28 July 2011

alexandria shyster greg aymond's "central la politics" blog named in state-wide probe of blogs/news outlets publishing plagiarized content

the independent weekly via: the dead pelican


all bold ours

Brown’s weekly column (which the Lisburn Press anthologized in a 2008 collection, Adventures in an Alternative Reality of Living in Louisiana) has run for years at various times in Gulf Coast outlets, including on newspaper websites such as The Ouachita Citizen and HoumaToday.com (the website of The Houma Courier) as well as political blogs across the Gulf Coast.

Brown’s column is a fixture on the New Orleans based BayouBuzz as well as Central Louisiana Politics and the Mississippi-based Slabbed, on the liberal blog The Daily Kingfish as well as its polar opposite, The Louisiana Conservative.
It wasn’t true, of course. Brown’s wording is very close to that of a viral email that has circulated off and on for years — but is a hoax.

Rogers had neither a military career nor tattoos.

But Brown’s tale of gentle, sweater-wearing Mr. Rogers as a tattooed assassin was reprinted not only on his website, but also on political blogs such as Slabbed, Bayou Perspective, Central Louisiana Politics and The Louisiana Conservative. ~ read more

on a side note: aymond recently self-proclaimed (naturally) himself to be "one of the state's leading attorneys in the areas of contracts and Public Records." see "THE ALEXANDRIA CITY COUNCIL LEGAL COMMITTEE YESTERDAY, AND THE DAVENPORT FEES."

this would seem to run counter to what our own third circuit court of appeal said just a few months ago in a public records suit styled richard j. heath vs city of alexandria, louisiana in which they wrote that aymond acting as counsel to heath:
"makes a blanket assertion that La.Const. art. 12, § (C) would render the Public Records Law useless, while providing no legal support for his assertion and ignoring the clear pronouncements of the supreme court on the issue of the enforcement of judgments against the State and its subdivisions.

The admitted “frustrating dichotomy” created by La.Const. art. 12, § 10(C) renders the Louisiana Public Records Law no more useless than it renders tort or contract suits against the State, and the trial court was correct in applying La.Const. art. 12, § 10(C) in this case, in accordance with Newman. This assignment of error is devoid of any merit." ~ opinion page 6
the louisiana supreme court agreed with the opinion. see louisiana supreme court 2011 news release #001


as far as aymond's (self-proclaimed) assertion that he is one of louisiana's leading attorneys in the area of contract law -- well his experience with the video file sharing site vimeo.com once again seems to disprove the truthfulness of his statements.

aymond who had an account with vimeo (user3269590 to be exact), apparently, either didnt bother to read his account contract with them, couldnt comprehend it, chose to ignore it or a combination.

vimeo's uploading guidelines specifically state among other things, that:
Upload ONLY videos you create and have the necessary permissions to upload.

You may only upload videos you have created yourself or participated closely to help create.

You must own or hold all necessary rights (copyrights, etc.) to the videos

Directors, DPs, editors, musicians, graphic effects artists, and actors may all upload work in which they have contributed significantly.

"I have permission" does not mean you created it.

Public domain videos are also prohibited.
its easy to see that what aymond was doing here was -- instead of creating his own videos of alexandria city council meetings by actually attending meetings and video taping them himself -- he was recording them from off his tee-vee and apparently misrepresenting them to vimeo to be his own creations -- until, it looks like, vimeo finally caught on to his game.

aymond was also routinely recording clips from kalb-tv and at least once from katc-tv and uploading them to vimeo and that was prohibited in his contract with them as well.
all of this led to an account deletion for one of louisiana's own (self-proclaimed) leading attorneys in the area of contract law.