So, you might not be able to read all that if you’re viewing on a phone, which most of you do. So I’ll de-jargon it. Google runs blogger, the site my blog is hosted on. Someone has told blogger that 5 of my posts, “contains allegedly infringing content that may violate the rights of others and the laws of their country.” The key words here are ALLEGEDLY and MAY.
Anyone that has read this blog knows that there is nothing libellous within it. Google will remove all posts where people raise this concern, they do this without reviewing the information. It does not mean I have done anything wrong, so anyone being told that is being lied to. There is more info on this video if you want to have a nosey.
I have requested that google put back the information back and Baby’s Days have been made aware of this, google will put it back within 10 days unless Baby’s Days/Sys IQ LTd take me to court in the meantime.
I am not sure why the complaint was made as the notice hasn’t been published yet, but each of the posts flagged refers to either the director of SYS IQ Ltd or the creator and Admin on Baby’s Day’s Official support group. Other than the post about the possible bug, which refers to neither. If this is the case I will remove the names.
It could also be because of a copyright issue, only Baby’s Days or someone acting on their behalf, like their solicitors, can requests the posts be removed. Back on the 27th November, I sent Baby’s Days solicitors a letter, the letter asked:
“Please could you explain what you mean about my application of the trademark to the blog as being detrimental? What it is your client believes I am using in my blog that infringes the companies Intellectual Property Rights? Under UK Copyright Law, I believe I am allowed to use a piece of copyrighted material, or have ‘fair dealing’ for the purpose of criticism and news reporting. Please could you clarify your clients stance on this.”
I have received no response to this and until then I remain of the opinion that any use of the name Baby’s Days is made in reference to the company and any publication of copyright data (such as emails that are not marked confidential) is done so under fair dealing and fair use terms for the purpose of review. You can’t exactly write a review about a company and their actions without using their name can you? It’s quite patently obvious that I am not trying to pass myself off as belonging to or working with or part of this company.
Everything is factual and documented, sure sometimes I publish a lot of email exchanges, this is to provide context, so that readers could see I wasn’t posting negative things for my benefit; they could see how they naturally occurred, I felt this was more fair to Baby’s Days.
If the company didn’t act like this, there would be nothing to write about, if they/their customers really want to stop me blogging then they should buck up their ideas when it comes to customer service. Reporting the blog for spurious reasons in an attempt to silence me just gives me more things to blog about. As does threatening to terminate customer accounts for speaking about my blog.
Tomorrow I am moving house, so unless my lovely mindess get a good kip in, I wont be blogging, But over the weekend there will be a post about the Data Centre used by Baby’s Days, so make sure you pop back or join the other 843 subscribers by popping your email address in the bar at the top – if you’re on your phone you might have to go to desktop mode to see it.
PS. for those asking Chilling Effects is: “As part of our efforts to remain transparent, a copy of each legal notice we receive may be sent to the Chilling Effects project for publication and annotation. Chilling Effects is a joint project among U.S. law schools that seeks to provide resources about free speech online and intellectual property law.” Source Here, In Transparency Section.