"I have sent DMCA notices to clip art sites that have used my artwork without my permission. In such instances, it's not about politics, it's about retaining control over my intellectual property. It could be the same with Steven Tyler. It doesn't have to be about politics."And:
"Additionally, not only have I sent DMCA takedown notices to clip art sites that have used my art without my permission, but I also sent a takedown notice to a website that posted one of my previously-published non-fiction articles without my permission. Again, it had nothing to do with politics, it was an intellectual property rights issue."Someone replied to my second comment with a simple:
"Richard Fay wrong."Being who I am, I just had to respond to being told I'm wrong. This is what I said in reply to the suggestion that I'm in error:
"Well, in my case, I follow the advice of my intellectual property rights attorney and follow what my attorney advises. As for Steven Tyler, as far as I understand it, based on my lay knowledge of the subject, he has the right to send a cease-and-desist letter regardless of the politics. It's a copyright issue, not necessarily a political one. As for any creator facing a similar issue, I suggest they consult with an intellectual property rights attorney."And:
"One more thing, as a creator of intellectual property, as a writer/poet/artist/illustrator, I will protect my intellectual property rights when necessary. I can certainly understand other creators of intellectual property doing the same."And:
"BTW, I just found out today that a clip-art site that posted one of my artworks without my permission did not takedown my work after I sent them a DMCA letter, so I'm now going to have my attorney send them a letter."Any further comments will receive this reply:
"I follow the advice of my attorney".Not really sure what I'm supposed to be so wrong about, but I tend to listen to what my attorney says about such things rather than what strangers online claim.