This week on Blocked and Reported, Jesse and Katie discuss Andrea James, the
stochastic terrorist trans activist with a website and a grudge. Plus, gay furry hackers target a nuclear lab and Saira Rao gets canceled.
Jesse’s fifth-grade yearbook page:
And in cake form:
Super specific information about the image we used: We got the photo of Andrea James from her Wikipedia page. The image includes the following “Permission details” (screenshot below):
This work is free and may be used by anyone for any purpose. If you wish to use this content, you do not need to request permission as long as you follow any licensing requirements mentioned on this page.
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On the off chance this becomes an issue, it could not be clearer that Andrea James has given permission for this photo to “be used by anyone for any purpose.” Under Creative Commons, according to the image page, we “must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.” We are following all those requirements: credit goes to Andrea James, a link to the license is contained in this language quoted directly from the photo’s page — “This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license” (click the link and you’ll see that commercial use is explicitly allowed) — and no changes were made, with the possible exception of the photo getting cropped by Substack for the web preview. And obviously we have no reason to believe the licensor endorses us or our use of this image.
Thank you, and God bless.