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Date Posted: 13:02:55 08/29/02 Thu
Author: wormie
Subject: ummm...three things...
In reply to: Lark 's message, "Fan-sites & WB Re: I stand corrected...It was Warner Bros who did it!!!" on 11:55:16 08/29/02 Thu

>>Holy sh-t. I hate to sound selfish, but does that
>>mean they're going after all the fan sites? I haven't
>>heard anything about this.
>Some time around last fall, actually, WB began going
>nuts-o with everyone's web-sites, they were attacking
>anyone with Felicity, 7th Heaven, Buffy, Angel, you
>name it, they tossed fits and made the sites shut
>down. And as they acquired syndications on many non-WB
>developed productions, they began to shut those sites
>down, as well.

Paramount did that with Star Trek as well a few years ago as I recall.

but what I wanted to say is...

(1) I don't think anyone is saying that WB is not within their rights to ask for sites to be taken down. We are only saying that they are going about it tactlessly --they might disgruntle or upset fans, particularly fans who have spent their free time building sites that promote their product. No good business, if you ask me.

(2)I am not surprised that Angelfire pulled the site without warning Donna first. The agreement I have with my webhost clearly says that they have the right to pull my site without notice if there is a copyright infringement issue & that they would notify me of such a thing. However, if Angelfire never contacted Donna after they pulled it, that was poor business practice, imho.

(3) As I understand it, The Gauntlet was never given "official" status so that doesn't make Donna's vids "officially sanctioned". [Interesting, though, that TNT posted results of the awards ceremony on their site even though it was not an "official" event.] If they start pulling all fan created sites...well, I don't want to think about that just yet...but if they are pulling fansites, my guess is that the folks at Top Cow & Mythic Productions don't know this is happening--they know the sites are important to the fans and what a huge online presence their fans have.

now I really have to get back to work

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  • And make sure to mention David Wohl in all your communications.... -- Wildswan, 15:17:09 08/29/02 Thu

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