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(The Verge)   Any first-year law student knows tying agreements are illegal, but dropout Zuckerberg seems to think only providing video without the audio unless a Reels recorded video is posted is acceptable behavior and engenders goodwill in the tech community   (theverge.com) divider line
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2022-08-18 3:10:38 PM  
Tying arrangements are not necessarily unlawful.  Antitrust concerns are raised by tying arrangements to the extent that they are used to maintain or augment the seller's pre-existing market power or impair competition on the merits in the market for the tied product.
 
2022-08-18 4:35:48 PM  
so let me see if i get the pissy here.

company that makes product X, and wants to be profitable, actuality expects the end user of the service to you know, actually do the stuff that the service might earn monye for. And the part where you just use their tools, but skip out on the part where they might earn any money, but  you want to skip out on that and are getting all pissy that you can't just exploit one part of the business's offering for your own gains while stiffing the bueinss for their gains?

is that what this is about? and somehow just cause the tool in question is attached to the world's living butt pimple we assume to be on the side of rightness against them then?
 
2022-08-18 4:41:08 PM  
I've never used TikTok but sometimes see the videos on Facebook.

Inversely Reels is ALWAYS in my face on Facebook and the few times I've watched one it's been garbage synthesized voices over the top of a stupid (and not in the good way) video.

And I can't get rid of it from my feed.

Reels sucks.
 
2022-08-18 4:42:32 PM  
Also the tech community neither uses Reels as described in the article nor TikTok.

This only harms the "non-tech savvy influencer" community.

Tech community that would use TikTok/Reels use proper cameras and editing tools.
 
2022-08-18 5:29:31 PM  
A first year law student that "knows tying agreement are illegal" is not going to make it to second year...

https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/tying_arrangement
 
2022-08-18 5:50:18 PM  
If tying arrangements weren't legal, cable companies would've had to stop bundling.  They obviously haven't.
 
2022-08-18 6:54:44 PM  
Antitrust is normally an elective 2L course
 
2022-08-19 12:21:26 AM  

PvtStash: so let me see if i get the pissy here.

company that makes product X, and wants to be profitable, actuality expects the end user of the service to you know, actually do the stuff that the service might earn monye for. And the part where you just use their tools, but skip out on the part where they might earn any money, but  you want to skip out on that and are getting all pissy that you can't just exploit one part of the business's offering for your own gains while stiffing the bueinss for their gains?

is that what this is about? and somehow just cause the tool in question is attached to the world's living butt pimple we assume to be on the side of rightness against them then?


Yes, but your didn't mention the part about idiots just using camera and video editing apps on their phone... Which instead they are using social media embedded crappy apps.

Some people will avoid using the right tool for the job purely because it would require thinking or learning.

Waaaah, I don't want a more robust, easier to use, better app.
 
2022-08-19 3:09:23 AM  

dyhchong: Also the tech community neither uses Reels as described in the article nor TikTok.

This only harms the "non-tech savvy influencer" community.

Tech community that would use TikTok/Reels use proper cameras and editing tools.


I've never used either TikTok or Facebook, but I do work with some very popular and tech savvy (adult) content producers who NORMALLY use pro gear in production but also make use of mobile devices and tools to give some of their content an amateurish or less polished feel.

This is done for example to make it look like there aren't $5000 worth of lighting and C stands just out of frame, or that my friend doesn't have a couple production assistants and someone with a degree in cinematography on hand to craft her iphone selfies.

It's also true that pros can do great work even with crummy tools and will sometimes accept constraints like that as a personal challenge.
 
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