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(Wired UK)   In other news, TechnoViking doesn't get how the internet works   (wired.co.uk) divider line 11
    More: Asinine, Matthias Fritsch, personality rights  
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2013-10-15 12:09:17 PM
3 votes:
Again?::checks article::Oh, it's the same article that was published in June.
2013-10-15 11:56:58 AM
3 votes:

the_sidewinder: Streisand effect


Not completely applicable. The defendant was making a fair bit of money off of Technoviking. While some of the demands are obviously ignorant (it's on the Internet, it ain't getting unpublished), it's not absurd that Technoviking should have some control of the use of his likeness. T-shirts, etc. are completely out of bounds and the defendant should have known better. The "well, this is just meme culture" isn't an excuse.
2013-10-15 11:56:17 AM
3 votes:
Huh, never saw the video until today.

THANKS, TECHNOVIKING!
2013-10-15 11:50:32 AM
3 votes:
The  Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the  of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the.  -Wikipedia
2013-10-15 01:16:56 PM
2 votes:
Did someone screw with fark or is every person commenting in this thread illiterate?

Missing words, missing letters, terrible composition... seriously guys, it's like trying to read 4th grade homework.  This is above and beyond the typical "I don't care" typing we get here most often, this is an outright assault on grammar.
2013-10-15 01:12:04 PM
2 votes:
The video still makes me laugh after all these years. If he was smart he would start making appearances as Technoviking
2013-10-15 03:42:35 PM
1 votes:

DoomPaul: I generally agree. If I'm a photographer and take a picture of someone in public, I should be allowed to sell that picture. Like that famous picture of the Afghan girl in National Geographic. But making additional products on someone's likeness beyond the picture is going too far.


I generally try not to offer legal advice over the internet, but this is just plain wrong in some areas of the world. "Right of publicity" is the usual term in parts of the USA where it's put into law; it goes by other names in other countries. Basically, those laws say that "Even if you are in public with no expectation of privacy, your image can not be used commercially without a license." in some variation.

So the film guy claims he might not have even made the video that he posted to his website, doesn't matter. That would be copyright infringement. And if he had even a little bit of that blog or site directing commercial traffic to him, or any ads, it would violate the "right of publicity" laws of most places.

Now, if the film guy was smart, he'd offer to pull the video from everyplace he actually put it up, and then offer to give Mr. Viking the copyright. Let Mr. Viking send out the DMCA notices and see how warped the internet is. But doing so would have gotten him out of most of the trouble he was in. And if he didn't film the original video, then just admit to copyright infringement and offer to pay a reasonable fine to the original videographer if they will step forward. Chances are, they wouldn't.
2013-10-15 02:55:50 PM
1 votes:
Oh look socialists trying to crush free speech.

How 1940's germany
... or 2000's USA.
2013-10-15 02:41:21 PM
1 votes:

Warlordtrooper: t3knomanser: the_sidewinder: Streisand effect

Not completely applicable. The defendant was making a fair bit of money off of Technoviking. While some of the demands are obviously ignorant (it's on the Internet, it ain't getting unpublished), it's not absurd that Technoviking should have some control of the use of his likeness. T-shirts, etc. are completely out of bounds and the defendant should have known better. The "well, this is just meme culture" isn't an excuse.

The video was taken during a live event with the guys own phone. Your logic would mean that any celebrity could stop any pictures of them from being published no matter where or how they were taken. The existence of the paparazzi disproves this

That's not how it works. There is no expectation of privacy in a public place


But this isn't about privacy, as such.  This is about the defendant knowingly marketing and making money off of Technoviking.
If his lawyer is smart, he will be able to at least get a cut of the proceeds.
2013-10-15 01:17:13 PM
1 votes:

comhcinc: steamingpile: PainInTheASP: Huh, never saw the video until today.

THANKS, TECHNOVIKING!

He always seemed like a douche in the video anyways bullying those around him so fark off German douchebag.

You know what other German like bullying people around him?


Merkel
2013-10-15 12:09:51 PM
1 votes:
So really he's Luddite viking?
 
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