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Apr 16
54

It sucks but I'm not going to come down on a company for not basing phone policies on random shooters.  

Apr 15
7

I am asking the same questions. I understand his feeling of being left out, but it also seems strange to say he should be entitled to a meaningful cut of the proceeds when he most likely signed a contract signing over to Marvel all of the rights to the IP of his character a very long time ago. Read more

Apr 15
16

Here is a better example than what you described. There is some person(s) who are/were employee(s) of Apple who were the ones who made massive design ideas to the first iPhone. They were massive, really why the thing took off designs, that were copied for the basis of all Smartphones as we now know them (maybe the Read more

Apr 15
45

Once again, i09 has discovered and is offended by the reality of work-for-hire employment. Brubaker didn’t create Winter Soldier in some dark age of intellectual property rights, he did it in 2005 - more than a decade after Image Comics was founded. He knew what he was signing on for. If he didn’t want to forfeit Read more

Apr 15
14

Fuel for the fire ... as with all intellectual property rights discussions, creators are given too much credit. People rush to say there would be no Winter Soldier without its creator. People forget there would be no Winter Soldier unless some ruthless corporation paid some poor defenseless creator to dream up said Read more

Apr 15
20

The disparity definitely looks shitty in hindsight, as if Brubaker did all the work and Marvel got all the money. But think about it: if Brubaker had drawn his own comic with this character, would he have made all that money instead? Or was the money made because Marvel (Disney) is a marketing behemoth with a huge IP Read more

Apr 15
6

Your logo argument doesn’t hold up too much, because it’s hard to argue that a logo was instrumental in a band’s success. Read more

Apr 15
12

If they worked as a contract employee, they aren’t owed anything outside the terms of their contract. Morally, they should be compensated for their work crossing to different media but it doesn’t seem their legal position is analogous to something like musicians renegotiating deals for home video releases and whatnot. Read more

Apr 15
15

I wonder about this a lot—what the best way to compensate those artists is. Obviously what we’re doing now is pretty shitty. At the same time, when you’re talking about something like a movie being made that references their creation, how do you scale that? And if a ton of artists have contributed over the years, how Read more

Apr 15
53

I’m not being facetious, but can someone explain to me the difference between this and if, say, my graphic design job had me do paid work and that work somehow went on to be part of making millions of dollars?

When “someone” is hired to do a job, and the product/result/fruits of that labor becomes “someone else’s Read more

Apr 13
3

This. Saw the headline. Stared at the damn thing for 30 seconds trying to figure out what the deal was. Had to start reading the article to see what they meant.

Apr 13
30

yea i had to squint real hard to turn that Fi in to a Square looking A , perhaps vision quality plays a factor here to ?

Apr 13
112

On first glance I read it as Final Battle. Even after reading the article it took me a second to realize why you thought it was Anal Battle.

Apr 13
54

Damn I guess I have an evil twin who wrote all these positive smartwatch reviews this past year. Here I was thinking I rarely write overtly negative reviews.

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Apr 7
4

That’s definitely a good start. I’d say get them everywhere people leave their cars for at least 30 minutes. Convert parking meters in cities to also be EV chargers. Bars, restaurants, movie theaters, malls, parking structures at hospitals/airports/offices/everywhere. Read more

Apr 7
3

For areas, placing charging stations in work place parking lots make sense. The vehicle is parked for a long period of time with no expectations of driving away after a short time. They don’t even have to be high amperage stations.

Jul 21 2010
309

@cmdrfire: Much easier to read a headline and then post a comment than read the whole post. Who reads anymore anyway, that's pre-9/11 stuff.