I was going to spend the evening restringing a couple of guitars, however I’ve been asked a question about my earlier article, and it needs to be addressed. John Dozier has claimed that people are attacking him on the internet. Is this true?
One of the things that both Doctor Mihaly Fiscor and John W. Dozier Jr. have done is made ad hominem attacks against their opponents. Both have made claims that their opponents are ‘nasty, nasty, orcses’ to quote Gollum, a character who appears in John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s books The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Curiously neither has chosen to provide proof that this has happened.
Horatio Caine says in one episode of CSI Miami ‘Trust but Verify’. I’m not as nice as Horatio. I say, ‘Don’t trust it until you’ve verified it.’ People lie. People misunderstand. People don’t think. It doesn’t matter why they are wrong, if they are wrong it has to be corrected.
So John Dozier claims that the his opponents are publicly calling for the Streisand Effect to be used against him, and others who think that stronger copyright is important. Well, I’m me. I don’t take him at his word. I decide to run a test to see if he’s telling the truth. A simple one that you can run yourself. I Google the words ‘Streisand Effect Copyright‘ because if there are a lot of people doing this, as he is implying, it should show up.
Hit number Three is the ‘Wikipedia Article‘ about the Streisand Effect.
Hit number Four takes you to a ‘Slashdot Article‘ about a “Ted Alvin Klaudt, a former South Dakota lawmaker convicted of raping his two foster daughters, has sent news organizations what he claims is a copyright notice that seeks to prevent the use of his name without his consent.”
Hit number Five takes you to another ‘Streisand Effect‘ blog which appears to cover the same articles as Hit number One.
Hit number Six takes you to ‘Photoshop Disasters‘ and discussion about an attempt by a clothing company, Ralph Lauren, to prevent discussion of the fact that they photoshopped a models body to make her impossibly thin.
Hit number Seven takes you to ‘Jay Garmon dot Net‘ where Jay discusses the Ralph Lauren case.
Hit number Eight takes you to ‘a Techdirt list‘ of Streisand Effect cases.
Hit number Nine takes you to ‘Discover Seattle‘ where they are discussing Ted Klaudt.
OK, that’s the first page. Maybe I’ve search on the wrong term. I tried searching for ‘streisand effect copyright dozier‘ and hit pay dirt. The first three hits were on John Dozier’s web site. All of the rest of the hits referenced cases where John Dozier had attempted to use copyright law in ways that don’t seem particularly ethical or legal to me. Now I am not a lawyer, but a couple of the people calling him on this are lawyers. It isn’t common for lawyers to publicly criticize each other, but that’s what I’m seeing here. Since Google results change as sites change, I’ve copied the Google results directly below.
Now I have nothing against protecting yourself, and your reputation online. That’s what I was doing when Doctor Mihaly Ficsor called me a Maoist Revolutionary for disagreeing with him. And that’s what I’m doing right now in calling John Dozier on his inaccuracy riddled polemic.
John Dozier – you have made a claim that you are being attacked on the internet for your views. I am unable to find any proof that your claim is true. In fact I even can’t find any proof on the internet that you are particularly active in the political discussion of copyright law.
John, where is the proof? Show me.
January 4th, 2010
19 May 2009 … You can see where Dozier Internet Law has been speaking out for almost two… the virtual Hydra, the Streisand Effect, and the Google Bomb. …
johndozierjr.typepad.com/dozierinternetlaw/…/dozier-internet-law-myspace- suicide-case-dismissal.html – Cached –
This is an attempt to use the “Streisand effect” to create a “mobosphere” attack . … DozierInternet Law Cross-Reference Number 1254. …
dozierinternet-law.blogspot.com/…/dozier-internet-law-federal-court.html – Cached –
11 Oct 2007 … As a result of Dozier’s claim of a copyright infringement for publishing any part of their cease and desist letters, The Streisand Effect …
http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/…/more-on-dozier-v-public- citizen-and.html –Cached –
24 Nov 2009 … by lawyers to avoid the old “Streisand Effect,” whereby their cease-and- desist ….. Dozier’s firm was also the law firm who filed a lawsuit against a gripes … Court Says You Can Copyright A Cease-And-Desist Letter …
http://www.techdirt.com/blog.php?tag=cease+and+desist&edition… – Cached –
You can visit the main Dozier Internet Law website for more information. … Corbis sent a letter to the Plaintiff alleging copyright infringement for … This is an attempt to use the “Streisand effect” to create a “mobosphere” attack . …
www.dozierinternetlaw.biz/ – Cached –
12 Oct 2007 … I act… and one who is fully aware of the Streisand effect which has lead to …I can understand DirectBuy calling their lawyer at Dozier Internet Law … in nature) and/or violated their copyright… or they AND DirectBuy … Our friend John Dozier, managing partner at Dozier Internet Law had …
ihatelinux.blogspot.com/…/dozier-internet-law-running-extortion.html –Cached – Similar –
Some lawyer at an outfit calling itself Dozier Internet Law sent a cease and desist letter on behalf of …. Your folly even has a name: The Streisand Effect . …. First, you seem to think that US law will govern this copyright matter. …
http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/…/dont-post-this-letter-on- internet.html –Cached – Similar –
20 Oct 2009 … The book was written by both Sue Scheff and John W. Dozier Jr., … reaction people have when they are attacked online and how you should avoid it (Streisand Effect) …copyright and trademark infringement, and hacking. …
conversationswithmoms.com/…/google-bomb-review-untold-story-113m- verdict/ –Cached –
Streisand got all Barbara on him and sued him for $50 Million. … afford is to rely upon theStreisand Effect, and hope that it turns into a Bickle Rain. …. Techdirt post reporting not only Court Says You Can Copyright a Cease and Desist Letter but … If you want the holy writ on the Dozier Law firm’s antics, …
hubpages.com/…/Blogger-Alert–Responding-to-Cease-and-Desist-Letters –Cached – Similar –
… Section 230’s Impact · Streisand Effect · Streisand Effect Virtual Hydra … Over at theDozier Internet Law blog the latest developments are reviewed. … reaction once the effects of Section 230 are understood. …. do in the context of copyright, through Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act). …
http://www.google-bombs.com/GoogleBomb/congress/ – Cached –
31 Aug 2009 … John W. Dozier Jr. is an Internet lawyer and coauthor of the book “Google Bomb,” … the Streisand Effect is triggered, or someone takes aim at you. … to copyrightinfringement, from defamation to privacy violations, …
http://www.thisisbrandx.com/…/learning-to-protect-yourself-online-the-basics.html –Cached – Similar –
17 Oct 2007 … Yes John Dozier of Dozier Internet Law, P.C., you are a failure. …. This dork just taking advantage of the Streisand effect. …
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20071017/092927.shtml – Cached –
21 Jul 2009 … post rehashing the Streisand effect for the benefit of Platinum Equity, … See also Dozier’s comments on the ability to copyright …
http://www.citmedialaw.org/…/inter-newspaper-cease-and-desist-letter-my-trip- buffet-wrong –Cached – Similar –
Accordingly, often the only defense that a citizen can afford is to rely upon the Streisand Effect, and hope that it turns into a Bickle Rain. …
I’m sad to say though that that is becoming less and less useful as the actions of Dozier now that the Streisand effect is in full effect which has lead to …
codeprairie.net/blogs/brendangrant/archive/2007/10.aspx – Cached –