Archive for September 13th, 2019

“Everyone” Is Being Sued

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Recently I’ve learned I’m being sued for an alleged copyright infringement from an image I posted in 2014. The call and email notice came from an attorney’s office in California. I still don’t know if this is a serious matter, a scam to make money, or a bit of deceptive sabotage started by political rivals.

Actually I’m shocked! I’ve been writing this blog daily for 12-years and copy infringement was never mentioned before by anyone.

When different items were not allowed to be shown (like certain YouTube movie trailers or songs) they were immediately and automatically removed by the “owners” of those pieces. I simply believed everything else was in the public domain for private use.

“Everyone Is Entitled To My Opinion’ is a tongue-in-cheek collection of my social and political opinions plus some entertaining features covered under the First Amendment and Fair Use laws. I never profited one-cent from ads, sponsorships, memberships, or any other money-producing features connected to the blog because there aren’t any.

Until this matter is resolved to everyone’s satisfaction, I will not add any more posts to my blog. Also, I immediately removed the offending post from 2014. It was used only one time.

I can be reached at: fpaolo1@rochester.rr.com