Google Deletes 14 Years' Worth Of Artist's Work

There's A Lesson Here Kids

There's A Lesson Here Kids

Yeah, I know this is kind of like that time where I fell off my bike and went to hospital, only for the kids (and evil teacher) in my class to send me  "get well" card with the picture of a helmet on the front.

But you should always back up your stuff on a hard drive, or Dropbox, or whatever. Because if you don't...

Google Might Ruin Everything

Google Might Ruin Everything

Artist, Dennis Cooper, reported that Google managed to delete 14 whole years' worth of work he had stored in a blog and now it's gone, gone gone!

The really crappy thing is that they gave no explanation whatsoever.



Absolute Bloggery!

Absolute Bloggery!

He had his blog up and running on Blogger, a Google-owned platform. But then one day, it was simply gone.

Weirdly, his Gmail account was also disabled. Again, apart from a a violation of terms of service statement, Google has offered the poor guy nothing in the way of explanation for either the blog nor the Gmail account.

 

This Address Is Not Available

This Address Is Not Available

"Sorry, the blog at denniscooper-theweaklings.blogspot.com has been removed. This address is not available for new blogs" is what you would have seen if you followed the link to what was his blog.

Of course, this is every artist's worst nightmare!

 



The Future For Cooper?

The Future For Cooper?

"Of all the things about this that concern and worry me, losing that novel is my greatest fear," he told Artforum.

It is reported that Cooper is now considering his options and may end up suing Google if it turns out that his work is lost forever. 

It would certainly seem that way right now...