Should I bring back the banned Fox and Warner pictures? [2010-04-24 00:17:22]
As many of you know I am not showing any Fox or Warner cartoon characters such as the Simpsons, the Jetsons or the Flintstones on my site any more. I have covered the reasons for not showing these cartoons elsewhere but since I am still getting many requests for them including for the famous JAB parodies of the Flintstones and the Jetsons I am going to talk about it a bit more.
This has been going on for 12 years now and unfortunately there are not many sites around that show erotic parodies of Fox or Warner cartoon characters any more. This is even more depressing because it is not illegal. In America parodies of copyrighted material are protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution which guarantees freedom of speech. Fox and Warner are only getting away with it because nobody is prepared to stand up to them. For the web hosting companies who host those pictures it is not worth while taking on the might of Fox and Warner because the only get a few bucks for hosting a website and shutting them down is much easier and cheaper than risking a court case. That's exactly what happened to me in 1998. My hosting company cancelled my account when they were contacted by Fox's and Warner's lawyers. So, even if I had wanted to, I could not have kept showing those pics. As it was too much work moving my site to another hosting provider and I did not want to risk to be shutdown again I decided to not show these pics any more. The good news is that Warner and Fox can never stop me from sharing the famous JAB parodies with my friends.
For a while the whole "I am in the right but have not enough money to get my right" situation was so depressing that I had been thinking of ways of getting back at those networks. One idea was to boycott their products and ask others to do so as well. Unfortunately that would have meant to give up watching the Simpsons and Futurama which I love so much. I just could not do that and I certainly could not have asked any of my friends to give up the Simpsons. So what I am doing today is to only watch those shows on free to air tv and I never pay intentionally to watch any Fox or Warner movies.
To give you an idea on what type of cartoons I am talking about I have posted one of my favorite pictures above. Have a look at it and let me know what you think or take my survey if you can spare 30 seconds
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Tibearious: [2010-12-04 17:28:27]
Dude this is great stuff stick to your guns. I will let them know that this kind of stuff has been going on for ever.there is no law against parodies.
youhaveapoint: [2011-02-13 14:01:34]
LOL, those parodies were everywhere when I was in high school. I went on to study animation in college and from what I remember, a few of my classmates drew inspiration from those cartoons. Pretty shallow, but teenage boys aren't known for their seriousness or for having deep meaning in their works anyway. Wish I could find those parodies again, even just for nostalgia's sake.