Well initially I was willing to give William Lane Craig the benefit of the doubt, but I have to admit, the charity of that position is evaporating faster than dew in the desert!
In this drcraigvideos was making posts suggesting that he was fully legally endorsed by William Lane Craig to file these DMCAs.
Now up till this point, I was happy to believe that, “well these ‘reasonable faith’ people, they’re not crazy creationists, they must be able to see the writing on the wall here”. So, after one of the admins (Philos, who lists his profession as ‘In academia’ (wlc?)) had locked the thread earlier this evening, I wrote him a personal message telling him of the shit that they were in. How drcraigvideos claim to be legally acting on William Lane Craigs behalf made him legally culpable, and that drcraigvideos actions had a ring of truth about them given that:
1) drcraigvideos blog is directly linked on the reasonablefaith website.
2) drcraigvideos videos are directly linked to the reasonablefaith website. Damn, you only have to click the links in the scrolling banner to find this out!
I also gave him some brief background on why what drcraigvideos was doing was illegal, and why it was in their favor to take action on this themselves. Lets be real, it is at this point unthinkable given the number of emails reasonablefaith must have received that they are not aware of the situation (I also left them a voice message and asked this admin, Philos, to pass on this message to WLC). If William Lane Craig chooses to do nothing while someone acting in his name, and claiming with his permission is filing bogus DMCA claims against WLC critics, it is VERY challenging to find an academically charitable way to interpret William Lane Craigs behavior.
So I come back an hour or so later, and what do I find?
1) I’ve been banned. Cute! Being banned without a SINGLE post!
2) the ENTIRE thread of ‘Thunderf00t DMCAed in William Lane Craigs name’ has been deleted.
Can’t really screen cap something that’s not there, but look for this post yourself!
I blame myself. I had assumed that when dealing with ‘Professional Academic Philosophers’ that you might get some integrity. Instead all I’ve seen is reasonablefaith using EXACTLY and VERBATIM the methods used by PCS those many moons ago. Dig a hole, then try to delete everything incriminating as soon as possible, then claim it never happened. Shit, I’ve not seem someone scramble to delete the damning data this quickly since a creationist first donned Joker make-up! Oh yes WLC, I have EVERYTHING recorded 🙂