June 15th, 2009
So yes with me writing several snippets a week via google reader, it would have been easy to automate consistent tweets. But I felt bad about twitter from the start - ( several of me twittered snarks were deleted ) and that made it hard for a generally grumpy person to tweet his mind.
This and several NDA signings kind of killed my optimism about using twitter.
Then Twitter decided to allow business use And also allowed MSM opinionaters and politicians to say stuff far worse then -Mike Arrington is full of himself- (one of the early tweets that got missing via twitter police )
Its now the 3d Monday I have been waiting for an answer from twitter if i can have the Internetjoe name and no answer…well i dont care!!!
Im finished with twitter and will use laconia for my new VJ project which will run on PCs Macs Playstation Wii and Xbox360 SO THERE :P
good luck other Internetjoe the MLM business sales person whos not an artist or programmer.
Selfgrowth.com we steal your name
June 1st, 2009
So how does this work… Based on what i know about DMCA and the TOS of twitter , the only way someone can use my name is in a parody not as a business.
Joe 'Asshole' ( not his real name ) says if i give him the USPTO documentation he will give me my name back . How white of him………..
So the US government expects me to file a form for every piece of text i post and artwork i create ……. NO that's not how it works, I would spend 3/4 of my time submitting forms.
A Copyright/trademark IS only needed if there is no prior use of the name or art, Prior published usage trumps trademark/copyright law( ie i published a magazine called colored truths in the late 80s, though i did not apply to the copyright office, i and my writers still own that material )
Here is my first email to him which he ignored
So you claim to be able to use internetjoe as your twitter handle, i would not mind that as much as the fact that u use it as part of your business dealings.
i have used inj/internetjoe for over 14 years, please stop the business chat or drop the handle.
i added a google search link with documents showing internetjoe as my name back to 2000.
On 5-24 i found this guy using my name
on 5-26 i sent the above email
on 5-29 i sent this
Dude how sad
your dont answer my email - just post more business links on twitter with my name.
As i showed you with that link i have web copyrighted pages with that name going back to the 1990s on geocities.
You have no case. I have requested from twitter the name be given to me as per there copyright policy.
thanks for your time
No answer so i email the web master of his company - 06-01
Empolyee missuse of twitter
For a company that claims selfhelp your employee Joe @@asshole@@ has gone against that principal.
If he is just dumb and never thought someone might be using that name or if he searched the name and ignored my entries , either way that's bad business on the Internet.
here are my still unanswered emails to him -( here i attached the emails to him)
Low and behold he answers my first email magically a few hours later
> Thanks for the email. I am sorry about the confusion.
> If you own the trademark on the use of "Internet Joe", I will be happy to change the name on the account. Can you please send me official trademark certification information from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and I will promptly change the name on my account.
Notice the IF - like if you know someone else that uses internetjoe ONE WORD AS there main name to produce work.
But i got nothing Good to say about a company that would hire a jerk like this
You Sir ARE NOT Internetjoe
May 29th, 2009
Man it's a sad state of affairs when a open copyright believer needs to call copyright or trademark on someone.
I am internetjoe have been for a long time
I work very hard to keep up my appearance on the web and as such do my weekly vanity google of my names.
Last week i noticed a internetjoe ( one word no space ) link that was not me and tracked it down to a twitter user. What i found scared me as this person who also seems to be from "new jersey" was using my name to do his companies business.
Now the issue arises as i try to email him with a request to stop the business chat ( even offered to let him have the name if he just did not do business with it .. ) So he answered me today not by an email response but by twittering another business link.
So now i have to fax forms to twitter and make a formal request for name transfer.
I worked hard for the rep of a anarchist and dont need someone thinking it was the JoeDauz Internetjoe that sent that junk mail.
Monday, June 15, 2009
June 15th, 2009