Crazy copyright bot threatens those who tweet tiny poem

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36 Responses to “Crazy copyright bot threatens those who tweet tiny poem”

  1. bardfinn says:

    I have become oppressor of free speech and art, destroyer of worlds!

  2. Just_Ok says:

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    On Press Inc is 
    Copulating Arachis hypogaea

  3. Samsa says:

    The bot’s account is now suspended.

  4. kaplanfx says:

    IANAL, but the phrase is almost certainly not eligible for copyright in the first place:  http://fairuse.stanford.edu/commentary_and_analysis/2003_09_stim.html

  5. The bot came back and was resuspended while replying to my use of the poem :(

  6. iamlegion says:

    The fact that the bot says things like “…or they are libel.” is the tip-off that no lawyer came within a country mile of this brilliant marketing idea…

    • Frank Lee Scarlett says:

      Wasn’t Orly Taitz a lawyer before she was a dentist? Or is perhaps she’s a lawyer/dentist? Or starred as a child-prodigy lawyer/dentist? 

      At any rate, she’s multi-talented and seems to have plenty of time…

  7. social_maladroit says:

    Once I made a tweet, and it seemed a gas
    Soon turned out
    Had a tongue of glass
    Seemed like the real thing
    Only to find
    OnPress Inc
    Left a bot behind

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGU_4-5RaxU

  8. Matt L says:

    Maybe this is all a brilliant ploy by Shaune Shane to put the Streisand Effect to a positive use. After all, who had ever heard of him before this BoingBoing post? And what are the odds he ever would have been mentioned here, if not for this? 

    Assuming that all publicity really IS good publicity, that is. 

  9. Lee Pierce says:

    The account @saewiaonpress is now suspended. I guess that baby troll got washed out from under the bridge.

  10. nickgb says:

    Just to be clear, the one example cited in your link of what could be a protectable tweet is … a tweet-length poem.

    The real question is damages, of course, and thanks to statutory damages that’s a real question.

  11. BookGuy says:

    I love how it just keeps hectoring you.  This is what happens when a bot mates with the Overly Attached Girlfriend meme and has a baby.

  12. oasisob1 says:

    How little of the poem, and which part brings the hellfire from the bot?
    Our tongues were made of glass – is that enough?

  13. carlogesualdodivenosa says:

    John Keats
    John Keats
    John
    Please put your scarf on.

    (Just seeing if the Salinger Estate lawyers are still in the office.)

  14. Cormacolinde says:

    Note the Invisible Children is the weird christian organization that was behind Koney 2012.

  15. OldBrownSquirrel says:

    If only our Twitter bots were made of glass, how much more careful we would be when we troll.

  16. agonist says:

    I wonder if tiny changes like changing “we would” to “we’d” or reordering “If only our tongues were” to “If our tongues were only” if the bot would find it.

  17. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    Oooh I got to say it over on TD and now I get to say it here about the guy behind this stupidity…
    Christ what an asshole.

  18. theaardvark says:

    In a complete turnaround, it seems a new account is now thanking people for tweeting the poem.
    innmonpressn: @theaardvark Thanks again.Your tweeting of Shane’s work brings it to a larger audience and so increases his book sales. Thanks!
    from web in reply to theaardvark

    innmonpressn: @theaardvark Thanks for tweeting Tongues Made of Glass by Shaun Shane  http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/04-tongues-made-of-glass/ This is Shane’s Publisher. On Press Inc

  19. onpress17 says:

    This On Press Inc. Shaun Shane’s Publisher. We would really like to see if you’ll come out from hiding behind this cowardly shield of words, on some poorly excuted blog that list no way  of getting a hold of you and give us some real world contact information. For surely, if you presume you are right then there can be no harm in having us settle this in court. Or perhaps your just a wanna be revolutionary that does nothing more than talk hiding behind some silly childish ranting on a webpage. Or are you really up ” to putting your money where your mouth is ” as they say. So give us some contact information and stop being so cowardly. On Press Inc.

    • Gilbert Wham says:

       Awww, that’s super.

    • Mutation_Engine says:

       Oddly enough i would usually expect a publisher to be capable of using proper spelling and punctuation. Of course i may be thinking of more traditional publishers that have higher standards of proofreading and literacy since printing an actual book in advance represents a significant investment of their own funds. i’m going to go out on a limb and guess that OnPress being a print on demand publisher means they consider themselves a vanity press where actual literacy and editorial standards are utterly irrelevant.
      So there’s that.
      And like many flyspeck companies they apparently can’t afford a real lawyer and have to write up their own incoherent and laughable legal threats. i’m almost tempted to mention OnPress to Ken & company at Popehat. OnPress’ twitter-spamming trollbot aspect might be of interest to that lot.

    • That_Anonymous_Coward says:

      ‘Poorly executed blog’
      Have you seen your companies web presence?
      It is a shame that you can’t seem to remember what town your located in unless of course I am missing some detail that some towns are more preferable than others in that area.
      Maybe we should just serve your registered agent at S&S and put and end to this…

  20. ^o^ easy to get hold of

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