This is like one of those videos where you can see the bad outcome before it happens and think to yourself, why are that still doing it?!
The "nuanced" reworking of what was actually said vs what they told the court will hopefully lead to a benchslap for the lawyer who filed this and handed the evidence that they were making things up to the court. It is one thing for the defense to submit material challenging the claims, it is wholly another when the plaintiff succinctly destroys their own case.
We are a hugely victorian society. Breasts get people arrested, pics pulled from Facebook, and a litany of sins. Sex is dirty... the penis is used to have sex so it is dirty.
We are a nation scared of boogeymen. The boogeyman has a penis, so all penises are bad.
As a connoisseur of penises I can tell you there is a wide variety of them, some are nicer than others.
If it bleeds it leads is the news cycle mantra, if you've got no blood look for a penis story, find a puppy if all else fails.
TD isn't so much caring about the penis pics, more so about the failure of a media outlet doing everything wrong and pointing out that teens get charged with sex crimes for sexting pics and here they broadcast a penis on tv and nothing happened, not to mention the complete failure of outing an underaged victim of what falls under the blanket of a sex crime.
And IIRC there was that ass who worked for the government and was extorting people.
There is a perfect storm available to get a teen to do what you want.
- Kids have been charged & put on the sex offender registry for swapping naked pics. - Reputation is everything.
Take someone without a fully formed brain and apply pressure. You convince them of all the bad things that will happen. It isn't hard... their parents were screaming when they got a D in class think threats of their penis being out there would go over well?
People who don't understand the position they are in often make what look like irrational decisions to those of us who understand. See also: Targets of Copyright Trolls.
You get the kid to do more to avoid showing the original 'sin' increasing the amount of 'sins' you can expose because the kid doesn't understand that pattern and thinks people are truthful.
Show a naked underage penis to the world - no charge. Download some research - full weight of the "justice".
So from the perspective of a teen, if you tell an 'authority' figure in an attempt to get help they will make it 1000x's worse. Doesn't seem logical to us (well maybe it does) but there is a huge pile of cases where the victim gets screwed by the 'helpful' adults.
So how many teens are staying silent because everyone is so bent on 'helping' that the victim is an afterthought?
Sexting makes great headlines, shame that our war on it is leaving a trail of victims of the system running stupid.
Also read as, I told the people in power because the rest of you don't matter. I told them all of the wondrous things it would do for us and never mentioned an downsides. Total surveillance on our serfs is the proper response, so that we can make sure they don't do anything wrong as defined by our whims.
Board games are an investment. While there are many low cost games, many start at $60 and move upwards. Not everyone, somehow, is aware of Board Game Geek and the large community there sharing information about different games.
Tabletops is a 30 minute(ish) quick game play example with "famous" people. You can see the basic concepts and see if people are enjoying themselves. You might not know all of the rules at the end of the video, but you will have a very solid understanding if the game is for you or not.
Board Game Geek is nice, but text descriptions can't compare to seeing what is inside the box & people playing it.
If you want someone to hand you $50+ for your game, you have to give them more than 10/10 ratings from a site (which might have odd standards or payment agreements), and some best case scenario clips on a machine 5x more powerful than the basic requirements.
The more 'Lets Play' videos the more chances for your game to catch someones eye. The fear for many studios is someone might not give them a glowing review. They want control over the image of the game, they don't want to hear any criticism (deserved or not). A popular "Lets Play" person panning your game means your dead in the water, sales will suffer - but the upside is a good one can drive sales.
They need to focus more on making great games, rather than micromanaging the image. If you have a good game, you have a good image.
Do not trust those who only say the things that get them something from you. If they are willing to "change" reality to suit you they do not care about you.
There are to many companies invested in telling their clients what they want to hear, not the truth. This causes great harm in the world as decisions are made based on these "facts". While the Emperor is excited for how breezy the new clothes feel, he can not convince everyone he isn't naked. Your high priced advisers only want to keep being paid and will nod sagely, remarking on how wonderful the clothes are, while collecting their gold.
Nielsen should be considered an untrustworthy source. They are willing to alter the data to make a client happy, not to impartially report the facts. As the data Nielsen provides helps set advertising rates, perhaps corporations should question paying rates where the price is set by a "3rd Party" who will buckle and report what they are told to report.
Huh... first sale doctrine. They sold the reproduction of the design to the player, for which they were paid. While they might hold copyright on the design proper, all reproductions of that work are derivative as the original is on a flat page and not a human body. Human bodies vary and might require different inks or patterns to get a similar effect. They sold that particular pattern reproduction to the player the first sale if you will. So wouldn't that mean that their interests are exhausted in that particular work.
Also worth noting is do they demand payments from anyone else who takes a picture that captures any portion of the tattoo at the center of this, or are they just boldly demanding cash from the deepest pocket they can find.
Copyright, it can do anything... its main superpowers seem to be making people greedy idiots & causing headaches.
Its like a simulation of what happened with the Patriot Act.
Is anyone shocked to see someone from DHS decide that the best course of action is to secretly spy on those they have power over and sharing that data with an outside 3rd party? Deny it is happening, find some "legal" way to justify it, say you are stopping and double down.
So who is going to use the Public Records Act request to start digging into what Big Sis has been up to and look for the secret list of people they needed to monitor more?
After speaking with animal interpreters we have discovered that "Betty's" real name is Naruto. We are filing suit to have all of the prize turned over to us so that we can protect the horses from the exploitative use by humans. Our goal is to license the photo out and use the proceeds to buy the entire country, force the humans out and establish the first horse empire.
Twitter finding more ways to beg someone else to come disrupt them.
Censorious douche screams jump and Twitter mindlessly jumps again. How dare you show people what I said to you!!! Lock him out and force him to bend to my will!!
Twitter no longer has any guidelines that make sense, and most "policies" seem to be driven by will this somehow make us look bad if we don't jump on it soon enough.
I look forward to Twitter trying to explain why this happened, but then having seen someone who sets policy for twitter siding with a 'foriegn correspondent' who couldn't figure out if the DPRK twitter feed was real or not and chiding them for not clearly marking themselves as parody. Someone paid to watch news outlets couldn't spot the parody... and expects Twitter to punish them for his failure.
They are just waiting for the first couple to die before they consider it might be time to let go.
The problem is like the weather, we all bitch about it but often do nothing to make it change. I can mention Sony and we all know the long list of failures... but people keep buying. There isn't a connected effort to remind the giants that at the end of the day they need to offer us what we want.
Game of Thrones gets hugely pirated, because of stupid deals locking up the hottest commodity in a system that doesn't work in todays reality. They are proud to be so popular, but are scared of making any changes to the old model to see if a new model might get them money from the "pirates". They get to whine about how they need more copyright to protect it while ignoring money they could be earning by embracing consumer demand.
Until enough people get pissed off enough to demand better, nothing is going to change. Perhaps maybe we should let go of the bait in the traps holding us.
Pity that most of the power has been stripped from these agencies that are supposed to protect the people.
All of these large decried agencies have seen their power stripped way in moves funded by those who might be forced to play fairly.
We have people dying because we can't check the drug trial data to protect people. We have people dying because we can't check food processing plants. Yet we have all of these industries complaining about regulations (that they ignore, then pay small fines after the bodycount gets high enough) yet no one ever asks them about the multiple cases where people were harmed by these 'benevolent' corporations who cut corners to make a buck while gambling with peoples lives.
We know these things are a problem but the system is so jacked that there isn't enough political will to put citizens ahead of campagin warchests.
Somewhere in a darkened room there is someone who is actively trying to kill Hulu. The PR machine will fire up and tell shareholders that cord cutting doesn't exist because we totally offered a cord free version, and those idiot cordcutters (who don't REALLY exist) never used the service. They will not mention that they did everything possible to annoy those consumers by removing content people wanted to see. They will then raise rates to make up for the bad investment in Hulu, working on creating more cord cutters.
The biggest problems they are facing is the idea that no one would forgo seeing their content or find a different path to it.
Consumers want to get the content and are willing to pay reasonable fees. Cutting off all of the options has 2 possible outcomes, they goto a competitor who has content or they will find a way to get the content outside the "rules". The cartels are so focused on locking down & keeping control over the content they miss that even die hard nonpirates are getting fed up. The cartel thinks if you watch it on a tablet during your commute, its a public performance and they need to get extra. They stream lesser quality to avoid someone finding a way to "steal" the stream, making people who want to pay them unhappy when the stream stutters.
For far to long they have been the only game in town and the big firey sky rock hasn't clued them in that things have changed. They made sure they didn't have to compete and now their asses are bonded to the laurels they were resting on and they can't compete. Willing to bet some industry insiders are still saying privately the internet is just a fad that is gonna die off soon.
In the meantime everytime they insanely cut off access they drive one more person to the realization they don't count. That person will see others who are watching things they can't, and learn how its done.