A little over a week ago, we received a takedown notification from Blogger telling us that Tila Tequila (and her legal team, presumably) has claimed DISGRASIAN has infringed upon her copyrights in a specific post written in April of last year. The post, coincidentally, was about the last Miley Cyrus flap, when she posed as pedobait for Vanity Fair, and it included the sage advice Tila had given Miley at the time as well as a screengrab from A Shot at Love (read it here before Tila "disappears" it). Here is a copy of the takedown notice:
The day before we received this notification, a blogger at Nerve also received a cease-and-desist letter from Tila's people accusing the blogger of "unauthorized exploitation" of Tila's name and image.
It sounds to us like Tila has begun a campaign to rehabilitate her image and become more mainstream. Perhaps she should have thought about that before she put titty shots of herself all over the internet, recorded crap songs like "I Like to Fuck," wrote crap rants about the "Fuck God" that she tried to pass off as poetry, and made her dating life into a base, prurient, lowest common denominator-game show.It also sounds a helluva lot like Tila Tequila believes in CENSORSHIP. Of the very same medium that made her, which, frankly, we find shockingly ungrateful. And while we don't know a ton about the law, we do know that:
- Free speech is constitutional.
- We're pretty sure that writing about and posting pictures of Tila Tequila is protected under Fair Use law.
- Just to be sure, we're consulting legal experts in internet law at Harvard and Stanford.
- Did somebody say "takedown"?! We love a good, old-fashioned takedown.
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