Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Patterico fights back against left-wing thug Perez Hilton

This item is a couple of days old but it deserves a post.

California lawyer and blogger Patterico is giving a lesson in how to fight back against the barbarians.

Left wing thug Perez Hilton, embarrassed that a pro-marriage group is using a short clip of him using vulgar language against Miss California, demanded that the group take down the YouTube video showing his verbal attack. The pro-marriage group took down the video -- but Patterico uploaded it to his own YouTube account so the world can see it. And he's begging Perez Hilton to sue him.
It is clear that Hilton is embarrassed by what he said, and he is using a transparently frivolous copyright claim to try to squelch free speech about his ridiculous statements.

I’m not standing for it.

If Hilton sends me a DMCA takedown notice, I’m going to fight it — and I may sue him. I have never seen a clearer example of fair use in my life. The video shows a mere three seconds of Hilton calling Prejean a “dumb bitch” (the word is bleeped out). Later, there is a one-second clip of the same video confined to a small box at the bottom right-hand portion of the screen, as the announcer intones: “They want to silence opposition.” He had no idea how right he was.

Here's the video:






Good for Patterico.


Hat tip: Ace
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18 comments:

Anonymous said...

You the Man, Patterico. Hilton and others like him preach tolerance and respect of personal preference... at least until someone disagrees with them. Many people like to scream prejudice when they themselves are the most prejudice people on earth. Prejean rocks!!!

Anonymous said...

The video isn't there anymore so he's not as sure of himself (or maybe full of himself) as he thought he was.

Anonymous said...

Looks like he got his dmca take down. Now we'll see how serious he is about that lawsuit.

Mister Fweem said...

I just watched the video from his site. It's still there, still on YouTube.

Anonymous said...

Yep, saw it just a second ago. Sorry fudge packers. Looks like you're a little full of yourselves. (Which would be a switch)

Anonymous said...

Yes, usually I'm full of Larry Craig.

Anonymous said...

Patterico got the teabagger on the ropes.

Since she (perez) took on a real woman, let's see her (perez) take on a real man.

What's McClatchy's position in the matter? Prone?

Anonymous said...

Also posted on Patterico's site

Nude pics of Miss California on the way?

The latest retaliation against Miss California Carrie Prejean for saying that she — like Pres. Obama and a majority of Californians — did not personally favor gay marriage:

The Internet is crackling about topless and semi-nude photos of controversial Miss California Carrie Prejean that are apparently about to be leaked. The first photo, which appeared minutes ago on TheDirty.com, shows a woman who appears to be Prejean standing, looking at the camera, wearing only a pair of pink panties and using a strategically placed arm.

The National Organization for Marriage — the group for which Prejean has made appearances since losing the Miss USA pageant for her answer — was aware of the photos, but had no comment.

As there are a few hours left in Star Wars Day, it suffices to note that — regardless of one’s views on gay marriage — the increasingly vindictive and ugly attacks on Ms. Prejean by the Left will likely continue to make her more popular than they can possibly imagine.

Paging Sarah Palin?

Anonymous said...

anon 7:12 You teabagger, are you going to spill the goods on Warry?

20 lashes for you with a wet noodle...girl firend

Anonymous said...

Perez Hilton is not a "left-wing thug." He's a gossip queen. Get your facts straight.

Think Again said...

You seriously believe every photo you see? With Photoshop around?

Anonymous said...

Perez Hilton is part of the rabid hard left Gay Mafia. He and Barney Fag are sub-human cretins.

Anonymous said...

Prejean is going to get the Joe the plumber treatment. Destroy any person that dares to disagree with the insane liberals. She says she was a model, and has photos comparable to other models. The left has to destroy her for making a fool of the disgusting gossip queen Hilton, and being a Christian. The media has become so low, anyone that cannot see the slime machine they have become, is as sick as the media, and deserves to lose their job.

McClatchy Watch said...

1:58 Good analogy. I'm sure the thugs are doing "research" to find more dirt against her.

McClatchy Watch said...

4:40 AM - Patterico's video is still up.

Anonymous said...

Patterico's video is staying, and will not be going anywhere. Trust me!

John Altevogt said...

For more on the misconduct of hte fascist left:

http://www.kansascity.com/stargazing/story/1180272.html?mi_pluck_action=comment_submitted&qwxq=6932394#Comments_Container

Anonymous said...

UPDATE

Miss California/Perez Hilton Copyright Update

The National Organization for Marriage, whose 3-second clip of Perez Hilton prompted the serial copyright violator to threaten a bogus copyright lawsuit, has filed a DMCA counternotice. Details here.

Ben Sheffner has obtained Perez Hilton’s takedown notice letter, which amusingly fails to address the doctrine of fair use . . . at all. Which is highly unusual for such a letter — but not surprising in this particular case, where the fair use analysis is so clear.

How bad has it gotten? The Miss USA Pageant has filed a DMCA takedown notice of its own, for the use of Miss California’s answer. Like NOM’s use of the Perez Hilton clip, this is clearly fair use, and the takedown notice is pure thuggery by a pageant embarrassed by its decision to allow Hilton to be a judge.

Wow. Nobody wants you to see this clip. Luckily, bloggers everywhere have been taking my advice and reposting it. My copy is still up, and I have received no challenge from Perez Hilton or the Miss USA Pageant.

Bring it, Mario.