MIA sections

If you are a frequent visitor here you may have noticed that some of our sections have gone missing or look like they were hit by a bomb. No we were not hacked, we’re doing the damage ourselves. We took down the calendar, the scans and the videos so far. We were hit with a copyright claim for using pictures scanned from a newspaper. We credited the source but it did not matter. No warning, no please take this down, just pay up or be sued for much more. At first we thought it was crazy and must be wrong but after some research we learned that this is totally legal and happening all over the internet. Very scary and very expensive, and we cannot risk having this happen again.

We are still huge Crowe fans, and we don’t want to close TRC up completely – so we are trying to evaluate what we have left, trying to find what we think is safe to keep online.  Thanks so much to all of you for your concern, and we appreciate all our readers so much – let’s just cross our fingers for the future!

Tamara and Mary Anne

About Tamara & MM

Two fans of Russell Crowe dedicated to saving, archiving, and organizing as much available information about the life and career of this amazing man as is humanly possible. A woman's work is never done....
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16 Responses to MIA sections

  1. Andrea says:

    Hi Tamara, hi Mary Ann,
    I just read about your troubles and I am so sorry!!!! You are doing such a great job for all the russell fans and I have always enjoyed your fotos and videos, most of them one would never see because you can´t track pix in newspapers all over the world. I do hope you won´t get in trouble, thank you for all your good work and cheer up!
    From Germany
    Andrea

    • Tamara & MM says:

      Thanks for your support we appreciate it. We will keep at it

    • Tamara & MM says:

      We might be able to point you to it still, but not copy and show it to you. Depends on the source. Fan created photos like those sent in by Miyuki this week and by Susi in the past are safe because they own them and can give permission. The internet is changing again.

  2. Patricia Coats says:

    i’m sorry to hear that too! i visit this site, as well as crowe crossing and murph’s page alot, and i hope you can keep things going without any future trouble! if there’s anything we, as fellow russell fans and fans of your site, can do…please let us know! :)peace

  3. Gail Upp says:

    So very sorry to hear this. Not all change is for the better. Perhaps just posting the URLs for a while until this is sorted? Probably not a wonderful suggestion.

    • Tamara & MM says:

      The news page has been in what we consider “safe” mode – if that even exists – for a few weeks.

  4. Hengameh says:

    Love your website forever *

  5. Cherrylmaree says:

    Hello ladies, I’m very sorry to hear about your difficulties. I hope that you will be able to sort things out for the future. I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your site and appreciate your efforts. Cheers. Cm

  6. Susan says:

    This is very disappointing and in my opinion unfair. How long have yall been dling this and its just now been “revoked”. I say whoever made it so you had to delete this is a jerk. I will keep on visiting your site regularly no matter what happens. Thank you for all your hard work. Real fans appreciate it.

    • Susan says:

      By the way I would love to know the name of the newspaper whistleblower.

      • Susan says:

        Is Russell aware of this?

        • Tamara & MM says:

          Hi Susan, we always make it clear that we don’t work for Russell and he has nothing to do with the site other than being the object of our fandom. He is busy putting The finishing touches on The Water Diviner and we do not wish to involve him. Thanks for your support.

      • Tamara & MM says:

        It’s not a personal attack on us – it is about photographers wanting to be paid for their images and publications that pay for those images wanting everyone to pay or not host the images. We have been naive. We are still working out what we can put back up and what has to remain taken down.