My story is outlined in my blog at http://en.wordpress.com/tag/jim-tipton/
I have just reported the site to the FBI (Intellectual Property Theft Division), the US Copyright Office, The Los Angeles and New York Times, and intend on reopening my case with the Better Business Bureau (they reinstated my account, I canceled my previous complaint and then they blocked me again!) and the US Attorney General's office. And that's just to start.
These people are childish, punitive dictators.
And before you FindAGrave cronies start defending them...let me just say this. The IDEA of this site is great. I don't discount that it helps the genealogy world greatly. If you just want to go there quietly and upload memorials, never complain, never call out anyone doing anything wrong, never point out mistakes in memorials or try getting them transferred to you...you'll probably never have a problem. If you're a kiss *** to the admins, maybe you can become one of their pets.
I intend to work tirelessly to stop their punitive practices. If that entails the site closing down, so be it. I'll see what I can do to get a better site up and running. A site that strives to be accurate and doesn't care about owning "famous" memorials and high submission counts.
Come by and sign this petition against findagrave: http://goo.gl/WXQQq
Product or Service Mentioned: Find A Grave Account.
Location: Los Angeles, California
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