Are you fucking serious, Ricardo?

So earlier tonight I was contacted by the friend of a restaurant I reviewed last year concerning my pictures… Actually, let me show you the e-mail.

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So I kindly replied:
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You may have noticed with my template changes that a lot of widgets have disappeared from my side bar and the mention: “ All content of this blog is copyrighted and protected. Redistribution of any content in unlawful. Powered by Blogger.”  Combined with that and my reply, I was mind blown when I read this response:
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WTF WHAT PART OF “YOU MAY NOT USE MY PICTURES FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES” DID YOU NOT UNDERSTAND???!!! I’M NOT “OKAY” WITH THIS!!!! You’re making a “website” (on tumblr…) to advertise a restaurant so this IS commercial purpose. You’re going to get money from this (or your friend) by using my pictures… then fucking pay me.
Don’t just take six of my pictures, resize them so the point that my watermark is no visible on half of them and put them on your blog without even linking back WTF.
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So by at at point, I was spitting fire, yet I still managed to reply is a polite way:

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But Ricardo here clearly has no clue of what respect is and sends me this gem:

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Ricardo, if you’re starting in website creation, you should check out the acts that I mentioned in my next reply:

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Then, finally, the most incoherent email:
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So if you’re not owner and fan, wouldn’t you do your best to NOT put shame on that restaurant by angering past customers with your lack of respect for their intellectual property??!! They didn’t serve me generously, I paid for my meal like everyone and shared my thought because I liked it.

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Indeed, I’m a very intimidating blogger (sarcasm) as just don’t want you to use my pictures, you prick.

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Like I mentioned earlier, I took pictures and no one came to me asking me to not do so. Also, there were no signs or mentions on the menu that could have led me to thing that taking pictures in this restaurant was prohibited.

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That’s right, you’re not the owner, how dare you sully his name and his restaurant if you are such a fan?

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That part of the email killed me. Why are you bringing the issues of Congo into this? Anyone see a link between his using my pictures against my wishes and Congo because I don’t see it. All I see is someone trying to use one sad situation so that he and his friends can benefit from it which is extremely lame and wrong on so many levels.
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So Ricardo, I understand that you are a rapper and have used controversial topics such as Fredy Villanueva, racial tensions and other heavy topics for your songs.

How would you feel if I emailed you, saying that I would like to use some of your lyrics for a songs that I’m writing for Katy Perry. Although the idea is probably sweet and it would mean your name being mentioned in Katy Perry’s album, you fucking hate her music and don’t want to be associated with her. So you tell me not to do it but I think “ whatever, this dude doesn’t understand how famous he’ll get”… see what I’m doing here? It’s the same fucking thing.
Just as much as your lyrics are your intellectual property, my pictures are my intellectual property as well. The fact that both are available for the public to see and listen to does not make it public property for everyone to use for their own benefits.
Have some fucking respect for others and don’t take it upon yourself to decide what to do with other people’s photography if you know shit about copyrights.

UPDATE:

Alright so he finally took the pictures down and we’re cool but this post is staying because the point that I’m trying to prove is not “omg what a jerk” (although it could come across this way…) but how I care about how my content is distributed and how all bloggers should. In the past, I have allowed my pictures to be used for businesses because we had mutual agreements, especially when it came to circle lenses reviews. I would review the lenses for compensation and in return, the owner of that business had the right to use the content of the said review of advertising purposes.
I don’t care if you think this is slander because it’s not: I displayed how rude you were to me by asking consent and not respecting my choice. For it to be slander or defamation, my claim would have to be false which is not the case as I have published our conversation as is.
I’m glad that you learned a lesson and hope you will be more careful in the future.
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