Alexander Lucard ([info]alexlucard) wrote,
@ 2005-05-11 09:48:00
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Vampire Hunter Drama Part 3
http://www.livejournal.com/users/alexlucard/840004.html#cutid1 is part two, and there's a link in there to part one.

Anyway, the arch rival of Sean Manchester, the guy who has been annoying me since I was a teenager and the subject of the last two posts on the subject has emailed me as of last night. This guy has a criminal record a mile long, from digging up corpses and violating them on down.

But at least he's more eloquent in his madness than Machester. here's David Farrant's email to me.




Dear Alex Lucard
I was most intrigued by all your comments here about the so-called Highgate Vampire; not least about myself being a 'vampire hunter'! It would appear that you arrive at most of your conclusions about the Highgate Case and myself from sensational accounts you have gleaned from the internet the problem is however that almost invariably, most of this inaccurate sensationalism as been posted up by Mr Sean Manchester himself (Please note he is NOT a genuing bishop) and if you check back on these accounts you will see that I have only been forced to correct unfounded public allegations made by Mr Manchester himself - albeit frequently hiding behind his usual aliases.

It is not my intention to argue against all the points you have recently made on the insidepulse website, as I appreciate you, like anybody else are entitled to personal opinions (however wrong or misguided these have proved to be in your particular case).

I will just say one thing however, to set the record straight for you - ... I am NOT a 'vampire hunter', in reality I am just a psychic investigator and I do not even accept the existence of 'blood sucking vampires'. Mr Manchester apparently does (as he has publically stated in his self-published book The Highgate Vampire), but that is really his problem! In passing, I can conclude by saying that my non-acceptance of Mr Manchester's ridiculous public claims he makes about 'vampires', has been the main reason for his campaign of hatred against members of The British Psychic and Occult Society and myself.

Yours Sincerely
David Farrant
President BPOS.

NB: In the event that you might be interested my main website can be found at http://www.dfarrant.co.uk also could I refer you to Occult Forums International Vampire Thread, Off Topic Occult. The link is http://www.occultforums.com from which Mr Manchester has just been publically banned (within the last 3 or 4 days or so.


SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP! Sigh. My email to him

Ummm...Dave? That column you read of mine was me printing the whack job hilarious emails Manchester sent me. Re-read the column. Those are his words, not mine with me making fun of him at the end.

It was in reference to the column I wrote back in Jan '05 (http://www.insidepulse.com/article.php?contentid=31102) where I recanted the entire Highgate vampire saga.

I know Manchester very well. And by that I mean, I know him by reputation very well, as he's been the butt of American folklorists and parapsychologists for as long as I can remember. Norrine Dresser, Paul barber, Carol Page. All of us snicker quite profusely at the whole "Highgate Vampire" incident.

I'll tell you what I told Manchester: Stop acting like children. Both of you. This happened 30 years ago. My god, both of you are old enough to be at retirement age soon and you're carrying on like schoolchildren about an event maybe 5% of the world remembers and only a fraction thereof even cares that it occured.

All your sniping between the two of you does makes you both look foolish and foppish. Like attention whores deserpately clinging to some sort of public limelight when one of you just needs to start completely ignoring the other. I don't care if he starts it, or is just really good at getting your goat, because the end result is STILL the two of you bickering of the world wide web. Please stop.

-Lucard


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Re: "I am NOT a vampire hunter"
(Anonymous)
2006-05-20 03:59 pm UTC (from 195.92.67.76) (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Why would someone who is "in desperately need of attention" remain at all times anonymous on your blog, Alex?

The facts still remains that to publish someone's e-mail on the internet sent privately to your own e-mail address is a breach of their copyright unless they state that you may publish it. The same applies with snail mail. The received correspondence becomes your property but the right to publish it belongs to the author who wrote and sent it. All correspondence, e-mails included, remain the sole copyright of the author and sender.

Just because you hold views contrary to others in an unprovable field, eg the supernatural, does not automatically make them "nutters"; nor does it follow that you are not a "nutter."

The more interesting question is why you feel so irked by what other people believe. Why are you so defensive? You feel obliged to attack individuals who others clearly do not regard as "nutters" given the number of years these protagonists have received the patronage of the public and media alike.

Could there be more than a hint of jealousy at work here?

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Re: "I am NOT a vampire hunter"
[info]alexlucard
2006-05-22 02:32 am UTC (from 65.27.110.141) (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Again, complete lack of understanding about copyright law.

Copyright never adheres to correspondence. Plus as no email addresses are ever published, any claims by the offended party are at once lost. of course, any public figure automatically looses any right to complain in the first place.

I'd suggest to both of you again, to try and look up some sort of beginner's knowledge of law.

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Re: "I am NOT a vampire hunter"
(Anonymous)
2006-05-22 08:40 am UTC (from 195.92.67.77) (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
I really don't need to "look up some sort of beginner's knowledge of law."

Add "patronising" to the list.

When James Hewitt first had his love affair with Princess Diana published, he was prevented from quoting from her letters to him because they were protected by copyright law - the legal copyright remaining with the sender. Likewise, newspapers who had been shown some of these letters during the period when they had been stolen were also prevented from quoting from them for the same reason.

You obviously did not study Copyright Law.

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Re: "I am NOT a vampire hunter"
[info]alexlucard
2006-05-22 08:56 pm UTC (from 12.40.176.119) (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Wrong again my ignorant friend.

Let me give you once again the actual wording of section 107 of the fair use act regarding copyright law.

§ 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include —

(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;

(2) the nature of the copyrighted work;

(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and

(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.


Criticism + Commentary = you lose yet again.

Not to mention that there's that little caveat of "any letters sent to me become my legal property blah blah blah may be reeprinted at my behest" that covers each and every article I write. As soon as anyone writes me regarding my own writing, it becomes mine to do with what I please. Welcome again to copyright law for beginners.

As much as I enjoying schooling your ass each and every time you comment, it's would be more rewarding if you, you know, actually learned something once in a while.

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Re: "I am NOT a vampire hunter"
(Anonymous)
2006-05-24 05:26 pm UTC (from 81.79.137.52) (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Yes but your not using the published material for 'fair use' are you? You are using it to gain more publicity for your journal and agenda. Hardly 'fair use' is it?

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Re: "I am NOT a vampire hunter"
[info]alexlucard
2006-05-24 05:33 pm UTC (from 12.40.176.119) (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Do you even understand what the term "fair use" means?

Jesus Christ, you never fail to amaze me with your lack of knowledge on anything.

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