I have been having issues with the paparazzi for a long fucking time. They hit me up for using their pictures all the fucking time, and despite hating them for annoying me, I get what they are doing, because it is their business and they are the ones who own the images by law. Morally, I still don’t think it’s right and if I find something on the internet for my personal blog, I should be allowed to post it and comment on it. I feel like with these copyright regulations my hands are tied behind my back, like I can’t talk about things I want to talk about, because they want 500 dollars an image and to me, that is wrong, it is extortion, especially coming from scum like them.
To me, the internet is a place to exchange information and ideas and shouldn’t be regulated, but I am old school like that, and those days are a thing of the past as bigger companies move in on the shit, but regardless of our moral disagreement, I still get their side of the story and I still take down the pictures when I get notices, because the pictures are something tangible that belongs to them.
I won’t ever pay those assholes the insane prices that don’t really make any sense for a site that makes no money to pay, unless this site starts making some money, but when this email was forwarded to me I had no choice but to post it.
We have sold a story to TMZ.com about Gerard Butler attacking our photographer. If you want to run anything on this story please contact me…crediting TMZ should not be done. If anyone runs a story on it we will negotiate a fee.
INF (Insight News & Features)
321 West 44th Street, Suite 702
New York, NY 10036
The fucking paparazzi are selling stories now. They want fucking money for a fucking story they think they broke about someone no one gives a fuck about. They don’t want us crediting TMZ, they want to get paid. So now, the paparazzi are trying to control and profit off fucking stories and if we get caught mentioning their story, or linking to their story, we get fuckin’ billed for it.
I find that fucking INSANE, it makes no fucking sense to me. That means that if I read something on another site, I can’t write about it because I don’t own the rights to talk about it. Fuck them.
For the record, I’ve broken my fair share of stories to the internet over the last bunch of years, and still haven’t seen a fucking dime from it, I don’t see how these people can legally get away with what they are doing. It just makes no sense.
On a side note, I know a girl who banged Gerard Butler when he was filming 300 in Montreal and he had turned down drinking and coke for the role so he wasn’t all that fun to hang out with. If you use this story, feel free to send a check my way. I may throw in the nude shots of him that I’ve been sitting on for 2 -3 years, because I don’t run that kind of site, but we’ll have to negotiate.
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