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I will let my email box speak for itself

From: LiveJournal Abuse Team [abuse@livejournal.com]
To: Christopher Bowen [superbus@velthomer.net]
Date: 25 JUL 2007, 11:35AM
Subject: Your LiveJournal Account [89-788701]

Dear LiveJournal user superbus,

It has come to our attention that in your entry located at http://superbus.livejournal.com/318438.html you have used another person's full name against their wishes. This is considered an invasion of privacy, which is prohibited by LiveJournal's Terms of Service.

As such, we must require that you remove the full name "Sean Manchester" from this entry as soon as possible, but no later than 00:01 (midnight) EST 29 July 2007.

Regards,
Eric
LiveJournal Abuse Prevention Team

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From: Christopher Bowen [cbowen@perimeterusa.com]
Reply-To: Christopher Bowen [superbus@velthomer.net]
To: LiveJournal Abuse Team [abuse@livejournal.com]
Date: 25 JUL 07, 12:36PM
Subject: Re: Your LiveJournal Account [89-788701] - Response to Eric

To Eric,

Sean Manchester is a publically known vampire hunter. I would link you to multiple articles about, by and for him, but instead, I will refer you back to the entry that you linked, but either didn't read or didn't pay much attention to, where I mention that he's a public figure with the multiple entries I mention (2,040,000 articles according to a very quick and dirty Google search), with the entire first page, save a map of Manchester, England, being devoted to him. This was something I did in fifteen seconds. Therefore, Sean Manchester is definitely a public figure - in the same vein (though not to the extent, obviously) of someone like Lebron James, Tom Cruise, etc.; I realise the folly in comparing him to them, but the fact of the matter is that he is a published author, that everything I posted about him - including his name - came from a simple Google search, meaning it's public domain, and therefore, due to him being a public figure, your Terms of Service do not apply.

I am very aware - read my entry - of what happened between you guys and Mr. Alexander Lucard. It's very nice to see that Mr. Manchester is internet savvy enough to find references to him in seven month old journal entries; someone his age usually isn't so Google savvy. However, I am aware of the incident with Mr. Lucard, and I am preparing to dig my heels should this get to that level.

I will not be censoring my entry. If you wish to discuss this with me further, I've left my primary email as a reply-to.

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So basically, if you all see that I'm suspended, you know why.

Though I think I'm going to get rid of the NWS icon because of this. I don't want to have a kicking contest with one leg.

Comments

hinata19
Jul. 26th, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
So...they only responded SEVEN months after the fact? Um...that's...special. :')

Man, I hope they don't pull the same BS on you as they did with Alex Lucard. Following his advice might be the best thing to do, even if the idea of censoring yourself is...less than palatable. D: