FOX SEEKS TO SHUT DOWN FANS SITES ON THE NET

The Fox Network, the network that turned the "Big Three" into the "Big Four", the "alternative" to otherwise run 'o the mill programs who gave us shows like Married With Children and The Simpsons, is stooping to an old fashioned Big Three Corporate low.

Fox is attacking internet users who use any image or sound in their web pages by trying to shut them down. Why would Fox want to piss away all this free advertising posted by thousands of Fox TV show fans? You're guess is as good as ours.

From FIST, a web site dedicated to stopping Fox's internet imperialism (http://jujubee.cob.ohio-state.edu/~christy/fist/html/main.html): "On the day of [Fox's premiere of their new show Millennium], Gil Trevizo, an excited fan of the show, released his unofficial Millennium site that he spent many hours of unpaid work creating. Fox immediately took action by freezing his college e-mail account and sending him cease-and-desist orders to shut down.

And it gets worse, says FIST. Every day Fox attempts to shut down another Simpsons site, another X-Files site. Who knows, perhaps even sites with pictures of real foxes on them! While Rock Out Censorship is sensitive and mindful of true cases of copyright infringement, it is apparent to us that these are simply fans seeking to glorify the programs they love by using their available web space, not people seeking to profit from Fox's legally copyrighted material. It is our opinion that Fox should recognize the difference between the two before applying their heavy-handed policy enforcement.

Rock Out Censorship urges you to contact Fox TV and let them know what a idiotic idea it is to treat your fans like dirt! These fans never wanted any money! They were simply paying homage to the shows and characters they love to tune into each week! Why would anyone, especially the very network who benefits from it, want to stop this type of exposure and promotion, BY FANS?

You can contact Fox at: http://www.fox.com
Email: askfox@fox.com
Snail mail: Fox Network - P.O. Box 900 - 10201 W. Pico Blvd. - Los Angeles, CA 90035
Tel. 310-277-2211

Contact FIST at: http://jujubee.cob.ohio-state.edu/~christy/fist/html/main.html

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