By reading this comment, you agree to pay me $500 billion dollars (or, alternatively, pay on an installment plan with reasonable interest) with no chance for arbitration. And if you do take me to court and I loose, you agree to pay me anyway.
Just imagine what happens when people who actually do have the skills jump in.
I can imagine it pretty clearly. ICE fights endlessly and fruitlessly to keep doing what they're doing, thinking their NEXT solution to the problem will be the end-all answer.
Oh no. Does this mean we have to start memorizing people's phone numbers again?
I was actually thinking about this recently from another angle. What if someone got a tattoo of someone else's intellectual property (say, Mickey Mouse)? Would the owner of that IP have any legal grounds to say that the tattooed individual can't allow that tattoo to be displayed in certain situations? What if the tattooee was getting paid to, say, show off their tattoos? Would Disney in this case have any claim on that money?
I'm certainly no legal expert, so there may be clear and obvious answers to my questions. Just something I was thinking about.
And why does Sony (who really should know better) think that this strategy will be effective this time, when every single time a company has reacted this way it has backfired in a big, bad way?
Because that's how Sony is. They have demonstrated continually throughout their recent history that they are a poorly managed company. They're pretty good at making stuff, but outside of that, they don't know what they're doing.