Thursday, November 12, 2009 2:35 PM
From: “Charles Treuter”
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Subject: Theft of photo
Do you have a ‘Terms of Service’ agreement with your “bloggers”?
Do you have a good attorney?
On the following page: http://www.mightysweet.com/mesohungry/2009/11/08/comment-of-the-day/#comments
one of your bloggers has posted a personal photo of mine, stolen from my website, and posted WITHOUT my permission — along with a lot of false statements.
I could not care less about the ‘comments’, but the unauthorized use of my photo is not pleasing to me.
Take care of it, or my attorneys will. You can count on it.
I only posted about DocChuck because I thought his comment was so crazy, it was funny. I thought he wanted the attention. Why else would he comment the most ridiculous things on everyone’s food blogs? Is DocChuck real or some kid in his parents’ basement in Astoria? Why is he reading all these NY food blogs if he’s from Texas? The photo and his myspace bio is too perfect for the DocChuck character.
As you can see above who the email was sent to, DocChuck threatens WordPress with his attorneys, but I think he was supposed to threaten me. I do use WordPress but I’m not hosted on them, so I don’t know what they can do. Either way, I’ll respect others including Doc (even if he might not have much in return for anyone) and his request by taking his photo down (You can still see the photo on his Myspace, which I’m sure he wants you to visit). I don’t have the time to mess around. I’m trying to make a grilled cheese.