." - Toby Keith)
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To: SJackson

Can you say ''extortion'', boys and girls?


12 posted on 02/24/2005 5:14:25 AM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: SJackson
Ted Rall is hilarious. There's nothing funnier than a bumbling, left wing stooge who takes himself seriously. That's not even taking his 'art' into consideration.

Not that it is worthy of any consideration, mind you. Rall's cartoons are ignorants jumbles of hate soaked scribble. Why he aspires to any sort of mainstream legitimacy is a total mystery.

13 posted on 02/24/2005 5:15:59 AM PST by Steel Wolf (Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules. Mark it zero, Dude.)
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To: SJackson

I think it would be a hoot if we published that picture on the web.... like oh, I don't know...like maybe everywhere?


14 posted on 02/24/2005 5:16:16 AM PST by standupfortruth
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To: SJackson

What a whiner! LOL! Thanks for the laugh!


15 posted on 02/24/2005 5:17:55 AM PST by PilloryHillary (Welcome to America...now speak English)
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To: SJackson
LOL I guess they really struck a nerve with this one.

I am not an artist. Can anyone who is come up with a caricature of him done in his own style?
16 posted on 02/24/2005 5:18:50 AM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: SJackson
Mr. Rall, you are a buffoon and an idiot. Petty little actions like this only serve to reinforce the public's image of you as a petty liberal shill.

Oh, and your cartoons suck.
17 posted on 02/24/2005 5:22:34 AM PST by reagan_fanatic ("Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence" - R. Kirk)
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To: rickmichaels

LOL $5000 in horse manure!


18 posted on 02/24/2005 5:22:57 AM PST by SirLurkedalot (Long live the Scourge!)
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To: SJackson

Although I do have a dislike for lawyers, or maybe just the way the system works sometimes, I love it when a smart ass lawyer tries to intimidate and gets smacked down by one smarter that he is.


19 posted on 02/24/2005 5:24:28 AM PST by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: SJackson

Ted Rall needs a nanny to prevent him from continuously embarrassing himself.


20 posted on 02/24/2005 5:27:27 AM PST by jigsaw (God Bless Our Troops.)
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To: SJackson

Good thing Ted has such a good image. I'm sure he'll be able to find a sympathetic jury to hear his case (he, he).


21 posted on 02/24/2005 5:35:49 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: SJackson

Gee, that was a much more thoughtful and expensive response than mine would have been!

i.e. "KMA"!


22 posted on 02/24/2005 5:37:28 AM PST by G Larry (Aggressively promote conservative judges!)
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To: SJackson

Draw horns on it and call it parody.


23 posted on 02/24/2005 5:38:43 AM PST by gridlock (If a man says something while alone in the forest, and no woman hears him, is he still wrong?)
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To: SlowBoat407

But if they did that, their heads would be empty.


24 posted on 02/24/2005 5:39:00 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: Textide
Sheesh. Is that request even legal?

You can demand anything you want, because perhaps the person you're writing a letter to is stupid enough to pay. The demand is essentially an offer to settle in advance: "you pay me $5000, and I agree not to sue you". The particular amount he just made up.

25 posted on 02/24/2005 5:39:28 AM PST by SedVictaCatoni (<><)
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To: SJackson

DEE-NIED!! Good going frontpagemag!


26 posted on 02/24/2005 5:42:43 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: SJackson
The very nature of a "publicity photo" suggests that it is ordinarily intended to be used without obtaining permission in advance.

LOL! What a maroon -- if he labeled it a "publicity photo", he was sending a message that any reasonable person would interpret as permission to use the photo in a reasonable context of providing, well, publicity. He'd have a legitimate complaint if somebody farked the photo to show him in flagrante delicto with a sheep or something, but as it is he's just making an ass of himself.

27 posted on 02/24/2005 5:43:54 AM PST by steve-b (A desire not to butt into other people's business is eighty percent of all human wisdom)
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To: rickmichaels
Horowitz should send $5000 of Monopoly money to said address.

Better yet, is there a Marxist pesthole country whose currency is 1)called "dollars" and 2)worth about $1.98 in real money for $5000 of theirs?

28 posted on 02/24/2005 5:45:20 AM PST by steve-b (A desire not to butt into other people's business is eighty percent of all human wisdom)
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To: beef
I am not an artist. Can anyone who is come up with a caricature of him done in his own style?

No; an artist cannot produce images in Ted Rall's style.

What you need is someone with no artistic talent whatsoever, or, better yet, someone who has never handled a pen before, to make the attempt.

29 posted on 02/24/2005 5:46:57 AM PST by steve-b (A desire not to butt into other people's business is eighty percent of all human wisdom)
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To: SJackson

hmmm .. that's the first time i've seen a picture of him.. he looks like a girl. no wonder he's having the vapours over it.. lol


30 posted on 02/24/2005 5:48:20 AM PST by sdpatriot ("If I know the answer I'll tell you the answer, and if I don't, I'll just respond, cleverly." Rummy)
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To: steve-b
Better yet, is there a Marxist pesthole country whose currency is 1)called "dollars" and 2)worth about $1.98 in real money for $5000 of theirs?

Right -- there's nothing in the demand that requires U.S. currency. Further, there's nothing in the demand that requires the $5000 to be in a currency that is at this time legal tender. So.... maybe Confederate currency?

Rall shouldn't be so careless in his wording when talking to a lawyer. Shoulda remembered his buddy, Bill "the meaning of 'is'" Clinton.

31 posted on 02/24/2005 5:55:31 AM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (Have you visited http://c-pol.blogspot.com?)
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To: SJackson
Turd Ball needs to be dropped off at a local Airborne Ranger watering hole to espouse his thoughts on Pat Tillman, and then suffer the consequences.
32 posted on 02/24/2005 6:09:44 AM PST by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: SJackson

SOMEBODY had to do it!

33 posted on 02/24/2005 6:18:59 AM PST by upchuck ("If our nation be destroyed, it would be from the judiciary." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SJackson
Ralls is such a.......


34 posted on 02/24/2005 6:25:12 AM PST by Dallas59 (Bush said the "F" word 27 times January 20th, 2005!)
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To: SJackson
I suspect Mr. Klausner was at least tempted to add a post script:




P.S.: Now reach over here so I can SMACK you, you worthless moron you.

35 posted on 02/24/2005 6:29:26 AM PST by Petronski (Zebras: Free Range Bar Codes of the Serengeti)
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To: SJackson

Ted Rall's product is garbage.

garbage in... garbage out.

plus I do not think his art is worth more than garbage.

and his opinion is worth less than garbage.

and Mr Rall I will never sell your garbage.


36 posted on 02/24/2005 6:51:23 AM PST by A message (yep)
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To: SJackson

bump to see what happens.


37 posted on 02/24/2005 6:52:51 AM PST by mnehring (cBS- Fourth Column, Fifth Estate, Disinformers)
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To: steve-b; beef
All it takes is MS Paint and third grade. Sorry Ted.


38 posted on 02/24/2005 7:01:02 AM PST by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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To: Sender

Well hey, it's more accurate than Rall's caricature of Bush. Oh and Ted, if you put this on your website, I'll need $5000 up front. To everyone else it's free.


39 posted on 02/24/2005 7:07:37 AM PST by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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To: SJackson

Ted Rall, Aron Magruder, Gary Trudow, Olifant, Wright . . they all love the 1st Amendment, unless someone is using it to say something that they don't like, then they hold their breath until they turn blue. Grown men.
Go sit in the corner Ted. First, gimme those crayons. And put that lower lip away `fore a rooster lights on your nose and . . time-out for you, young man!


40 posted on 02/24/2005 7:12:29 AM PST by tumblindice (Our Founding Fathers: all conservative gun owners)
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To: SJackson

Hey Ted, the Army Rangers still haven't forgotten your smear of Pat Tillman last year.

I hope you get to meet some of them real soon.


41 posted on 02/24/2005 7:12:51 AM PST by Rebelbase (Who is General Chat?)
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To: Steel Wolf

Considering he was carried by the NYT, he was pretty big among the leftie America hating crowd.


42 posted on 02/24/2005 7:14:09 AM PST by Richard Kimball (It was a joke. You know, humor. Like the funny kind. Only different.)
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To: SJackson
I found this picture of Ted....


43 posted on 02/24/2005 7:18:25 AM PST by Drango (NPR/PBS is the propaganda wing of the DNC.)
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To: marty60

That is why they are so opposed to torte reform.


44 posted on 02/24/2005 9:25:57 AM PST by Nuzcruizer
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To: A message

You forgot to mention that Rall is just garbage.


45 posted on 12/26/2005 9:40:02 PM PST by Jacob Kell (NAACP-National Association for the Advancement of Commie Pinkos.)
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To: steve-b
He'd have a legitimate complaint if somebody farked the photo to show him in flagrante delicto with a sheep or something, but as it is he's just making an ass of himself.

Do a Google search for tedrall -- one word, on the Google image page. I have SafeSearch turned on and there is an image on the first page of Osama and Ted just like that.

46 posted on 12/26/2005 9:48:33 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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