The Bird Level
Here is an email I received this morning.Tony Harper said:As moderator & an IT guy you need to learn the TRUE meaning of the"Fair Use Provision". You do NOT have the right to PIRATE my photographs from "go-sycamores" or any other web site. ALL of my images are copyrighted and belong to me. To use my images you must have my written permission and PAY me. Many of the images on "go-sycamores" are mine, as is the picture of Coach Miles and the new helmet. Please do not copy my work in the future.
My phone # is 812-XXX-XXXX should you need to call me.
This isn't the first one I've received like this, either. This is now probably the 4th or 5th email I've received about people complaining about stories, links or photographs. If you want to know why there is little done for Indiana State athletics by fans, alums, etc, look no further.
This site generates no revenue. I take that back. Those ads on here did generate $0.30 to date (almost 9 months), which was put towards my $200 yearly hosting bill. Everything else, the time spent on the site, the forum software, etc, has all been out of pocket to help support and elevate my alma mater's athletic programs. Then you have greedy individuals like this come and take pot shots for what? A shotty picture of Coach Miles holding a helmet and drawings of the new uniforms.
Do you want to suffocate the football program and Sycamore athletics that badly?
Or should you embrace the notion that someone posted the picture so folks could discuss it and possibly get excited again about Indiana State football considering Memorial Stadium has had about the same atmosphere and attendance as a funeral.
Some of these folks need to wake up and look at the bigger picture. But then again, it's the Terre Haute mentality and it's really too bad. I hope it's worth it Tony -- God forbid you could have worked out something with me where I could have give you advertising or posted a link to your website.