DMCA Deceit By Robert C. Priddy
On Robert Priddy’s Anti-Baba WordPress blog, he published an article entitled “Moreno’s Wilful Deceptions About LSD And Robert Priddy” in which he openly and publicly attacked Gerald Joe Moreno as a “libeler”. Let us take a closer look at Robert Priddy’s actual words (click thumbnail to enlarge):
Robert Priddy: MORENO IS FORCED TO REMOVE STOLEN MATERIALS
Moreno has illegally posted copyrighted articles of mine from 1987 which I removed from the Internet, and DMCA have accepted my copyright (in contradiction to what Moreno states, knowing full well that the DMCA notice caused wordpress to make him remove those articles from wordpress.com. ‘See notice from wordpress here:-
See also here In short, yet more lying and deception by Moreno!). He compounded his illegal act by posting these articles copiously on blogspot and other sites which do not accept responsibility for copyright violations!
First and foremost, senile Robert Priddy is obviously confusing the DMCA with WordPress’ Automattic DMCA. These two DMCA’s are not quite the same. WordPress (as a free blog) simply honored Robert Priddy’s request to have his Pro-LSD articles removed from Moreno’s free WordPress blog.
Robert Priddy claimed that DMCA copyright complaints were submitted against Moreno to Google and Blogger. Robert Priddy lamented that both of his DMCA copyright complaints were ignored by Google and Blogger (proving that Moreno’s duplication of Priddy’s Pro-LSD articles is “fair use”). Needless to say, if a true copyright infringement had occurred, Moreno’s webpages would have been removed from Google search results and Robert Priddy’s copyright complaints would have been published on ChillingEffects.org (which has never happened).
Therefore, WordPress’ Automattic DMCA accepted Robert Priddy’s copyright complaints. Google & Blogger’s DMCA and Chilling Effects did NOT accept Robert Priddy’s copyright complaints. Therefore, Robert Priddy purposely distorted the truth when he said that the “DMCA” accepted his copyright complaints. They most certainly did NOT! If the DMCA truly accepted Robert Priddy’s copyright complaints, why are Moreno’s websites still indexed on Google’s search engine and why can’t Robert Priddy supply us with the link to his public DMCA copyright complaints that would have been published on ChillingEffects.org?
For example, do a Google search for “Dan Winter” (who happens to be a “lunatic fringe” Anti-Sai Activist). At the bottom of the page, it says:
“In response to a legal request submitted to Google, we have removed 2 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read more about the request at ChillingEffects.org.”
This is what happens when legitimate DMCA copyright complaints are filed with Google. Gerald Joe Moreno clearly stated that Google & Blogger ignored Robert Priddy’s DMCA copyright complaints. Moreno never claimed that WordPress’ Automattic DMCA ignored his copyright complaints. There is a difference! Read Moreno’s articles for yourself:
Robert Priddy Is A Notable Public Figure
Robert C. Priddy created his own Wikipedia page in which he solicited himself as a notable public figure in relation to Philosophy and his former Indian Guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba (whom Priddy once hailed as God Incarnate and the Avatar of the Age!).
Robert Priddy released his biographical data on a personal website hosted by a free, online hosting company in Norway (home.no.net/anir/Nos/). On this free web-hosting domain, Robert Priddy personally disclosed biographical data that included stories of his experimentation with LSD, cannabis and other mind-altering drugs. Robert Priddy deleted these public domain webpages after he defected from the Sai Movement because he obviously feared that those articles would compromise his so-called “credibility” and “integrity” (Ref).
Robert C. Priddy is now attempting to remove his relevant, unsavory, public and self-disclosed biographical data from the internet by crying “copyright infringement” although the biographical material in question was released by him into the public domain as self-disclosure. As a notable public figure, Robert Priddy’s Pro-LSD articles are public domain and are relevant to him, his life, his spiritual views and his philosophical beliefs.
Robert Priddy himself described in great detail how his LSD-induced hallucinations significantly impacted his life, his spiritual views and his philosophical beliefs. Consequently, Robert Priddy’s Pro-LSD articles are noteworthy and fall under “fair use” as this information provides grounds for critical commentaries about him and his status as a Philosopher and notable public figure. See:
- Robert Priddy’s “The Psychedelic Experience” (or Archive 01)
- Robert Priddy’s “Truth, Being And Bliss” (or Archive 01 – Archive 02)
- Robert Priddy’s “A Vision Of Cosmic Energy” (or Archive 01 – Archive 02)
- Robert Priddy – An LSD Advocate Citing A Pro-Drug Forum For Drug Users
- Robert Priddy’s Removal Of Biographical Data From Personal Website
- Robert Priddy’s Copyright Blathering
- Robert Priddy Eulogized His LSD-Induced Hallucinations For 30+ years
Robert Priddy Is A Copyright Infringer
Robert Priddy gnashed his teeth and wailed considerably about “copyright infringement” and yet he purposely suppressed the fact that WordPress removed three of Moreno’s copyright protected images from his Anti-Baba WordPress blog! Robert Priddy published three versions of Moreno’s picture on his WordPress blog (robertpriddy.wordpress.com). Moreno filed a WordPress DMCA copyright complaint through automattic.com, was able to substantiate his copyrights and WordPress deleted the images:
So what does this say about Robert Priddy?
ROBERT PRIDDY IS FORCED TO REMOVE STOLEN MATERIALS
Priddy has illegally posted copyrighted pictures of mine from 2004 which I removed from the Internet, and DMCA have accepted my copyright (Robert Priddy knows full well that the DMCA notice caused wordpress to remove those pictures from wordpress.com.
Yet more lying and deception by Priddy! Priddy compounded his illegal act by posting Moreno’s pictures copiously on blogspot and other sites which do not accept responsibility for copyright violations!
Turn about is fair play, Mr Priddles!
However, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Moreno succeeded in getting his copyright protected picture removed from Robert Priddy, Alan Kazlev and Kevin R. D. Shepherd’s official domains (unrelated to WordPress).
Robert Priddy published Moreno’s picture on robertpriddy.com. Moreno filed a DMCA complaint with pipedns.com, was able to substantiate his copyrights to them and Robert Priddy was required to remove the image (the image now redirects to the Anti-Baba website SaiGuru.net):
Robert Priddy published Moreno’s picture on saibaba-x.org.uk. Moreno filed a DMCA complaint with homepageuniverse.com, was able to substantiate his copyrights to them and the image was removed:
Snap.com also removed this image from their servers after Moreno submitted a DMCA complaint with them as well. Robert Priddy thought he could reference Moreno’s image with snap.com’s screencapture option through his sathyasaibabanews WordPress blog.
Kevin R. D. Shepherd published Moreno’s picture on three of his domains hosted on 123-REG.CO.UK. Moreno filed a DMCA complaint with 123-REG.CO.UK, was able to subtantiate his copyrights to them and the images were removed from all three domains:
M. Alan Kazlev (an associate of Priddy & Shepherd and the webmaster for khepher.net, which is hosted by addr.com) duplicated Moreno’s pictures onto his website. Moreno filed a DMCA complaint with addr.com, was able to subtantiate his copyrights to them and the images were removed:
Gerald Joe Moreno also succeeded in getting the largest Anti-Baba domain on the world-wide-web shut-down for copyright infringement until the offending material was removed. See:
Needless to say, one will not find a single complaint coming out of either side of Robert Priddy two-sided mouth about his and his associates proven acts of copyright infringement!
Even more amusing is how Robert Priddy attempted to get WordPress to remove the following two articles by Moreno (which contained no semblance of copyright infringement and which Automattic claimed were “fair use”!):
Robert Priddy is a self-serving and egotistical hypocrite who thinks he is perfectly entitled to act in ways he deems others should not!