Hello everyone. I’m here with a very sad news: the site is now closed. It wasn’t a decision taken by me, but I was “forced” to. I got an email from Carnival’s (owners of Downton Abbey) lawyers in which they told me (in a 4-page pdf) that the use of the word Downton in the site name and domain, and Downton Abbey in the various tagline I used for the site (like “Your best source for everything Downton Abbey”) was a copyright infringement and I had to close the site and give the domain to them otherwise they would have sued me. So, it’s not really that I had a choice. I really don’t know what to say. I’ve put my heart and soul in this site, I’ve spent time and money for keeping it updated with news and exclusives images. I basically was helping them promoting their show, since it’s not that I was being paid or anything, I was doing it for the fans because I wanted to give them (you) a source where they could find everything they wanted about their favorite tv show, since it’s pretty hard find stuff about this particular series. But that’s it. The site will be closed soon, together with the facebook page and twitter account. This page will be closed asap as well, I just want to be sure that people read this first. I really don’t wanna have nothing to do with the show anymore. I still love it, and I will watch the next season but mostly for the actors, because for the rest, I don’t think this is the way to thanks the fans. Too much drama I know, but right now I’m sad, upset and mad at them.
You can always find me taking care of my other sites, my collective is here: NowhereLand9.
(I apologize for the errors.)
I’m just a dog with no formal legal education, but does this seem on the up and up? How many tumblrs, just like this one of mine, must there be with some variation of the house name in them? Am I to be next then? Copyright infringement for posting amusing photos of dogs at the hunt?