Cung Le’s Open Workout - UFC 148 - (05/07/2012)
I thought that if I avoided posting GIFS from fights right after they happened this could be avoided. But I guess not. Apparently Zuffa LLC feels I am stealing their product by making GIFS from footage they release on YouTube for free.
I started this blog a little over over 2 years ago with the intention of somehow showing my love for MMA with other people online. I started by taking GIFS I found online and putting them here on tumblr, then taught myself how to make them myself with photoshop once I realized that some GIFS were from fellow tumblr bloggers. If you go back to the very first posts on this blog they are awful, as I didn’t really know what I was doing, and although I’m still learning how to improve them I think they have progressively gotten better and better.
This blog currently has 32.5k followers, and the fact that I have met some pretty cool people that share my love for this sport is the main reason I continue to post on here regularly. I have never made a dime out of this, nor will I, and I never intended to “steal” or infringe someones copyrighted material, but its kind of hard to explain that to the guys in suits. I only wanted to promote the sport and share it with other people here on tumblr. I’ve always made these GIFS on my spare time from work and school, so its become a bit of a hobby of mine to make all this content.
Once the blog started to gain more traction I started to get some emails from Zuffa complaining here and there, and even had some posts taken down from time to time. That’s when I decided to show more things from amateur fights and other promotions outside of the UFC. But it appears from this email that I got today that its still an issue to someone.
So if one day you don’t see MMA-GIFS on your dashboard it will not be because I stopped, got tired of this, or decided not to keep making stuff. It’s because of these darn-tootin copy-right laws that unfortunately apply to everyone here. Hopefully that day doesn’t happen, but if it does, I’ll probably keep making them online somewhere :)
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