Update: We’ve made a few very important changes..Here’s why.
Posted by Enkill_Eridos on August 1, 2010
Okay, for those who don’t know. Bill Keller ministries, caused a big problem for us. With very good reason.
Here’s the DMCA complaint. (Which works like a cease and desist order, without it being a court ordered order.)
From: Michael Glassberg
To: WordPress, Automattic Inc
Subject: DMCA Claim
Work(s) infringed: LivePrayer Videos and LivePrayer Daily Devotionals.
Location(s) of materials claimed to infringe copyright:
Date, time, timezone infringement observed: July 15, 2010 10:57pm Eastern
Complaining party’s name, address, phone, fax, Internet e-mail address:
Michael Glassberg , LivePrayer
6660 46th Avenue North.
St Petersburg FL 33709
I believe that use of the material in the manner complained of is not
authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
I believe this information is accurate and that I am authorized to act on
behalf of the copyright owner.
Before anyone has a hissy fit, copyright was in fact breached by those posts. Also others not mentioned.
Those posts have been deleted and removed from the blog, and back-ups reserved to restore the blog, in case of emergency. I also deleted posts and pages with material copyrighted by Bill Keller. Suffice it to say, we will not have any rights to ever reproduce Bill Keller’s materials, as THIS ISN’T A RELIGIOUS BLOG. Also to protect ADKOB and the spirit of ADKOB, we have to remove the authors of those posts and pages, if they weren’t already. This is a decision, that our legal team has advised us in doing. The authors in question will be given a chance to come back in the period of 30 days. I encourge those ex-authors and contributors to think about what they did, and why it was wrong.
I hate doing things that make this blog seem like a dictatorship, but DCMA complaint is an extremely big deal. Call me a sell-out all you want, the law is the law. So I apologize to those contributors/authors that were effected by this event.
Second very important change..This is one I’ve been wanting to implement for a long time. While in America we have the privilege of freedom of press, speech, and religion. It seems the target audience for this blog is confused. This blog is not for religious grandstanding. This blog’s target audience is not purely for the progressive or the conservative minded. The purpose of this blog is to provide current events stories, without being affiliated with any secular media outlet. Any author found to be affiliated with an international secular media outlet, without informing the Administration Team will be banned. This blog is also supposed to be a celebration of Freedom of speech when it comes to criticism of the government, decisions, or politicians. A place where people from all sides of the table can debate on current events issues, not just in America but around the globe.
The ultimate goal of this blog, is so people can voice their opinions. This does not mean we have to allow off-topic debates. Bringing religion into a political debate is expected, but turning a political debate into a religious one will no longer be tolerated. Not to say its going to be political all the time. I do encourage any non-religious, and non-political topics. Also hot button topics that religion has a strong hand in (Abortion for example.) is an issue in our global society. So I expect religion to come up.
However, if any of the Admins (for those who don’t realize who is in ultimate charge on this blog currently. It’s myself and Dorian.) says that’s enough on a certain subject. Or tells you to change the tone of your debate I.E. going back to the topic at hand. You will be warned once. If you decide to ignore those warnings, we can and will decide to make it so all of your comments are moderated.
We are not trying to be big brother, or censors. But the role of the Admin team is to ensure this blog stays operating. I hope everyone understands. Well that is all, authors , contributors, and editors. (Current and the temporarily suspended ones.) will be e-mailed posting standards. The changes really haven’t caused any extra restrictions for commenters. Except that you cannot post copyrighted material (Most importantly, no copyrighted material from Bill Keller’s ministries.) without expressed permission from the creator. Which means if you leave a comment, and it contains copyrighted material. You will be asked to provide proof that you obtained permission from the author. This information will also be verified.
As always, any contributor, author, editor, admin, or commentor we do not disclose your e-mail or ip address with anyone, that doesn’t have a valid court appointed order. We only use above information, for statistics and quality control. (This means if you start to troll using different names, we know any other name you used to comment on this blog.)
Now back to your regularly scheduled program.