Update: - Do keep in mind that Bobo Dacosta was the same guy that the night before this talk put all responsability for the copyright violation with the newspaper/journaliste stating they did not gave her the pictures. - I’ve talked to Bobo Dacosta from the Wack Attack Barrack who thought it necessary to first calling me a lunatic and someone ranting but not listening. Then he figured saying ‘Yeah, we used them, and as you asked we’ve included that they were yours, but we can’t help it that the lady did not find you interesting enough for her story to mention.’ Great. I can live with not being interesting to RL press, but not with not getting the attribution I asked for. At that moment I asked him to check his own press release: ‘Oh, they are indeed in the appendix and indeed we did not mention you took them.’ Voila! At this point, he must surely have admitted making a mistake, no? The opposite, I was the one to blame because ‘if I had accepted the SL-job of ‘WAB SL correspondent’ as he offered me, all this would not have happened’. Pardon? Obviously me not taken this great opportunity to work for such a reasonable boss gives them the right to forget all about ‘attribution’. Also he could not check on all that the others do so he was certainly not the one to blame. That and the belgian Second Life scene should argue less over stupid issues as CC attribution and help eachother more. I indeed told him they could use all my pictures concerning the Wack Attack Bay as he pleased if given attribution and considered that my share of ‘the belgian Second Life scene helping eachother’. Imho, that lays the responsability of communicating this to his colleagues and making sure attribution is given with him. As he did not keep to his part of the deal ànd called me crazy - in a very none positive way, ‘geflipt’ for those who speak Dutch - I revoke those permissions given. So if you see any of my pictures used by the Wack Attack Barrack in-world or on the internet, please let me know. Even if it takes a transcontinental phone call to be made or a transcontinental letter to be send, I shall file an abuse report fo copyright violation.
Update: Finally, responce. The pictures were inclosed within a press release send out by the WAB which did not say where they got them. (The Lady enclosed the .pdf press release in the email.) She also says the WAB contact person gave her permission during a telephone call to use those pictures in the paper. Also promising to rectify this *points to issues mentioned below* on her blog and already having e-mailed her contact at the WAB, I can only say that she did handle this correctly - although I still think the way ‘het Nieuwsblad’ treaths people on the phone is lousy - and that she is not the one to blame. I am actually the one owing her an appoligy. I’d feel foolish now were it not that the urge to shoot someone from the WAB in-world is stronger than that feeling. *grins* Bobo, where are you when I need you?
Yves Wellens from the Grensgeval band pointed me to this article about music in Second Life ‘Er zit muziek in Second Life’ from Eline Bergmans in a local - Belgian is local, right? - newspaper ‘Het Nieuwsblad’.
Three major errors:
- The band that played at the
opening event ‘test case’ event was not the Neon Judgement. The Neon Judgement was supposed to play on Thuesday, but that gig was cancelled due technical problems. The band that did play was Grensgeval. Another band performing, on Tuesday, was Monsieur Henri
- The virtual band pictured in the photographs is Grensgeval, not the Neon Judgement and I blogged the photogaphs and a short review of the concert here.
- The pictures were taken from my Flickr set ‘Grensgeval @ Wack Attack Barrack‘, they even used 15 out of 22, yet failed to notice (?) they are all labeled ‘© All rights reserved’, so there copyright under the picture reads ‘© NO BYLINE’. Do you think if I had them put up under CC they would have mailed me to ask? *rolls eyes*