Meryl Dorey and the AVN: Copyright hypocrites

A few days ago, I posted a screenshot to Facebook.

Meryl Dorey reported this to Facebook as a copyright violation. It's not the first. She's been abusing the Facebook system for several weeks now, but this is the first time she's reported one of mine.

That she reported it at all is odd, considering the picture is not owned by the AVN, and neither is over half the text,which was pasted wholesale from an online journal syndicating "Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology". It also doesn't actually say what she thinks it says, discussing as it does the outcomes of low-level, non-obvious trauma, not vaccination.

All up, less than one third of this is Meryl's own work, and it is actually moderately libellous - though it does not identify a particular person by name. Because Meryl is a coward.

I, however, am happy enough to identify Meryl Dorey of Bangalow as the fraudulent reporter of this "copyright violation", which was in fact covered under fair dealing provisions of Australian copyright law. Here, in fact, is how I posted it

The law requires attribution, so I of course screenshotted it with the AVN logo and "Australian Vaccination Network" byline intact. Attribution covered. It's clearly from the AVN.

But Meryl still reported it, because she's a worthless facebook copyright troll. On top of everything else.

I've been trying to invite Meryl to take me to court. Here's another invitation. Meryl, if you think I've violated your copyright, take me to court. Go on. Your lawyer may contact me through this site. Do it now. Every moment you delay in taking me to court further cements your reputation as a copyright fraud.

For Facebook's part, they have not even had the decency to respond to my counterclaim. I have provided chapter and verse of Australian and US copyright law, and invited them to inform Dorey of my intention to defend myself in court. Not a peep. So Facebook's system is woefully broken and Dorey is cynically exploiting it in a fraudulent manner and failing to back up her claims with substantive action.

Meryl Dorey: Take me to court or shut the fuck up.

Oh, and I'll see you at your ADT/OLGR appeal. I'll very much enjoy your scowl as yet another government acronym smacks you down.

posted @ Saturday, February 26, 2011 4:04 PM


Comments on this entry:

# re: Meryl Dorey and the AVN: Copyright hypocrites

Left by Maureen Chuck at 2/26/2011 4:51 PM
She also claimed copyright of a photo that belongs to the ABC (Australian Broadcast Corporation). She is the subject of the photo but that does not give her copyright

# re: Meryl Dorey and the AVN: Copyright hypocrites

Left by Peter Bowditch at 2/26/2011 5:04 PM
I was informed by the federal Attorney General a few years back that it is an offence against the Commonwealth Criminal Code to issue a false copyright claim.

See the letter here:

# re: Meryl Dorey and the AVN: Copyright hypocrites

Left by Carol at 2/26/2011 6:25 PM
I'm keeping the pressure on Facebook to restore the content which was taken down due to Dorey's malicious reporting campaign. I've demanded answers to questions, which haven't been answered, so I've also pointed this out in my latest response and asked those questions again.

I'm also still waiting for the legal action against me for my alleged breach of copyright. The screenie that I took was actually of 3 AVNers and not any comment from Meryl or one of her admins so she's claiming copyright for the things that others say on her page!

Bring it on, Meryl! Bring it on...

# re: Meryl Dorey and the AVN: Copyright hypocrites

Left by Andrew Skegg at 2/26/2011 7:32 PM
One of the great things about having your own web site is that it cannot be held hostage at arms length by a third party.

Meryl, if you really think Mr. Madman has violated DCMA laws, then the law is on your side here too. If not, then I suggest you are abusing the DCMA system to silence critics despite constantly promoting yourself as a "free speech proponent".

# Not free speech

Left by Dave The Happy Singer at 2/27/2011 12:14 PM
And that, of course, is the crux of the matter.

Nothing Meryl says about free speech can be trusted. She believes wholeheartedly in censoring her critics instead of responding rationally to criticism.

That is why we can't post on her Facebook page, follow her on Twitter or take part in her Yahoo! Group. This is why she only allows critics to comment on her website when she has an answer she mistakenly believes to be clever.

She's not just a copyright hypocrite, she's a freedom hypocrite.

# re: Meryl Dorey and the AVN: Copyright hypocrites

Left by ausduck at 2/28/2011 6:59 AM
Exactly - whining about freedom of speech but not wanting/liking criticism of the content of that speech. She has learnt well from the Co$ publications she on-sells, as well as all the other cranks - when you don't have the evidence, science or answers to your critics use the legal hammer.
Trouble is, with the AVN financial woes all she can afford is to be a whiny irritating juvenile by misusing the DCMA and relying on the apathy of FB admin. And she undermines her own credibility even further by doing so.
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