Before reading, please note that this post was written yesterday and saved into drafts in the understanding that it would only be posted if the Hive did not reply to my (very polite) email. However, as this was not the case, DSTM feels that the Echelon should know the following (queue ranty post about the Hive/Jared/Tumblr)….
Remember the time that this tweet happened (https://twitter.com/JaredLeto/status/272153919889743872) – 23rd November 2012? We all had a good laugh. Well, this first time I posted the tweet it got reblogged quite a lot. Someone then added to it “LOL. I laughed out loud when I saw that. And then she changed it to this”
So… the reason why I’m bringing this back to the attention of the Echelon on tumblr is that it has been removed from my blog. Apparently it’s a “copyright infringement”. No joke, this has been removed due to copyright. Hilarious, right???
I got this email yesterday:
“We’ve received a notification of alleged copyright infringement against one of your blogs, sent to us by Lizzy Gonzalez, related to Hello, Authorized agent representing VyRT / THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS / JARED LETO / SISYPHUS CORPORATION requesting the removal of the following content links: http://letophile.tumblr.com/post/36437571033/dir By submitting this notice, I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g. as a fair use). I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed. Thank you, On behalf of THE HIVE 10990 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024 For inquiries, please email lizzyhive@ or amelia@ . The post in question was located here, http://letophile.tumblr.com/post/36437571033/dir, and has been removed pursuant to legal requirements and Tumblr’s copyright policies.”
Curious as to what post http://letophile.tumblr.com/post/36437571033/dir was I did some googling and managed to find more and more details on this post until I found out what it was:
But when I clicked on the first two pictures:
It had been removed by the Hive of course. How embarrassing is that? Like we all get that Jared isn’t always happy to talk about how he started out in his career but to get this removed, omg… Shouldn’t the Hive be concentrating on whatever it is they should be doing instead of getting posts removed due to copyright from a fan site? Yes a fan site, I honestly think that Mars forget who support them and who vote for them “until their fingers bleed”. Jared should be way more concerned for his own behaviour of recent; posting someone’s mobile number publicly is surely some sort of breach. Anyway, I just thought I should all let you know what the team behind Mars gets up to. Also, isn’t great that a company can just get a post removed with no big deal but when you have a genuine complaint that you try to get sorted with tumblr then it’s a hassle?
So people of Tumblr, let it be known that apparently you cannot post screenshots/printscreens/screengrabs of public and highly accessible Tweets (apparently). And don’t even THINK about posting an embarrassing picture of a celebrity before they were famous. I can see a lot of posts breaching copyright in the future….Sorry for the rant but I assure you, I wouldn’t be bothering with this post had it not annoyed me so much. There was nothing in that post that breached any kind of copyright -none at all. Just a screen cap of a tweet that you can still access and that young Jared picture. We’ll see if the Hive can get this post removed but in the mean time enjoy your day.