Redleg V artists

Robert Raymond Cripps

sues artists for defamation:

Redleg Museum Services (ACN 105 986 829) sues

Demetrios Vakras (artist)
Lee-Anne Raymond (artist)

Supreme Court of Victoria
SCI 01484/2011

Cripps' crack legal team: Christopher Dibb & Buddy Low (Efron & Associates, Melbourne) Tao Jiang (replaced)

1. Redleg Museum Services now runs RUBY'S MUSIC ROOM , Registration number:    B2409701A, ASIC;
2. Cripps' Redleg Museum Services Pty Ltd was the respondent to objections raised in VCAT regarding his Ruby's Music Room
3."The team behind one of Melbourne’s much loved galleries and performance spaces, Guildford Lane Gallery are very proud to present Ruby’s Music Room."

Note: Redleg runs Ruby's Music Room, and in the past ran Guildford Lane Gallery. That is a simple fact. But to mention it, and make sure that we are not sued for some reason on grounds we are not aware of and have not anticipated, entails that we have to make "a bigger deal of it" than we otherwise would. It would have been simpler to just mention the fact, but by leaving it at that might be said to have been done by us out of "malice", or that it may have been wrong in fact; hence we need to show where the relationship lies between Redleg and Ruby's Music Room. Indeed, it becomes MANIFESTLY obvious that we could avoid mention of the fact and avoid any legal repercussions; self-censor; which is precisely the the outcome achieved by Australia's 2005 Defamation Act, though the act itself asserts categorically that it is not designed to "unreasonably" impinge on the right to freely impart (and receive) information (though not necessarily expressed by these exact words).

2 March 2014 Cripps pulled his Ruby’s Music Room sites

On Sunday 2 March 2014 Cripps pulled (almost) everything off the internet.

He pulled:

1) the Guildford Lane Gallery Facebook page;

2) the 2 Ruby's Music Room Facebook pages: "page not available" redirects to home page of Facebook;

3) the Ruby's Music Room Twitter feed;

4) the site;

5) the site;

Cripps' Tumblr page for RMR remains extant.

His Facebook Friday Jazz (@ GLG) page remains extant.

His Google+ page for RMR remains.

This however might change.

Curiously, Cripps' abandoned GLG twitter feed was suddenly resuscitated after 2 years during which time only one entry was made between October 2011 and February 2014.

Cripps pulled his RMR site. His webmaster has inserted a 404 code into the html source (it is not a genuine 404):
Cripps pulls RMR 2nd March 2014.png

Though it is common knowledge what an error 404 is, I am being taken to court to prove what is common knowledge. A genuine 404 code is a server response when it does not find the page. In this instance the server has found the page, but that page itself claims to be a "404" error when it is not. What is the purpose of this deception?

Cripps had been making Twitter entries into his RMR Twitter feed, including “no more Chinese karaoke”. This was pulled:
Cripps pulls RMR Twitter.png

Below, what the RMR Twitter page looked like when Google last cached it. The information is still cached on 2 March 2014:
RMR Twitter cached.png

Prior to the removal of the RMR Twitter feed, an example of the kind of feeds that were being made can be seen below. Screenshot showing the period surrounding the previous RMR implosion on 7 September 2013. This was immediately before the trial that was to have started in 2013 (it was subsequently adjourned). This time around, not only have the feeds stopped, but there may as well never have been an RMR Twitter feed:

Below his RubyMusicRoom Facebook page “isn’t available":
RubyMusicRoom Facebook gone.png

Cripps' RubysMusicRoom Facebook page redirects to the Facebook home page, however, it remains cached by Google, below:
Ruby's Music Room Facebook piulled 2 March 2014.png

Below, what Cripps' RMR Facebook page looked like just one week earlier when he was promoting Sue Ann as "resident artist":

Cripps’ Google+ site/page remains, below. It appears that it has been abandoned for a while:
RMR google plus left.png

Cripps’ Tumblr page remains, below. No entries have been made on it for quite a while and it too appears to have been abandoned:
RMR Tumblr page still extant.png

Cripps’ old "Friday Jazz" Facebook page still remains:
Cripps Friday Jazz -GLG- page still extant.png

For reasons that elude us, Cripps restarted his GGL Twitter feed about a week before pulling his Ruby’s Music Room sites. The GLG twitter feed only had one entry in 2 years:
Cripps resumes GLG Twitter feed - pulls most else.jpg

Is this intended for the purpose of making an obscure claim against us?

Below, a search on Bing for “Ruby’s Music Room” Facebook. None of our pages appear. With the removal of all of his own pages only that which is written by others will remain available on the internet. Is that the intention?
RMR search on Bing - our pages do not turn up.png

The removal of the RMR information follows the entire removal of the GLG website on or before 25 January 2014, to the extent that after its removal not a single page was findable on any Google search, and not a single page remained in the Google cache.

There is the prospect that the sites, like the Phoenix, might rise again?

The RMR website returned on 5/3/2014, though it has been modified with information removed. The RMR Twitter feed is still gone, and the GuildfordLn Twitter feed has had no entries since 28 Feb 2014. The RMR Facebook pages remain unavailable. As to the intentions behind these moves... Note, I will not post further updates. Cripps' sites might be removed/replaced/altered in the mean time.

Below, RMR site returns:

Below, RMR Twitter feed still absesnt:

Below, GLG Twitter feed, no updates since 28/2/2014:

Below, GLG Twitter feed now has post 28-February 2014 updates. Dana Czarski returns to the defunct Guildford Lane Gallery. What on earth is this supposed to prove?:

Below, RMR has now become a Sedergreen-fest. Czarski, who is promoted on the GLG twitter feed, somehow does not make an appearance on the RMR page.

Below, RMR Facebook page returns. The past 6 months are erased.

Below, RMR Twitter returns. The talent now perform simultanously at different places in different locatioins at the same time.

 Author: Demetrios Vakras 3 March 2014,

edited 5 March 2014 to include the return of the modified RMR site.

edited again, 7 March 2014 to add the return of Czarski to the defunct GLG, the Sedegreen-fest at RMR, and the return of the RMR Facebook page, sans the post-7 September 2013 implosion. Definitely "no Chinese karaoke" now.

edited yet again, 8 March 2014 to add the return of the RMR Twitter feed. The past has been erased with some internet "magic".

We are petitioning the Australian government to amend the Defamation Act of 2005 to make Australian law consistent with its international obligations.

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