Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Aug 2009 14:45 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Legal Not too long ago, Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw explained he had found the perfect husband for Lara Croft: Jason Voorhees. They both have way too many sequels all following a default plot, they both murder a lot and spend a lot of time underground, but most of all: none of them will ever just die. In that light, I suggest another husband for Miss Croft: Darl McBride. Instant update: Darl McBride responds. See inside.
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Not random
by jack_perry on Tue 25th Aug 2009 16:50 UTC
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...[D]oes this mean a bunch of random people, possibly without any expertise or knowledge about these matters, get to decide who owns the copyrights?

They pick twelve jurors from a random jury pool, so it's not quite random. Among other things, the lawyers get to kick out some jurors. If they find that one of the jurors has as much intelligence as moss growing on a stone, either lawyer can object to him.

For the record: I (personally) have confidence in the common decency and sensibility of the average American citizen, even the morons. I say that under the assumption that the companies involved hire good lawyers, who lay out their cases properly.

Nor do I mean to say that Americans are better than common people everywhere. Having associated with common people in a lot of places, I think that they are generally decent and sensible.

Don't prove me wrong, guys...

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