I gave a thought to this being part of their Wikipedia entry since citations have to be verifiable, that is, previously published. To be considered previously published, being found online is sufficient . But neither Nexo nor otteroooo have entries.
"The “lost sales” view completely overlooks the “gained sales” that also result from people discovering new titles in these ways."
And this - gained sales - is why you will find "taster" samples of food at grocery stores (at least, you could, in the time before the plague) and why you can go ahead and munch on those, free from fear of being sued for not paying full price for a wedge of cheese for that tiny piece on a toothpick.
For many years, starting in the early 60s, Avis - smaller than Hertz - played on their #2 rental car company status with the slogan, "We Try Harder." It seems that Hertz's play on that catch phrase is, "We'll Trial You Harder."
"The order of that wording matters and could be the reason Honda responded in the way it did..."
This could be avoided by just using different words altogether. Like calling it "cup holder for a Ondahay Ivicsay."
I think that page 4 of the Irvington lawsuit document is telling. The defendant's actions, at least as alleged in this document, are a tad bit on the crazy side of things. Also, when 20 of the 22 listed defendants are entirely fictitious people or groups conjured by the one actual defendant, things are definitely off the rails.
I worked in state government in two different states for a total of 20 years. FOIA requests can be used vexatiously, and sometimes are. It is not unheard of for an angry (or unstable) (or both) citizen to make a request that amounts - literally - to, "send me every e-mail you've ever received and sent, as well as every document you've ever written." I once received one of these that was aimed, not just at me, but at my entire 4,000 person Cabinet-level agency.
Do citizens have a right to request public records? Absolutely. The public is the owner of those records, and with limited exceptions (personal medical records held by health departments, criminal investigations still in progress, etc.), they should be given those records as quickly as possible after the request. I spent two decades overseeing my sections basically living by this idea. But there are reasonable limits (see example above) and when a person abuses the FOIA process as a way to express their anger or "stick it to the man" then those limits have been exceeded.
"...it’s generally a sign that a company has lost its ability to innovate."
A really good sign that they've lost the ability to innovate is all of the hip and hoopla (and moola) they've sunk into Second Life 2.0, officially known as Metaverse.
Or should it be Third Life? Second Life 3D?
It could be that the reported new version, United Soviet Socialist Republic, is so named to avoid copyright/trademark issues with the owners of the old "Union of" brand.
It even works out that way for the abbreviation, since the word for 'united' is объединенный. So CCCP would be replaced with OCCP.
But if this holds true to any of the trademark issues reported here at TD, it will wind up in court. But the defendants won't show, having succumbed to a puzzling death due to exposure to radiation, nerve agents, or the mysterious substance, uppsydaisium.
"So, unless the Russian government is willing to airdrop tanks and troops onto the campuses of US service providers, the companies are free to do what they want."
Let's not give Vlad the Invader any ideas.
"Why, that's so crazy, it just might work!"
Creating a no-fly list, whether shared by the airlines or handled by the Feds, is treating the symptom after the disease has started. Kind of like antibiotics...you have to get sick first for them to work. Better idea: primary prevention. Many of these incidents seem to be, at least from my readings, linked to the consumption of excessive amounts of alcohol, ergo, limit its sale, both in the terminal and on the plane.
I'm not that great at math, but I believe that Hertz's 0.014% chance of getting me tossed in the pokey, while it might be described by some as infinitesimal, is still infinitely higher than the rest of the rental industry's combined 0.000%. So guess where I'm not renting a car ever.
That would be interesting except it won't happen. They would have to disclose in court (pronounced "make public") what part of the other guy's software infringed/mimics/rips off theirs, and prove that that part is, in fact, in their software. I think that they have to stick to slagging the other guy to potential customers.
Perhaps we shouldn't be so harsh. Using two different companies' malware - including an Israeli one - is evidence that the Egyptians are trying to become more diverse and inclusive. OK, so it's not a cause for celebration, but it's the effort that counts, right?
"It's still hoovering up location data from app developers who either don't know or don't care that this data is buyable through data brokers."
Don't be surprised if lawyers from Techtronic Industries (the parent company of The Hoover Company) with too much time on their hands would like to have a word with you about your use of their trademarked name.