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(Twitter)   Disney is trying to claim that a T&C they just uploaded onto their own website gives them ownership of tweets containing #MayThe4th   (twitter.com) divider line
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2020-04-27 1:35:11 PM  
Original Tweet:

 
2020-04-27 1:56:10 PM  
Hah. No.
 
2020-04-27 1:56:32 PM  
May the Force be with you*

*terms and conditions may apply
 
2020-04-27 1:56:39 PM  
O thats going to end badly
 
2020-04-27 1:56:44 PM  
Disney sucks

/he screams into the void...
 
2020-04-27 1:57:05 PM  
Just how many times can one tag a goatse post with #MayThe4th I wonder
 
2020-04-27 1:57:27 PM  
Pretty sure Star Wars day existed before the Mouse bought Lucasfilm.
 
2020-04-27 1:57:30 PM  
I prefer May 25th, personally.

I wonder which faceless media conglomerate owns the conversation around that IP?
 
2020-04-27 1:57:34 PM  
That hashtag is going to be wretched hive of scum and villainy
 
2020-04-27 1:57:55 PM  
Not sure what the hell Disney is thinking here, because if you post on Twitter, the terms of use that apply are Twitter's, not Disney.

Lawyers are gonna have a field day laughing at this.
 
2020-04-27 1:58:05 PM  
#MayTheFource now trending
 
2020-04-27 1:58:22 PM  
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2020-04-27 1:59:48 PM  
Did Twatter agree to this?

Seems like Twatter already owns your twats
 
2020-04-27 1:59:59 PM  
By replying to this post, you agree to my use of the message and your account name in all media and my terms of use, whatever I decide they are.

#MayThe4th
 
2020-04-27 2:00:49 PM  

derpes_simplex: Just how many times can one tag a goatse post with #MayThe4th I wonder


Pretty much my initial thought when I saw that.
 
2020-04-27 2:00:56 PM  
Now that's chutzpah.  Walt Disney would not approve.

/Walt hated the Jooos, you know
 
2020-04-27 2:01:46 PM  
Sorry, I can't abide the taunting of people who lisp.
 
2020-04-27 2:01:49 PM  
The House of Mouse legal department can tongue my bung.
#Maythe4th
 
2020-04-27 2:01:53 PM  

Original: Original Tweet:


Post kiddie porn under that hashtag.
 
2020-04-27 2:02:03 PM  
I just checked and the hashtag is officially polluted. Nice work everyone.

Be safe, don't get captured.
 
2020-04-27 2:02:08 PM  
Literally, right below the Disney feed...
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2020-04-27 2:04:14 PM  
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ouch.
 
2020-04-27 2:04:32 PM  
I've alwayth thought that #MayThe4th was inthenthitive towardth thoth with lithpth.
 
2020-04-27 2:04:33 PM  

gilgigamesh: Now that's chutzpah.  Walt Disney would not approve.

/Walt hated the Jooos, you know


Literally, right under that....
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2020-04-27 2:05:52 PM  

X-Geek: I've alwayth thought that #MayThe4th was inthenthitive towardth thoth with lithpth.


Dammit - missed one
 
2020-04-27 2:07:57 PM  
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2020-04-27 2:09:48 PM  
Disney is altering the deal. Pray they don't alter it any further.
 
2020-04-27 2:12:03 PM  

lifeslammer: O thats going to end badly


It's like they are new to the Internet.
 
2020-04-27 2:13:38 PM  

Weatherkiss: Pretty sure Star Wars day existed before the Mouse bought Lucasfilm.


Regardless, I'm positive that dates in general existed before then.
 
2020-04-27 2:13:50 PM  
If i understand the awfulness of Twitter there's going to be a lot of people with the last name Wasright and the given name Hitler tweeting at Disney that day
 
2020-04-27 2:18:04 PM  
I've got a bad feeling about this.
 
2020-04-27 2:18:14 PM  
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2020-04-27 2:18:55 PM  
Not to be the spoilsport, but that looks like just typical Disney overlawering -- looking at the Disney terms of use it appears that Disney isn't claiming ownership of the tweets, just the right to reuse them in perpetuity for free.  Which they already have by Twitter terms of use.
 
2020-04-27 2:19:05 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Not sure what the hell Disney is thinking here, because if you post on Twitter, the terms of use that apply are Twitter's, not Disney.

Lawyers are gonna have a field day laughing at this.


It's if you post on their website, not Twitter.  And all Disney is saying is if you do post on their website, they can use that post for publicity, you know like every other damn public post.

Disney is actually doing the right thing here.  They're taking a right that they already have and publicly reminding you that they actually have it.  When you demand transparency in what big corporations do, this is what you're asking for.
 
2020-04-27 2:19:29 PM  

lifeslammer: O thats going to end badly


Wait, are not we supposed to say, "I have a bad feeling about this?" to stay in the trope?
 
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2020-04-27 2:19:35 PM  
I'm a critic of legal overreach, but reading is fundamental here, people.  They're saying if you reply to their tweet that they can use it.  They're not claiming they own every tweet with the hashtag.
 
2020-04-27 2:19:50 PM  

Palined Parenthood: I've got a bad feeling about this.


Dangit.  By one minute
 
2020-04-27 2:20:11 PM  
Sounds a bit like the LA Dodgers copyrighting "Los Doyers..."
 
2020-04-27 2:20:21 PM  
It's sad that now Disney owns Star Wars it will never, ever be in the public domain.
Today:  Want the complete works of Willie Shakes?  Free.
500 years from today:  Want to jack that old reelie Star Wars into your cerebrumator?  That'll be 45 quidbitz.
 
2020-04-27 2:20:48 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Not sure what the hell Disney is thinking here, because if you post on Twitter, the terms of use that apply are Twitter's, not Disney.

Lawyers are gonna have a field day laughing at this.


If someone is using your IP on Twitter they have to follow your terms of use. Of course that could get messy when it conflicts with Twitter's terms of service.

Of course I also doubt that Disney owns any defensible IP to "Maythe4th".

Honestly, I would wager they just wanted to ensure they can use the responses to their tweet in marketing materials and pointed to a standard terms of service to do so. They should have found a better way to do that (like just saying that in their tweet.
 
2020-04-27 2:21:52 PM  

Mindlock: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Not sure what the hell Disney is thinking here, because if you post on Twitter, the terms of use that apply are Twitter's, not Disney.

Lawyers are gonna have a field day laughing at this.

It's if you post on their website, not Twitter.  And all Disney is saying is if you do post on their website, they can use that post for publicity, you know like every other damn public post.

Disney is actually doing the right thing here.  They're taking a right that they already have and publicly reminding you that they actually have it.  When you demand transparency in what big corporations do, this is what you're asking for.


Mild correction; it is Twitter that the post are put up on.  I saw the link and assumed that it was directing you to their website.

Still they are publicly reminding you that you're using a public service and they have the right to reuse your post.
 
2020-04-27 2:21:52 PM  
George Lucas created an amazing story, and then puked all over the fans with Jar Jar, Greedo shoots first....

And Disney is continuing that proud tradition today.
 
2020-04-27 2:22:04 PM  
 
2020-04-27 2:22:28 PM  
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2020-04-27 2:22:41 PM  
When I find a mouse in my house I don't give it a cute name.  I borrow the neighbor's cat.
#Maythe4th
 
2020-04-27 2:22:59 PM  

Mindlock: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Not sure what the hell Disney is thinking here, because if you post on Twitter, the terms of use that apply are Twitter's, not Disney.

Lawyers are gonna have a field day laughing at this.

It's if you post on their website, not Twitter.  And all Disney is saying is if you do post on their website, they can use that post for publicity, you know like every other damn public post.

Disney is actually doing the right thing here.  They're taking a right that they already have and publicly reminding you that they actually have it.  When you demand transparency in what big corporations do, this is what you're asking for.


I'll have you know that no one has rights to any words I may or may not type on the Internet. I have publicly stated this on Facebook, which means can't touch this.

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2020-04-27 2:24:01 PM  
#MaytheFourth dick up your ass be bigger than the last.
 
2020-04-27 2:24:35 PM  

Desert Tripper: Sounds a bit like the LA Dodgers copyrighting "Los Doyers..."


Trademark.  And that's a lot more specific than a date on a calendar.
 
2020-04-27 2:24:56 PM  

Myrdinn: lifeslammer: O thats going to end badly

Wait, are not we supposed to say, "I have a bad feeling about this?" to stay in the trope?


We're doomed.
 
2020-04-27 2:27:57 PM  
"May the 4th ??"
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Ron Howard:"That's right Michael, GFY Disney!"
 
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