Friday, July 25, 2008

Just another silly season Friday..

In the immortal words of John MacEnroe..


You cannot be se-rious....

Someone do a LOL cat please? I CAN HAS LIVER WITH A NICE CHARDONNAY NAO PLIS?

It'd be good if it had the IT Crowd in it too :) (So hey, Judith, are they infringing personality rights too? is there an exception in the German law of personality for parody or comment)

Sez OUT_LAW:

"The Court looked into the degree to which the pursuit of artistic freedom interfered with the personality rights of Meiwes. It found that artistic freedom was not so powerful a right that it allowed for someone's life to be made into a horror film.

Meiwes advertised online for someone to be killed and eaten by him. Bernd J├╝rgen Brandes responded to his advert and tried to join Meiwes in eating his own severed penis before being killed and eaten."

But his life *IS * A HORROR FILM!!!

More legally: I'm all for autonomy, but do you have a right to assert your personality so as to gain a reward or remedy if it involves doing criminal acts?? Does a serial killer have a right to get a movie about him banned in germany because it's not horrible ENOUGH!? Surely there's some version of the Dworkinian principle of not profiting by your own wrong here?

Wow it's a great time to be a privacy lawyer. Nazi orgies (allegedly). German cannibals. Any guesses on what next?

EDIT: Ok, this next. But hey, haven't all the cool kids given up playing Scrabulous anyway?

Well that took a full ten minutes..

Also this, about which I can say little other than that it's about time they started selling close-target limited tactical nuclear strikes on eBay.

I think I'll go back to bed! :)

2 comments:

Abhishek said...

Nice !!!!

Abhishek
http://innovideas.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hey, I may even almost agree with you on the German cannibal (although I am still not entirely sure yet). But there are issue with this. Tell you what, you buy me a G'n T in a hotel bar and we'll debate it.