Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

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Postby beatbandito » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:58 pm

Turns out "Scene Aladdin" is my equivalent of an anime avatar vis-a-vis automatically hating them.
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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby mharr » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:39 am

Wait, people actually use "to own the libs" as a straightforward, non satirical, zero self awareness statement of intent?

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Postby hngkong » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:30 am

mharr wrote:Wait, people actually use "to own the libs" as a straightforward, non satirical, zero self awareness statement of intent?


Based on the students I had that consider people like Ben Shapiro their heroes -- yes, they do use it non-ironically.

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Postby beatbandito » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:23 am

I had heard about 'The Carlton' being shot down in court and shrugged it off as I assumed the outcome, but after hearing about the specifics in the similar Milly case, it actually sounds like this is an issue with outdated laws.

Short video specifically on the copyright aspects of Milly's case


It sounds like the court basically says "is this copyrighted Y/B?" and throws out the case if not. I don't necessarily disagree with the idea of simple dance moves being for the public to enjoy freely, as opposed to a choreographed dance that a professional might be paid to perform, so the denial of copyright in that sense holds. Still, this isn't defending people freely using it, it is being monetized, not through performance, but... allowance of use? So while I don't think they should have complete ownership of these moves, there should definitely be something in there to account for this use.

Does anyone know the specifics of copyright protection on animation? Is it held to a similar standards of extended choreography as opposed to short but distinct movements?
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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Thad » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:27 am

Fox Rocked by $179M 'Bones' Ruling: Lying, Cheating and "Reprehensible" Studio Fraud

I think I'll try and get a blog post out of this next week, but in brief:

The creators and stars of Bones sued Fox for underpaying them.

A private arbitration judge just ruled in favor of the plaintiffs. (Details are in the article and I'll go into them a bit more in the blog post, but tl;dr what Fox did was shady as fuck; big surprise.)

Because it's private arbitration, it doesn't set any legal precedent, but it's still a case of talent suing a studio for Hollywood accounting and winning, and that's certainly going to give some people some ideas.

But it probably won't really change much. As the judge cynically notes, the award is a drop in the bucket for Fox; it's not a "we'd better stop ripping off the talent" number, it's a "we'd better start accounting for the risk that we'll occasionally be successfully sued by talent we've ripped off" number.

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Postby beatbandito » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:53 pm

The actual story:

The West Virginia Manufacturer's Association (not DOW, but they are I'm sure a big part of it) presented that federal EPA guidelines are not as accurate as state-specific guidelines and were given until October to present findings that support new standards at a lower bar than the federal implementation. The phrasing highlighted in that tweet was purely editorial.
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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby mharr » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:20 pm

Still sounds like the basic motivation is lowering safety standards because money. I'm fine with erring on the side of lowered health risks.

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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Mongrel » Thu May 09, 2019 6:32 pm

ahahahaha what is this weak-ass shit

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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Friday » Thu May 09, 2019 7:44 pm

DISREGARD WORKERS RIGHTS ACQUIRE VIDEO GAMES OPPRESSION
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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Thad » Fri May 10, 2019 12:13 am

Not for nothin':



I posted this on another political forum and somebody pointedly mentioned the Writers' Guild as an example to follow. I bet Mark Evanier could provide some guidance, as somebody with a foot in both worlds.

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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Mongrel » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:22 pm

CORRECTION: Gizmodo originally stated that drug company Mallinckrodt had jacked up the price of an anti-seizure medication from $40 in 2000 to over $40,000 today. A spokesperson for Mallinckrodt emailed to request a correction that the drug costs $38,892.
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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Friday » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:21 pm

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaHAHAHAHAHA
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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Mongrel » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:24 pm

The full correction adds "Gizmodo regrets the error. We also regret that every last one of these guys isn't in prison yet."
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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Friday » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:46 pm

what the fuck

God, it's time for another flood

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