In the continuing series of posts on his blog that he really should keep his mouth shut about, this blog’s Best Buddy gets it wrong again. Here’s the quote.
For instance, as soon as I hit “publish” on this post, it is mine. I own the copyright.
But if someone else uses it, and I wish to sue them for it, I have to FIRST file my copyright claim for this post with the US Copyright Office.
I am not making this up.
Bill Schmalfeldt on his blog
That simply isn’t true. I know what he was trying to say, and he may be correct in what he’s trying to say. But he got a double wrongo and didn’t say what he thought. And what he did say is wrong.
Now I’m not going to go out of my way to help him, but it is wrong. That’s why you brag at the end of the game. At the end, for need I remind anyone the dangers of bragging in the middle, I need only show them this:
Full disclosure, I’m an Auburn fan, so I could show this over and over again.
Again, don’t start bragging till it’s all over. Auburn lost in the National Championship Game, a game that only one other SEC team ever lost, and that was to a SEC team. You don’t know how it’s gonna turn out until the event is over. You never know when that last second is going to change things forever.
And that’s where Best Buddy has a problem. He needs to shut up. He thinks he has won, the game is over. Hoge hasn’t filed an answer to the counterclaims, nor has he filed an amended complaint. Best Buddy thinks that he has the magic bullet, but he is mistaken. Hoge has options, and Best Buddy’s magic bullet isn’t as magical as he thinks.
It’s a devastating defense, I won’t quibble. I’ve no idea what Hoge’s legal strategy is from here. Hoge’s apparent failure to register his copyrights would seem to at best pull the teeth out of the infringement lawsuit. At worst, it will get the lawsuit dismissed. But there are salvageable actions in his complaint that I believe Best Buddy is ignoring while bragging about his victory. And the fact that the above quote is wrong, proves that Bill isn’t seeing the whole picture.