Monday, 27 September 2010

bartleby the scrivener

I wonder if the State of Texas has levied a cease-and-desist order against the Republic of Chile for flag besmirchment. It is surely causing public confusion, what with all the attention to those trapped miners and that girl who fell down a well near Odessa, Texas back in the eighties that launched this breed of car-chase, tragically unfolding journalism. Maybe like the virtual office assistants or automated, frequently-asked-question regurgitators, there should be a pop-up solicitor, like the Great Gazoo, that gives warning that an image may be subject to copyright,
this video is no longer available in your country due to an agreement with some big recording label, litigation is in process or ownership is pending, or whether one's latest offering stands up to the rigours of ethical business practices. Maybe by making legal advice, whether asked for or not, into a hovering, cartoon attorney would make people less ligitious overall, since it would become something ignored or batted away like aggressive advertisements or End-User License Agreements (EULA).