The problem is they like to pretend the largest stakeholder shouldn't be invited to the table. It's time we no longer accept being banished to the garage at the kids table since we are the ones who are granting them those exclusive rights that they keep expanding while giving us nothing in return except more limitations & less progress to protect them from boogeymen.
If you give a child a toy, they will find the first chance they get to use it. What good is military gear if they can't play army men like that saw in that movie? Someone else gets to clean up the mess and bear the costs.
The elected officials of this town should put the citizens first and maybe try to get someone who isn't an un superives 10 yr old to run the police force before he decides to try out dynamic entry to get back an overdue library book.
And despite their claims that they weren't properly translated everyone is now aware of the prior art that the German company patented that could be used to shatter Globals patents.
The sick thing is larping wasn't a competitor because they weren't selling the franchised but not franchised sport that Global does. This was Global trying to lock down foam arrows for themselves, and extract revenue in a market they hadn't really entered yet.
The sending company has to register that the represent X holder and both have to agree that any fines are their joint responsibility. That stops the pump & dump of fly by night companies, and one could keep a list of principles involved in nonpaying crap companies.
Imagine Universal finding itself getting a $400K bill with a notice that all Universal sourced complaints are not going to be processed until they pay up.
While they can just try to think of it as a cost of doing business, it will add up and hurt them. They would be much more cautious.
Until there is a financial penalty, this will continue.
If your work is wrongly taken down, people often give up because the costs of fighting back are so high. Yet nothing happens to those who send millions of incorrect notices.
Hell even $20 for each incorrect url, would be enough to make them think twice. And those who decide they don't need to pay up, make it so they can legally be ignored until they are in good standing. Eventually the shitty companies will fold or improve and the number of notices will drop so the cartels can stop pretending that 10 million notices a week is evidence of anything other than their willingness to abuse a system to create an illusion.
While his past actions have merit, it now appears he is willing to sell out any good will he has left (and stunts like this erode the last fragments) for anyone willing to meet his price.
What if the people who saw the snarling dogs & fire hoses turned on people believed the party line that they were just being uppity negros? They wouldn't have the full picture of what was actually happening, much like Rev. Jackson talking about a topic he knows nothing about. He is selling his image to try and paint this as a whitey is gonna force us back into the dark old times unless we allow the cable companies to maintain their total unchecked control over set top boxes.
I guess the master who we know is going to beat us down is better than a chance that the new master could be as bad.
Its a pity that the people who hire these jackasses won't bother to look at what this 'professional' company sends out representing their interests.
You'd think a business would want to be represented professionally and not by a petulant 17 yr old screaming at the world demanding it change because they think it should.
They are actively wasting money and causing more harm to their brand using companies that operate in this fashion. Because while we are mocking this ill-conceived letter, its drawing even more attention to that thing you paid them to try and hide.
But hey they got it on the record now. See when their "security" on these devices is found to be lacking and someone pulls off a major hack of them... it won't be their fault. It will be the fault of people who let the genie out of the bottle and no one should sue the corporation. No one should point out that someone with an iota of intelligence saw the publicly available documents and tried to alert the corporation to the holes the hack ended up using. The corporation will use the standard PR face saving action of blaming terrorists & super cyber hacker warriors for the issues rather than the default password being the measurements of the CEO's secretary.
Sony's press release announcing the film made reference to the focus group used to find the idea. The focus group of 30 teenagers wouldn't look up from their phones and send each other emojis mocking the interviewers. We have high hopes for the popularity of this property.
Well we have this model that shows for really large groups the credit score is a great predictor of things.
Of course there might not be people who live up to the model, who might have horrible credit, but learned from that lesson and pay the bills quickly & on time. But we treat them the same as someone who just keeps walking away from bills.
Why waste time on treating consumers like individuals when we can just use this giant model based on data that is notoriously bad? We can save money & justify treating our customers like shit, because this magical number says it is okay. And we'll get away with it because we're allowed to be monopolies who get government handouts while screwing those people who end up paying us twice.
Because police only go after "Bad People (tm)" so they MUST have done something. The system works best when we allow them to guess it must be illegal and disrupt the "Bad People's (tm)" lives because when we get to court we can sort it all out and no harm no foul. We can put the genie back into the bottle after the police give multiple press conference making allegations found completely without merit at trial.
Perhaps just maybe it is time to demand that all of the players in the game are actually treated equally, that I didn't know it was illegal shouldn't fly on either side and those who pull the trigger to quickly not get a pass because of a hunk of metal on their chest.
"At no time was any resident in jeopardy of eviction or action from City Park for failure to sign the addendum or "friend" City Park Apartments."
I'm sorry, are you saying that a legal document spelling out terms and conditions can be safely ignored? It was one sided and stupid, but it was still a legal document that compelled people to follow a course of action or face a very adverse outcome. A court very well might have ruled against the clients, but the damage already could have been done to someone evicted and having an eviction on their record while trying to fight in court against a better financed adversary.
This was stupid & stupid should hurt. Apparently an addition needs to be made to renters rights clearly spelling out that demanding Facebook liked & never bad mouthing the complex/ownership has a cost. That taking actions against tenants who might not be thrilled with the complex and mention it online will have a financial penalty.
The law firm should be penalized by who ever allows them to pretend to be lawyers, failing to review a legal document and pretending it was an oversight shows a complete failure of their duty to the client & the law.
I think the tenants should boycott the pool party and make it clear on social media that the ownership's stupidity lead to the tenants not wanting to celebrate anything with the ownership.
Aren't hollow threats of eviction actionable? Stupid should hurt, and having to pay legal fees, penalties, & move out costs for tenants who have been made to feel unsafe in their homes might send the right message. I'm willing to bet they'll have a hard time getting new tenants and maybe the next company to buy the property will think demanding Facebook likes & nothing but positive reviews is a bad idea.