It is with real sadness and upset that I am announcing the closure of East Of Eden. I have received an email from WordPress asking that I take down the offending materials or face prosecution. The mail reads as follows:
Dear East Of Eden,
We have received a DMCA Takedown Notice from UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP (UMG) for the following material published on your WordPress.com site:
As per the DMCA’s requirements, we have disabled public access to the material. If you do not have the legal rights to distribute the material, you are required to permanently delete the post and/or content and let us know when this has been done.
Republishing this material without permission of its copyright holder – or continuing to publish material that results in DMCA Takedown Notices – will result in a permanent suspension of your WordPress.com site and account. Publishing such material is a direct violation of the WordPress.com Terms of Service (http://wordpress.com/tos/), which you agreed to upon registration.
If you wish to formally challenge this notice, we will be happy to provide you with all of the appropriate details.
What bugs me the most is this:
My Blog doesn’t get enough hits to even register with Google’s web crawler. If you type in “East Of Eden” to any search engine you’ll get a whole bunch of other terms before mine. I deliberately left off the “tagging” function so that Google or any other search engine would not pick up the posts. Therefore I can only conclude that, selfishly, somebody has reported me. I’m assuming that it’s the same person who was harassing me. Also…if it was a member of the band I’m pretty sure they would have made it known somehow that they were unhappy and asked me to stop.
This has hurt me a lot. I never did this for anything other than a simple thanks. I loved doing the edits, mixes and covers. But more than that I loved doing it for you guys. You were all so kind and grateful for everything I did and I can’t begin to thank you enough.
To whoever reported me I’d like to say this…
I hope you’re happy. I truly hope that, when the dust settles you’ll have lost the feelings of bitterness and spite that you feel. At least, maybe, by taking my site down you’ll feel a little better about yourself. God knows you must need to if you’re jealous of somebody who was only trying to put a little happiness in to others lives. I pity you I truly do. It must be a very lonely existence being you. I just hope to god that, after you’ve forgotten about me, you don’t turn your nasty little eyes on anybody else. Not only have you hurt me but you’ve also hurt 100’s of other BC fans out there and, if you truly are a fan as your nasty and vile emails claim you are, I should feel truly ashamed of yourself.
But the worst part of it is you didn’t just have a go at me…you even made fun of my children. It just shows what kind of person you truly are if you have to resort to name calling of innocent and defenseless kids. Quite frankly you’re pathetic.
To those of you who befriended me either through EoE or just sent me a request please stay in touch. For now I’m going to stay away from the internet. I’m honestly hurting that much. But I will be back…I just need a little time to get my head round this…
To Gina I want to say a MASSIVE thank you. You really did add to the Sunshine on this page and I’ll be eternally grateful to you for that.
To everybody else who I became close to through EoE I’ll message you all within the next couple of days with my personal number so you can keep in touch via text if you so wish.. But for now…honestly…I’ve had it with Facebook and the internet in general.
Those of you who donated on the old site will still get your t-shirts in the next couple of weeks. You have my word on that. If you’re worried that you won’t I will happily give you my mobile number so you can call up or text for updates or I’ll refund your money no questions asked.
To everybody on this page I thank you with all my heart for everything you’ve said, done and contributed… You made this work…