Sye Ten Bruggencate Threatens Me With Libel Action!!
Following a suggestion that Sye, Jim, and I have a conversation on Skype regarding that video, this has been the IM encounter I’ve had….
[24/11/2011 18:16:00] Sye Ten Bruggencate: who’s on?
[24/11/2011 18:16:30] Alex Botten: No one yet, but will likely be myself and Jim
[24/11/2011 18:16:43] Sye Ten Bruggencate: What’s the topic?
[24/11/2011 18:17:22] Alex Botten: I figured videos would be a good starting point 🙂
[24/11/2011 18:19:19] Sye Ten Bruggencate: I do not plan on encouraging you in your dsihonesty.
[24/11/2011 18:19:45] Alex Botten: Then correct me Sye – tell me who made your video and I’ll gladly change the details! It’s really THAT simple!
[24/11/2011 18:20:08] Sye Ten Bruggencate: I did correct you. It wasn’t me. That’s all the correction you need.
[24/11/2011 18:21:17] Alex Botten: Nope, for the correction to be acted upon I have to know who to correct it to! Don’t you see how this works? So far I’m not even convinced it WASN’T you, but I can’t blame you for your desire to distance yourself from it!
[24/11/2011 18:21:28] Alex Botten: Jim is logging in in five minutes
[24/11/2011 18:21:37] Sye Ten Bruggencate: Well, leave it up at your peril.
[24/11/2011 18:21:46] Alex Botten: Are you THREATENING me?
[24/11/2011 18:21:51] Alex Botten: Really???
[24/11/2011 18:21:56] Sye Ten Bruggencate: It is libelous.
[24/11/2011 18:22:13] Alex Botten: And insinuating I use illegal drugs isn’t?
[24/11/2011 18:22:30] Sye Ten Bruggencate: My question was not, that’s right.
[24/11/2011 18:23:01] Alex Botten: Oh dear! That’s not very Christian of you!
[24/11/2011 18:23:17] Sye Ten Bruggencate: what? My proper understanding of libel?
[24/11/2011 18:23:26] Alex Botten: Simple solution to my supposed ‘libel’, tell me who made the video, so I can correct the attribution!
[24/11/2011 18:24:00] Sye Ten Bruggencate: so if a reporter writes a libelous article, he can leave it up until the person he libels gives the proper info? Are you on drugs?
[24/11/2011 18:24:11] Alex Botten: I’m asking you to correct me
[24/11/2011 18:24:26] Sye Ten Bruggencate: and I’m telling you that I have.
[24/11/2011 18:24:27] Alex Botten: Tell me who made the video, as the evidence currently points to you
[24/11/2011 18:24:50] Sye Ten Bruggencate: I could not give a rip where it points. You have been corrected, and refuse to change the info.
[24/11/2011 18:24:54] Sye Ten Bruggencate: that’s up to you.
[24/11/2011 18:25:09] Sye Ten Bruggencate: I don’t even have a blip account.
[24/11/2011 18:27:32] Alex Botten: You posted it on your blog, after you’d claimed you were making it. All the available evidence points to you. As I say, I’m happy to correct if you tell me who DID make it!
[24/11/2011 18:27:52] Sye Ten Bruggencate: As I said, leave it up at your peril.
[24/11/2011 18:27:55] Sye Ten Bruggencate: Cheers.
[24/11/2011 18:29:02] Alex Botten: Sye, that’s genuinely hilarious!
I’m still sitting here on Skype, waiting for Sye to man up. Maybe he’ll be up for a conversation when I get back from collecting Kat from the station? Stay tuned!!