Sunday, January 24, 2010

AKC, the Eagles, Ed Block, Michael Vick & Me

Animal-Kin Folk to be Sued by PetConnection?

I cross-posted a blurb from "PetConnection" about the AKC seeking to block Michael Vick from getting a "Courage" award,...(giving full credit to author and listing site of original post),...and someone reported me for copyright infringement (see message received below)…I will be very disappointed and am hoping it wasent PetConnection who reported me as I believe the idea in animal welfare and rescue is to GET THE WORD out, so cross-post may fall within the fair use act and I just might challange the challange; Please advise if it was NOT PetConnection who would stoop so low as to complain about a fellow animal-folk cross-posting a blurb FOR THE CAUSE


“…We have received a DMCA complaint for your blog, Animal-Kin-Folk-News. An e-mail with the details of the complaint was sent to you on Feb 4, 2010 , and we reset the post status to “Draft”; you can edit it here. You may republish the post with the offending content and/or link(s) removed. If you believe you have the rights to post this content, you can file a counter-claim with us. For more on our DMCA policy, please click here. Thank you for your prompt attention….”


Readers you can find the original article by clicking onto the title above;


  1. While I'm flattered you liked my article, you can't reproduce it here without my permission, which you didn't ask for and don't have. Please remove it and do what everyone else in the blogosphere does, and include a few lines and a link back to the piece itself.

    Thank you.

    Christie Keith

  2. Well I guess I am not like "everyone else" in the blogosphere, and thank all that is good for that! Thank you very much. It is not so much that I liked your article so much but the subject matter is a hot topic amongst us "animal-kin Folk" kind it is nice to get the word out about the latest goings on w/ Sick Vic so I thought I might pass your article around.....with full credits of course w/ you as the named author and also a link was posted their back to the original article so it was not like I wuz tryin to steal anything frum ya, just sort of sharin the news as we all agree on.....should be shared. As for writing "a few words," I havent got time for that, though sometimes I do annotate a little. Didnt think it was necessary of yours. I wuz gonna battle ya over the "fair use" thing as I was not posting your piece for commercial purposes but only for the sole benefit of THE GREATER GOOD but of course you probably arent aware of that concept cuz ifin u were u woodnt mind mi sharing it w/ other members of the animal lovin world.