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Feb 11 charlieonthehill commented on That'swhatshesaid Receives Third Cease and Desist, This Time from Dramatists Play Service, Inc..
(I meant @3 thanks for posting for our reference. But @2 not bad. Sorry I'm new here.)
Feb 11 charlieonthehill commented on That'swhatshesaid Receives Third Cease and Desist, This Time from Dramatists Play Service, Inc..
@2, thanks for posting that

@9 mostly agree, also much is squeezed from a bluff of an expensive lawsuit that no one except the attorneys want.

This is really interesting if also disappointing to watch evolve, and I really hope it's performed again so I can go see it. I think it's important to keep in mind the incentives and risks involved in writing threatening legal letters: unfortunately it costs very little to write them and the consequences for erroneously doing so are much less (excepting unforeseen notoriety) than failing to and being perceived as letting down clients. It's also noteworthy that the attorney refused to make a statement about fair use, let alone asserted what specific damages could be sought; I wouldn't take a threat seriously without such an argument. But sadly and understandably a tiny theatre is intimidated by the perceived risk.

Is there a legal defense fund/org that could bring parity to the conflict?
Oct 14, 2011 charlieonthehill commented on Fuck You, Big Banks.
Twinstar credit union is where it's at, my friends.

How does 2.5% interest on your checking account sound?

Stay with me here- you'll need to do 12 debit card transactions per month (no fees!) and have direct deposit set up, but that's it.

And you can set up the account online without driving to their closest branch, which is in Renton. www.twinstarcu.com

You're welcome.
Aug 1, 2009 charlieonthehill commented on Primary Endorsements.
Dear Stranger,

I'm a little scared about how professional and expensive the mailer I received from 'Stop The Seattle Bag Tax' (Paid for by the American Chemistry Council) was. It wouldn't hurt to point out the misleading or gaping-hole ridden arguments they present.

Hopefully we'll all just vote for it, no brainer. But I'd be frightened if it didn't pass because of the money dumped on it.

While you're at it, how about pushing for canvas reusable bags instead of plastic ones? Hmm...