July 24, 2004
Site News: No More Tru Calling
Well, it seems that after years of not having an issue with Fox, they finally decided that they have had enough of me. Sitting on my doorstep this afternoon, in a DHL courier envelope, was a brief two-page letter from the Fox legal department. Fox is requesting that while it's okay to keep up the Buffy/Angel archives, I must immediately remove any and all Tru Calling spoilers/summaries and links.
Before, I might have tried to fight it. But to be honest, I was on the fence about covering 'Tru Calling' as it is. If Fox feels that having less spoilers might improve the ratings for the show, more power to them. Effective immediately, the site will no longer cover 'Tru Calling'. I have also been requested to remove any and all images related to Buffy/Angel/Tru Calling that are used for 'commercial' purposes. Which means I have to remove the Spoiler Store and banner ads.
What does this mean for the site as a whole, I'm really not sure? One of the other shows I was thinking about covering was a Fox property, which pulls that out of the running. Of the others I was kicking around, one has yet to receive the greenlight and the other is going to be on a network that is infamous for canceling shows after a few episodes. While I don't want to end spoiling shows, if it means I'm going to be getting 'legal documents' on my doorstep on a regular basis, I have to be honest and say that it's not worth it. The site itself really has nothing left to prove, and if the networks feel that what I'm doing is detrimental to their shows, then why try to fight it.
In any event, with the last of the spoilers for 'Dead Like Me' coming in, I don't have to make a decision immediately. But I think it's safe to say that there will not be a lot of news over the next few weeks, while I try to figure things out.
In the meantime. I have done the best I could to remove any Season Two 'Tru Calling' spoilers and store links. Since the letter specifically mentioned Season Two spoilers, I have not removed the 'Tru Calling' entries for Season One. If you do run across any Season Two spoilers or broken links while surfing the site, please let me know so it can be corrected.
Thank You for all of your support and understanding!!!
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