== Reported Twitter account: @TobaccoTacticssThat'll be this guy, ASH's techie.
== Description of original work: Several copyrighted photographs taken from our flickr account.
== Description of infringement: – Copyrighted image modified to misrepresent our views.
(original image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashuk/8740223787/)
- Fake newspaper article including one of our copyrighted images (also infringing the Telegraph’s rights): https://twitter.com/TobaccoTacticss/status/421670854020190209
- Fake book cover including one of our copyrighted images (also infringing Penguin’s rights):
- use of copyrighted image without authorisation
== Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/TobaccoTacticss/status/420866659708985344
== Signature: Nicolas Chinardet
Now, firstly, the hypocrisy is stunning. Here they are moaning about copyright infringement while their current project - plain packaging - seeks to completely destroy billions of pounds worth of copyrighted trade marks and vandalise the places where they are currently displayed. But also, if I understand Twitter correctly, to challenge this childish tantrum from ASH, the person behind the quite brilliant @TobaccoTacticss parody account (well worth following) would have to give their name. So, as well as dummy-spitting from ASH over someone who refuses to fall in line with their totalitarianism, this is just more of the usual vile tobacco control industry intimidation.
That aside, it seems that the tweeted images in question irritate ASH so much that they don't want anyone to see them. So don't look at these, will you? Promise? Cross your heart and hope to die?
I'm glad you averted your eyes, because I'd hate it if you shared these images widely and created some kind of Streisand Effect or something.