Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The pirate China Mike

Larry Correia chronicles the sad decline of China Mike Glyver from science fiction historian to open piracy:
A while back Richard Fox got nominated for a prestigious award for a story he wrote. Problem was, Richard is a financially successful indy author, and the snoots have a hate boner for indy authors, (snoots are all about writers having to go through proper thinking “gate keepers” first). Since Glyer is addicted to stirring up controversy, the world’s fattest vulture swooped in and started posting about Richard Fox’s nomination.

Wait… You know what? Glyer is right about one thing. Accuracy is important. Vultures are actually noble, social creatures who play an important role in the ecosystem, which is basically the opposite of Mike Glyer, so I should not have compared him to a vulture. I apologize. To vultures… Not Mike Glyer. He can fuck right off.

Problem was, Richard was already wise to Glyer’s game, and told him to keep his name out of his whore mouth, up to and including sending an official take down notice.

Good. Because fuck Mike Glyer. Every author should tell him to keep their stuff off his awful website.

At the time I didn’t really know or care who posted the story on the internet. That’s obfuscation. If Richard did post it himself, that’s up to him. When I throw out the trash, that doesn’t mean I want racoons rummaging through my garbage can. Nobody wants racoons in their trash. Now imagine Mike Glyer rooting around in your dumpster. No. Shoo, bad Glyer! BAD!

Except after seeing the email exchange, it’s worse than that. Richard posted the link to a private closed forum only readable by SFWA members (the people who would be voting for the award). Somebody (Richard says he doesn’t know who) took that private link and stuck it on Google Drive and Glyer linked to that to get clicks for his shitty public website. When Richard contacted him, rather than be a decent human being and go “Oh, my bad. Sorry.”  Glyer acted like an entitled shit and started lecturing the author he was trying to screw over about his tone and lack of civility.
It's always amusing to see how SJWs are shocked to discover that the laws apply to them too. Ever since John "McRapey" Scalzi helpfully came up with the bright idea to make award-nominated fiction available to the voters, the SJW gatekeepers of science fiction have been distributing the award-nominated works to the public, mostly with the permission of the rights holders.

However, Richard Fox did not give his permission to have his work publicly released outside of the private SFWA forum to which I totally do not have access any longer. And while China Mike was not the only individual to provide a public link to Fox's work, he was the only one who refused to take the link down and leave it down when requested to do so by the rights holder.

Needless to say, the usual suspects have been whining and crying about Fox's "timing" and "motivations" despite the fact that none of that matters. The law is clear. If a rights holder tells you to take something down, it doesn't matter why or when he tells you to do so, you either comply or you are in violation of U.S. copyright law. End of story.

On a side note, doesn't "China Mike, space pirate" have a great ring to it?

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Blogger Azure Amaranthine September 17, 2019 8:21 AM  

How about just Space Pirate Mike?

Blogger Rabid Ratel September 17, 2019 8:21 AM  

On a side note, doesn't "China Mike, space pirate" have a great ring to it?

They just can't help themselves. In a couple centuries time people reading about these shenanigans will label it fiction and myth, because normal people don't act this way.

Blogger Daniel September 17, 2019 8:27 AM  

"China Mike, Space Raptor Butt Pirate" also works.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan September 17, 2019 8:33 AM  

Historians centuries in the future and from a galaxy pretty far away will be flummoxed as to how a civilization seemingly on its way to a bright techno future ended up in mud huts worshipping the god "Muh Dik" and in the end dying out from starvation while looking skinny fat.

But a researcher will come across an old video where a sage looking chap describes something called a Sexual Hierarchy and its Gammas. This breakthrough information will be beamed back to the home planetary empire and in response Rogue One style the Empire sends back a planet destroying weapon and vaporizes planet and research staff because the chance of infection is too great.

Speaking of Gamma "Tall Girl" on netflix is the pinnacle work.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( The first rule of Dunning-Kruger Club is that she don't know she's in Dunning-Kruger Club ) September 17, 2019 8:40 AM  

remember when Gliar used to post here, and attempted to convince us that he was somehow 'conservative' or 'Right'?

good times.

Blogger Iron Spartan September 17, 2019 8:49 AM  

Space pirate makes China Mike sound like he has a touch of cool to the uninitiated.

Blogger Damelon Brinn September 17, 2019 9:08 AM  

started lecturing the author he was trying to screw over about his tone and lack of civility.

That's one of their favorite moves. When a PHP conference was recently canceled for being too white, the organizers tweeted out that it was open to anyone who wanted to give a talk. They were immediately accused of being confrontational. Anything except abject surrender is called incivility, because they know that, unlike themselves, their targets value that.

Blogger Daniel September 17, 2019 9:13 AM  

Rhetoric, people. How does it work?

Blogger Gregory the Tall September 17, 2019 9:13 AM  

My one stop information source about a**holes in all walks of life.

Blogger Jeff Weimer September 17, 2019 9:14 AM  

Oh, Mikey straight up accused Fox of being the one who made those links public, and that transformed into the reason for putting the link back up. Wanted Fox to admit it before he let him even comment to correct the record at file770. Felapton was neck-deep in it, too. He's likely the one who told Mike that Fox had him take down the link back in February and now it's August so that makes it all right to distribute the work as the author *obviously* doesn't care/already knows/put it up himself about public links he's flatly saying he had nothing to do with.

They also linked a Google Docs copy, but kept talking about an SFWA public link as if that "proved" no piracy, ignoring the fact that the SFWA is perfectly capable of publicly linking a work without the owners permission or knowledge.

Blogger Brett baker September 17, 2019 9:17 AM  

That was my first thought!

Blogger szook September 17, 2019 9:44 AM  

Yo ho! Yo Ho!... dum dum....dum dum....dum dumb!

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 September 17, 2019 10:18 AM  

This is one of the sad side-effects of the Internet: it allows Gammas to do stuff that would normally get them jailed, lynched, or just punched in real life.

I think I just created a great idea for a new Tech startup.

Blogger justaguy September 17, 2019 10:34 AM  

nice statutory damages in copyright—actually makes it worthwhile to sue for damages or at least threaten to sue.

Blogger Dark Herald September 17, 2019 10:34 AM  

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Blogger Dark Herald September 17, 2019 10:36 AM  

It's China Mike's sloppiness that makes him so funny.

Leaves his actual IP address when he's shit posting anonymously.

Uses Google docs for something like this.

And of course the one that got him his nickname, posting a graphic that "proved" how big his numbers are, while simultaneously proving that 95% of his traffic comes from China.

Blogger Bob September 17, 2019 10:53 AM  

@9. Gregory the Great:

My one stop information source about a**holes in all walks of life."


Blogger Doktor Jeep September 17, 2019 11:19 AM  

Vagina Mike

Blogger Snidely Whiplash September 17, 2019 11:20 AM  

When you look bad in comparison to Camnestros Felapton, it's time to suck-start that shotgun.

Blogger SciVo September 17, 2019 11:31 AM  

I'm reminded of an anecdote I read about a guy's first visit to an institution for the clinically mentally retarded. One of the 'tards held up his fist and asked, "What's in my hand?" The visitor naturally replied, "I don't know," which caused the resident to giggle and say, "You're stupid!"

If I try to think like someone >5.5 SD below me, I can only assume that the correct answer is "nothing", because of course the only purpose of the question is to be able to call someone else stupid.

That's what China Mike's shenanigans remind me of.

Blogger xevious2030 September 17, 2019 11:45 AM  

SJWs. The sort of people that want to make it illegal for Drudge to post links to open sites (some paywall, but an aside), and who want to post links to closed sites. Awesome.

Blogger FreedAtlas September 17, 2019 12:34 PM  

"to which I totally do not have access any longer"

You should open for Owen on his tour. ;)

Blogger Balkan Yankee September 17, 2019 12:41 PM  

@4: I used to think that Gamma was just the third letter of the Greek alphabet or the name of an obscure 1970s rock band fronted by Ronnie Montrose.

Then I started reading this blog. Now I have to refrain from describing certain patterns of dysfunctional male behavior as Gamma due to the ignorance of my interlocutors. Some day the culture will catch up with the definition, thanks to Vox, and to the relentless epidemic of free range Gamma rudeness.

Blogger Skyler the Weird September 17, 2019 1:18 PM  

Since they renamed the Campbell Award how soon will it be before the SFWA retroactively no awards authors and works that are 'problematic' to the SFSJWA mob?

Blogger Daniel September 17, 2019 1:38 PM  

China Mike, Space Pirate and So. Much. Booty.

Blogger SDaly September 17, 2019 1:49 PM  

OT - but Owen Benjamin just made a blind at crazydaysandnights.

Blogger VFM Bear September 17, 2019 1:53 PM  

Remind me, is China Mike Scalzi in drag or is it the other way around?

Blogger Daniel September 17, 2019 3:30 PM  

Come on VFM Bear. It really isn't that hard.

Glyer's the one with the permanent life preserver.
Scalzi's the one with the temporary restraining order.

Blogger Tim Nollan September 17, 2019 3:33 PM  

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Blogger Brick Hardslab September 17, 2019 3:41 PM  

So a dating bot on a thread about China Mike? How much traffic does he get from China?

Blogger Daniel September 17, 2019 5:58 PM  

I'm feeling fat like I'm Marlon Brando
When I look at Space Pirate China Mike
I could pretend that I ate way too much
Instead I look at Space Pirate China Mike

Blogger Dave September 17, 2019 6:04 PM  

FreedAtlas wrote:"to which I totally do not have access any longer"

You should open for Owen on his tour. ;)

No, he shouldn't.

Blogger Dirk Manly September 17, 2019 8:17 PM  


"China Mike, Space Pirate and So. Much. Booty."

Are you sure your name isn't Steve?

Blogger Dirk Manly September 17, 2019 8:19 PM  

"Remind me, is China Mike Scalzi in drag or is it the other way around?"

Which one has a lawn, and a wife and a man-girl daughter, both of whom can outlift him.

Blogger Beloved September 19, 2019 12:32 AM  

Speak the truth and flavor it with contempt or disgust.

God created people like China Mike to burn them in Hell.

Blogger Chris Mallory September 19, 2019 7:34 PM  

@35. 2 Peter 3:9 says you are a liar.

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