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« on: September 18, 2020, 06:20 »
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https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53998711

Interesting 'viewpoint' from Netflix!


Uncle Pete

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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2020, 11:51 »
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https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53998711

Interesting 'viewpoint' from Netflix!

Thanks for a good read. 50% might seem high, but compared to the Netflix answer to the photographer, it's 100% gold.  :)

I wonder what the settlement actually was?

« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2020, 04:14 »
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https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53998711

Interesting 'viewpoint' from Netflix!

"You can't copyright mother nature!" Oh purleeze are netlix really so dumb!  ::)

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2020, 10:06 »
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https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53998711

Interesting 'viewpoint' from Netflix!

"You can't copyright mother nature!" Oh purleeze are netlix really so dumb!  ::)

It's called trying to BS someone out of claiming what is rightfully theirs. But very funny when you think about a bad attempt to fool the artist? I hope he was paid well.


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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2020, 15:57 »
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https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53998711

Interesting 'viewpoint' from Netflix!

"You can't copyright mother nature!" Oh purleeze are netlix really so dumb!  ::)

Quite the opposite. If they'd said "you can't copyright a photo of a natural phenomenon produced by mother nature" (for example) then that would have been a lie... and pretty dumb. And if they'd said "We used your copyrighted photo without permission and were fully ware what we were doing" then that would probably be true... but also pretty dumb to admit to.

"You can't copyright mother nature" is true... so they've provided a factual statement that while accurate, is unrelated to the issue at hand. As a result, there's a super-minimal chance the photographer might have though "oh right, I wasn't aware of that. Ah well, forget it then".

Either way, Netflix are in the wrong. They should be held accountable, and pay the applicable compensation... but they have a legal team for a reason, and I guess you can't blame them for giving it a try.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2020, 16:38 »
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Yet when someone steals Netflix content, their lawyers are right on it. Corporate b*llshit at its finest.

« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2020, 16:54 »
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Yet when someone steals Netflix content, their lawyers are right on it. Corporate b*llshit at its finest.

Yeah, they made a big stink last year about people sharing their login with other family members or friends.

And yet...Netflix has also seen significant gains to its net income and revenue in recent years. For the fiscal year 2019, annual net income was $1.9 billion, up 54.1% year-over-year (). https://www.investopedia.com/insights/how-netflix-makes-money/

In 2018 Netflix brought in a total of $16 billion in annual revenue, up 35% year over year. The online streaming platform also grew its net income to $1.2 billion last year, double what it was in 2017. https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/03/14/how-does-netflix-make-money.aspx


 

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