… Is an empty threat.
Around about a week ago, Jason A. Kilgore (aka "Baldr Odinson", his anti-rights alter-ego*) threatened Miguel of Gun Free Zone with legal action if Miguel did not take a picture down that he was using in accordance with fair use, and upon which Jason has no claims to copyright. Yeah. Wrap your head around that one.
After the initial back-and-forth where Jason clearly showed he did not have a clue what he was talking about, it has been pretty much radio silence from him, and now… well… *crickets chirp*
This is not overly surprising; as Say Uncle said:
Anyone who says ‘i’ve talked to my lawyer’ hasn’t talked to one. If they had, their lawyer would be the one doing the contacting.
If Jason there was honestly interested in legally pursuing a copyright he does not hold, the first thing Miguel would have heard of it would have been an official letter from an actual lawyer on actual lawyer-ish letter head informing him to "cease and desist" (or some other appropriate, legal-ish phraseology) with the implied or stated threat that if he did not, the lawyer would be pursuing the matter in courts. But we already know that Baldr/Jason is far from honest.
Which, really, is pretty much my only reason for writing this post – at this point, Jason has completely destroyed whatever credibility and reputation he might have otherwise had. Far be it for me to engage in a genetic fallacy, but I fully believe it is safe to say that the phrase "pattern of misconduct" and word "incorrigible" are wholly applicable to this situation. Time and time again, when given the choice between being the upstanding defender of truth or dealing in dishonesty, deception, and lies… well, his history speaks for itself.
In short, bear that in mind in your dealings with him, or when you read anything he writes – he is not here to help, his information is likely suspect, and his conclusions are automatically so.
To momentarily jump to a parallel track, though, one of the favorite harping-points for "gun control" extremists like Jason here is that of "safe storage". In their world, unless a firearm is under Fort Knox-grade security, complete with locks on the doors, alarms on the structure, and a safe that could withstand a nuclear blast, it is the fault of the firearm owner if those firearms get stolen, not the actual criminal doing the stealing.
So, time to draw an analogy – Jason here basically plastered the exterior of his home with his pictures without so much as a lock, door, or other securing method between them and the world, and, as such, by the logic of the organizations, groups, and people he chooses to affiliate with, it is his fault those pictures were copied and used elsewhere. Obviously, if Jason did not want his pictures "stolen" (his pictures were emphatically not stolen, but using the word helps with the analogy), he should have "safely stored" them better.
Hey, if that "logic" is good enough for firearms, it is definitely good enough for pictures!
(* – Is anyone else vaguely disturbed/amused how, on his "Jason Kilgore" Facebook profile, he wrote, "Me, as Baldr Odinson, presenting…" Would you have written it that way? Apart from the absolutely horrific grammar involved, I would have either written, "Me, presenting…", or gone over to my screenname account (since Jason had one for him and one for Baldr) and written, "Me, presenting…" Does Jason see Baldr as a separate entity? As a role he is playing? Something tells me a psychologist would have a field day with him…)