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Business owner puts up large pro-gun billboard

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ryan3465, Mar 5, 2013.

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  1. somerandomguy

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    Hehehe USS Enterprise facepalm. I lol'd.
     
  2. jerkface11

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    Sounds like some of you have never heard of the MPAA.
     
  3. jcwit

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    Why not? Lawyers, States, and LE have been doing it for years.
     
  4. somerandomguy

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    They're politicians, do you really want to become a politician? Everyone hates lawyers and politicians, do you really want to be one of the most hated people in the United States??? (As in less popular than cockroaches or headlice?) LOL
     
  5. gfanikf

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    Hate on lawyers all you want, cry when I can afford to buy a transferable mg. Mwahahahaahah
     
  6. BaltimoreBoy

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    "Keep in mind reading the EFF in regards to copyright is like reading a VPC paper on the 2A."

    A better analogy is that computer technology is an analog to an AR-15.

    The anti's want to cripple these machines in order to preserve their business models. So unreasonable laws are written and modifications deleterious to your use of your own hardware are built by government fiat into the electronic products one purchases.

    Emotional appeals are employed in both instances. In one case it is always for 'the children' in the second case it is for 'the artist'.

    Close examination reveals this does not happen to be true in either case.
     
  7. somerandomguy

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    Lmao, never said you guys weren't rich. ;)
     
  8. gfanikf

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    Lol I wish!
     
  9. Arkansas Paul

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    Actually, I'm going out of my way to become one of them. After the Bachelor's is finished, I'll be applying to law school. :)
     
  10. Texshooter

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    Thank you!

    Unbelievable that all the lawyer types (so smart) never even mentioned that possibility.
     
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    Mentioned what?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
     
  12. CharlieBT

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    Pick and choose parts of the Constitution? I'm 3/5ths for that. The other 2/5ths of me won't compromise, and the 2A falls in that category. So sue me.
     
  13. somerandomguy

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    You not liking the constitution has caused me emotional distress and pain and suffering. LAWSUIT INITIATED. :neener:
     
  14. zorro45

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    Just think of it as a very large ADT sign on the business. If I were a robber, that's one place I would avoid. Of course in Maine just about everybody has a gun so its not a very robber-friendly state.
     
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    I don't know; I like the overall message of the billboard just don't care for the Dirty Harry connection. A little bit too contrived for my sensibilities.
     
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    Amen; what does IP have to do with our beloved RKBA threads? Understood on the obvious risk here, but we're buzz-killing the beauty of it.
     
  17. Texshooter

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    that the owner of the billboard might already have permission.
     
  18. gfanikf

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    Yeah I doubt that WB was going to license him the right to use that image. At best he could claim is a fair use defense, but no way that was licensed.
     
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    Man.... what's with all the lawyer-hate? Jeebus. We're like the scapegoats of the professional world.

    Not as good of an idea as it used to be. It's waaay off topic for this thread so PM me if you're interested in discussing the pros/cons of this course of action, but it's definitely not the world of practice that it was 10 years ago.
     
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    So you're going to make an argument based on the assumption that the business owner did not first gain permission?

    Is that standard practice to operate under assumption?
     
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    If I was a mod, I'd lock this puppy.
     
  22. gfanikf

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    I'm going to make an educated guess as a copyright lawyer who does extensive work in licensing.
     
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    I stopped listening after the word "guess"... To make an "educated" guess, you would need to be educated on this particular instance, and since all we really know is that some guy stuck dirty harry on a billboard, then my guess is just as good as yours at this point.

    I've worked on computers for over a decade and have a BS in computer science as well as A+ and N+ certifications, but I wouldn't use this as a relevant argument to make an "educated guess" about somebody's computer issues when all they have told me is "My computer isn't working". So why would the fact that you do copyright law have any bearing on an issue where you know no relevant details about this business owner and the steps he took before having this billboard made? Maybe I just prefer informed decisions over educated guesses...I'm weird that way...

    I'm done with this argument now...I like the billboard personally, and if it gets taken down because the owner broke some copyright law, then so be it...it'll be fun while it lasts.
     
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    I seriously doubt he intended the billboard to be anti-2A, seeing as how he quoted the 2A at the bottom. What I don't understand is why were the first comments and many following to be to say something along the lines of "oh he's gonna get sued, IP infringement, and all the negativity about Dirty Harry being a cop and him having the gun and not us"? Are you all freaking kidding me?!?!?

    Now the cops are against us too right? "Well they are in New York and California" so a couple bad apples and now cops are bad? Sound fimiliar? Kinda like some whackos with guns giving all of us a bad name? You all amaze me. Talk about hipocracy. Last time I checked, cops were citizens also.

    There was a time when people envisioned being like Dirty Harry. No frills, didn't take $&?@ from no one, save the day hero cop who got the job done. Maybe why so many people bought model 29's?? Not anymore. So sad. I love my 29. And I love that billboard.

    But who cares. Lets bash on LEO's (how many members of THR are cops?) and lets find some reason to bash a gun owner who put up a billboard.
     
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    And how did you come with this conclusion? Do you have all the facts of the case?
     
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