This is useful stuff. Radiolab seems to come on the radio while I am driving, and generally have to finish it via podcast later or I feel incomplete.
But mostly, kudos on getting the dog out regularly. Every morning my dog and I have to negotiate a gauntlet of neighbors' dogs frantically barking at us from behind fences and closed doors -- driven nearly insane by inactivity and inattention. It's sad.
At this point, one can just say, "Look, I've got your playbook right here. Would you like me to call your moves out by number for you as you work down the list? Or can we just jump to the end where I cancel, which is going to happen anyway."
...the lawyers that wrote that agreement, most likely have absolutely no training in marketing or public relations and are trained to try to protect the company from any and all possible legal challenges that could arise so naturally they write agreements to request way more rights than they will ever need.
Any lawyer who would demand a full assignment of copyright in this circumstance (and especially in this manner) either does not know what they are doing, or is a bad person, or both.
Re: Re: It's more an ambush than an assignment of copyright
That would be a sight. Amtrak tries to enforce unenforceable browse-wrap agreement by suing in equity to compel a party to execute an assignment of copyright. That would go over about as well in court as it would online. Counsel should be fired for even drafting the clauses.
It's more an ambush than an assignment of copyright
I found a different "share" tweet and it takes you straight to a page with the photo, with the ToU on the right (like the story). Meaning, it's not even a click-wrap agreement requiring you to affirmatevly click a radio button indicating assent. It's an ambush. Oh, yeah, and...
17 USC §204: (a) A transfer of copyright ownership, other than by operation of law, is not valid unless an instrument of conveyance, or a note or memorandum of the transfer, is in writing and signed by the owner of the rights conveyed or such owner's duly authorized agent.
The letter also serves to let the guests know "If you're going to bitch about our broadband online, please be advised it ain't this hotel's fault, and it ain't the town's. It's CenturyLink's fault. That's C-e-n-t-u-r-y-L-i-n-k with a capital L in the middle."
This clause in the definition of "interactive computer service" should apply to Tor: "including specifically a service or system that provides access to the Internet."
Meanwhile, as Mike notes, §230 is interpreted very broadly, and judicial trends are going the route that pretty much any argument that frustrates the purpose of §230 (i.e., not hold the tool responsible for its users) is not going to fly.