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(NBC News)   The person who leaked the Jay Z/Solange fight video has been identified and fired, is reportedly crying all the way to the bank   (nbcnews.com) divider line 30
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2014-05-15 08:17:35 AM  
Yeah, and he is going to have the everliving shiat sued out of him.
 
2014-05-15 08:42:05 AM  
And good luck ever getting a job in security and surveillance again.

If TMZ paid more than $1,000 for that video I would be shocked.  The former employee is gonna have to pay a lot more than that in legal fees.
 
2014-05-15 10:26:55 AM  
Hooooooray for stupidmitter
 
2014-05-15 10:27:06 AM  

BizarreMan: And good luck ever getting a job in security and surveillance again.

If TMZ paid more than $1,000 for that video I would be shocked.  The former employee is gonna have to pay a lot more than that in legal fees.


Heard something on the radio today that they paid 250K for that shiat.
 
2014-05-15 10:30:06 AM  

BizarreMan: If TMZ paid more than $1,000 for that video I would be shocked.


They paid 250 times that.
 
2014-05-15 10:30:34 AM  

nitefallz: BizarreMan: And good luck ever getting a job in security and surveillance again.

If TMZ paid more than $1,000 for that video I would be shocked.  The former employee is gonna have to pay a lot more than that in legal fees.

Heard something on the radio today that they paid 250K for that shiat.


I have no trouble in believing that. There was a Rolling Stone article linked on Fark a while back that had some details of the cash TMZ doles out for still pictures. This is a video and is a pretty big win for TMZ.
 
2014-05-15 10:30:55 AM  
Our long national nightmare is finally over.
 
2014-05-15 10:35:06 AM  
I wiz eatin' ma orange
Then in comes Solange

I ate her too.
 
2014-05-15 10:35:53 AM  
No1curr
 
2014-05-15 10:49:59 AM  
Yeah, between tax on the $250k and legal costs even if he wins plus no job and that money isn't going to last very long. I'm sure the hotel will have no problem convincing a court that the video was its property and that $250k should be theirs.

If he has to pay the full $250k to the hotel but the IRS still demand he pay the tax on it he is really screwed.
 
2014-05-15 10:50:46 AM  
BizarreMan: And good luck ever getting a job in security and surveillance again.

If TMZ paid more than $1,000 for that video I would be shocked.  The former employee is gonna have to pay a lot more than that in legal fees.


nitefallz: Heard something on the radio today that they paid 250K for that shiat.

Yeah well he's not going to be able to hold on to that money.  Standard Hotel will have to sue the guy to restore their reputation and deter present and future employees from doing the same thing.
 
2014-05-15 11:04:31 AM  
don't know how much TMZ paid them for that vid but I bet it won't cover their lawyers fees
 
2014-05-15 11:20:28 AM  
Fark Lawyer brigade, I ask a question.

Can the hotel sue TMZ for stolen property?
 
2014-05-15 12:13:38 PM  
That guy's best option is to take his 250K and get the hell out of town...
Move to Austin, TX or something...figure out a new identity...I dunno how, but read up on it, the internet provides all info...
Then buy a nice 100-150K house.
And join the "weird" life...become a bartender, some kind of job you can get paid mostly in cash for...and that won't investigate your fake ID much.
And there you go...
He doesn't pay a dime in court costs.
Wala!
 
2014-05-15 12:29:21 PM  
They don't call 'em bartenders in Austin these days, they are "mixologists".
F#cking hipster douchebags.
 
2014-05-15 12:39:58 PM  

Rawhead Rex: That guy's best option is to take his 250K and get the hell out of town...
Move to Austin, TX or something...figure out a new identity...I dunno how, but read up on it, the internet provides all info...
Then buy a nice 100-150K house.
And join the "weird" life...become a bartender, some kind of job you can get paid mostly in cash for...and that won't investigate your fake ID much.
And there you go...
He doesn't pay a dime in court costs.
Wala!

...another country and never return to the US.

Problem is $250k isn't really enough to do that except in some underdeveloped countries. In the UK $250k would just about buy you a one bed started terrace home is a reasonably cheap area well outside of London.
 
2014-05-15 01:57:55 PM  
I don't know the details of this case but hypothetically if he recorded the surveillance video off of one of their monitors, did he really 'steal' anything that belonged to the hotel?  I don't think so.

What he did should get him fired(or her if it's a woman).  As far as hurting the hotel's reputation, don't they have to prove that?  Don't they have to show damages?

What I think should happen is the guests sue the hotel, IF the hotel promised some kind of confidentiality to all its guests.  Otherwise the guests are out of luck.  The hotel can then in turn sue the security guard, but still have to show damages.

If the guard took a piece of property, like flash memory with that video on it, then I can see the criminal(theft) and civil offenses.
 
2014-05-15 01:58:23 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-05-15 02:03:24 PM  
Jay Z/Solange fight

Who won?
 
2014-05-15 02:24:07 PM  
the NBA needs to remove him from ownership of the nets.
 
2014-05-15 02:29:18 PM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: the NBA needs to remove him from ownership of the nets.


He already gave that up to found his sports agency.
 
2014-05-15 02:36:30 PM  
Put me down as thinking the whole thing was staged.
 
2014-05-15 02:48:46 PM  

Birnone: I don't know the details of this case but hypothetically if he recorded the surveillance video off of one of their monitors, did he really 'steal' anything that belonged to the hotel?  I don't think so.

What he did should get him fired(or her if it's a woman).  As far as hurting the hotel's reputation, don't they have to prove that?  Don't they have to show damages?

What I think should happen is the guests sue the hotel, IF the hotel promised some kind of confidentiality to all its guests.  Otherwise the guests are out of luck.  The hotel can then in turn sue the security guard, but still have to show damages.

If the guard took a piece of property, like flash memory with that video on it, then I can see the criminal(theft) and civil offenses.


He didn't "steal" anything, unless he took a physical DVD-ROM or something. It was Copyright infringement. No different to you taking a camera into a theatre and filming a movie.
 
2014-05-15 03:04:59 PM  

Flint Ironstag: Yeah, between tax on the $250k and legal costs even if he wins plus no job and that money isn't going to last very long. I'm sure the hotel will have no problem convincing a court that the video was its property and that $250k should be theirs.
If he has to pay the full $250k to the hotel but the IRS still demand he pay the tax on it he is really screwed.


You all keep in mind that s/he didn't think s/he was going to get caught. I'd probably do it, too, just to be an asshole. .....no, actually I wouldn't. I'd find some way to make sure the story made the rounds, though.
 
2014-05-15 03:43:57 PM  

Birnone: I don't know the details of this case but hypothetically if he recorded the surveillance video off of one of their monitors, did he really 'steal' anything that belonged to the hotel?  I don't think so.

What he did should get him fired(or her if it's a woman).  As far as hurting the hotel's reputation, don't they have to prove that?  Don't they have to show damages?


I believe that proving actual damages is necessary to prevail in a case against the former employee. However, the hotel can actually file suit against the former employee without having to prove anything. Even if they don't feel they can prove actual damages, they may still file suit because from a PR standpoint, they need to be able to communicate to the general public that they are doing something to address this serious breach of trust. I don't know for sure, but I get the feeling that by the time the dust has settled, this former employee will regret what he did.

/not a lawyer
 
2014-05-15 03:53:33 PM  
I've seen a few security rooms and in every case they were being watched as well. It probably only took a few seconds to find the person.
 
2014-05-15 04:21:49 PM  

Atomic Spunk: Birnone: I don't know the details of this case but hypothetically if he recorded the surveillance video off of one of their monitors, did he really 'steal' anything that belonged to the hotel?  I don't think so.

What he did should get him fired(or her if it's a woman).  As far as hurting the hotel's reputation, don't they have to prove that?  Don't they have to show damages?

I believe that proving actual damages is necessary to prevail in a case against the former employee. However, the hotel can actually file suit against the former employee without having to prove anything. Even if they don't feel they can prove actual damages, they may still file suit because from a PR standpoint, they need to be able to communicate to the general public that they are doing something to address this serious breach of trust. I don't know for sure, but I get the feeling that by the time the dust has settled, this former employee will regret what he did.

/not a lawyer


The damage to the reputation of the hotel is probably easy to claim. Celebs like privacy and secrecy, what happens in the hotel stays in the hotel. The thought that the place is full of guys recording the CCTV and running off to sell footage to TMZ could easily hurt business.

Also with copyright you can claim actual damages and statutory damages, and there are several arguments that can be used to calculate their "loss". That this work will not have been registered at the Copyright Office means they cannot claim statutory damages and legal fees but they can go after the profit the guy made.

/Not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV.
 
2014-05-15 04:55:38 PM  

Flint Ironstag: Rawhead Rex: That guy's best option is to take his 250K and get the hell out of town...
Move to Austin, TX or something...figure out a new identity...I dunno how, but read up on it, the internet provides all info...
Then buy a nice 100-150K house.
And join the "weird" life...become a bartender, some kind of job you can get paid mostly in cash for...and that won't investigate your fake ID much.
And there you go...
He doesn't pay a dime in court costs.
Wala! ...another country and never return to the US.

Problem is $250k isn't really enough to do that except in some underdeveloped countries. In the UK $250k would just about buy you a one bed started terrace home is a reasonably cheap area well outside of London.


I hear Edward Snowden is looking for a room mate.
 
2014-05-15 08:29:20 PM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: the NBA needs to remove him from ownership of the nets.


Wow, the NBA can remove you from teams you no longer own? Adam Silver really is good.
 
2014-05-16 02:07:30 AM  

italie: What_Would_Jimi_Do: the NBA needs to remove him from ownership of the nets.

Wow, the NBA can remove you from teams you no longer own? Adam Silver really is good.


They get to borrow Obama's time machine.
 
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