Do you guys remember when a traffic official tried to get bribe out of me? I do. And I also wrote all about it here. To make a long story short, I got tired of being asked for bribes, bought a dashcam, and then was asked for another bribe.
The thing is though, they never asked for permission to use the video. They never talked to me at any point, nor did they give any sort of credit.
Because I’m an absolute raging a-hole, as all Canadians are, I sent this fine page, Intelligence Bureau SA, the following message filled with expletives and unreasonable demands:
They read the message right away. Then promptly ignored me. So after about 15 minutes, I followed up, and this time I was REALLY angry:
Several hours later, still nothing. All I got was a middle finger saying they are FAR too important to pay attention to things like integrity and copyright.
So anyway, all you people who kept warning me about the rampant crime in South Africa (which I’ve written about here): after 3 happy and uneventful years, it finally happened. I’ve been robbed. Intellectual theft is still theft.
I’ve reported this to Facebook and am waiting to hear back. It makes me sad to think that something with so much public interest is going to be removed simply because somebody refused to give proper credit (even when asked), but like I said, Canadians have rage issues. I just hope I don’t have to fly off the handle like that again.
(But for real- using somebody else’s work for your own personal gain isn’t cool. People should really knock that crap off).
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