They’re coming for me.

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It seems that I, the annoying person who posts too much your favorite blogger, has finally run afoul of the law. Yes, ladies and gentlemen… the authorities may soon be kicking in the door to Casa River and hauling her prolific ass away.

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What was my crime you ask? Apparently it’s blogging, and I currently have two outstanding warrants.

The first came in the form of a cease and desist email. And when I saw the reason, I had to laugh at the lengths our resident red rodent bitch would go to for revenge.

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Yes, the owner of the red squirrel calendar whose photos I’ve been featuring on the first of every month has made it clear I am in violation of reproducing her material without permission. How did she find my piddling inconsequential little blog in the vastness of the World Wide Web? There’s only one answer.

She was tipped off. Damn that varmint!

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My second offense was posting about that awful jewelry made from dead relative’s teeth last November. I’m not sure who spilled the proverbial beans on this one, but the creator of those hideously macabre pieces sent a message saying I had 30 days to remove the post or I would be sued for copyright infringement.

To this I have to say…

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In my defense on count 1:

I bought the friggin’ squirrel calendar. Paid good money for it and hung it on my kitchen wall. If anything, I would think me blogging about it every month would drum up interest and spread the word for future sales, but no. The photographer was pissed… so there will be no more first of the month red squirrels.

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Sorry. Take it up with my lawyer.

Regarding the second count:

The story and photos of the uber creepy jewelry made from our dearly departed’s teeth were taken from an article on Facebook. I figured if the pictures had been floating around that platform grossing people out, why not this one? To be honest… I think if I had raved about how beautiful they were she would have been fine with it. But I was told in no certain terms I would be sued unless I removed my post. So remove it I did. Bye bye great grandmother’s incisor necklace, can’t say I’ll miss you.

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So there you have it. If I should suddenly disappear from the blogosphere? You’ll know I’ve been railroaded and am residing in the cross bar hotel. Please be a pal and post my bail so I can continue to bring you the mindless drivel quality content you’ve come to know and love.

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35 thoughts on “They’re coming for me.”

  1. A quick search brings up eBay, Amazon, Zazzle, and Walmart (and others) I seriously doubt anybody is losing money by you posting those squirrel images.
    But seriously I’m not surprised.
    My wife (the writer) wanted to include a couple of lines to the Toto son Rosanna, in her most recent book “The Ghost of Chapel Hill Road” (shameless plug) but I told her it might not be a good idea.

    😦 sad sad world we live in.

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  2. Well, I can honestly say that these two “people” (creeps) should have been flattered (even that horribly, gross and completely inappropriate idiot who makes jewelry from other peoples teeth) that you featured them in your blog. But, what can I say? Your River and they are…..dumb-ass people with the weirdest hobbies ever!

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  3. If you didn’t disable your blog from appearing in search results, each of the probably did “google image” searches and found you that way.

    My artist friend found several people using her images to make/sell as art, shoes, and bedding. Most was from China so she couldn’t do anything.

    Redscyilla was Redzilla till she got a cease & desist notice from the Godzilla lawyers.

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  4. Copyright is a tricky thing for sure. I used to always credit my sources when sharing photos from the internet, but I stopped that practice a long time ago. I always wonder if I’m going to end up with a cease-and-desist email of my own. I’ve actually been on the other end and found somebody used a logo I paid for and owned. I sent them a cease-and-desist order and they basically laughed at me. Rude!

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  5. Those Gawd Awful teeth thingys have been all over Facebook. Disgusting stuff. Glad you are not in the cross bar motel. I need that bail money for my new kitchen window (sans bars)

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  6. You should have stuck with your “Chicken of the Month” photos!! I bet they are the ones who squealed to the squirrel calendar maker!! (Mmm– does she pay the squirrels for taking their picture????)

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  7. Wasn’t the teeth one a review of their product? If someone could sue you over a negative review there wouldn’t be any.

    I’ve secretly been hoping for C&D letter for mine. Congratulations!

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  8. One of the reasons I went to doing my own photography, poor as it is, was to avoid copyright infringement from using someone else’s photos. Despite enormous efforts in verifying whether such photos could be used, I wound up getting one of those cease-and-desist emails. From a photographer whom I had contacted for permission prior to using the photo, and from whom I received such permission. Or so I thought. Turned out the photographer’s colleague (or assistant, or ex, or whatever) was intercepting messages and giving out permission without asking the photographer first. Fortunately, he agreed to simply let me take the photo down and that was the end of it.

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  9. I think I shall gladly take your posts multiple lady parts included, over those multiple shady parts posts of F_book any day of the week. In fact I would sooner befriend the dreaded red squirrel than blindly accept a proffered friend by the f_book engine. Just sayin for a friend…

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