May 1, 2005

For several days in April, this address, , hosted a parody of the Wal-Mart Foundation's website. I created a derivative work by changing all of the text and several of the images from the original site. The goal was to make the parody look like it could be a real site from a company like Wal-Mart. However, the text was so ridiculous that anyone who read it would realize that it was absurd. If anyone believed it to be a real Wal-Mart website, that is only a testament to the degree of absurdity that exists within corporate America today....

...The United States still recognizes the right of free speech, so Wal-Mart couldn't attack me for my criticism. Instead, Wal-Mart's high-powered attorneys went after me for copyright violation, threatening the host of my website with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) on

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