Bust Crew Ep 1 - Richmond & Cellout Montage 4 

The first installment of OffTheWall.tv's newest series is now live with Bust Crew featuring gratuitous usage of the VX1000 followed by a Cellout Montage that will make you want to skate everything in your path. Oh and not to mention some epic skateboard magic from Gilbert Crockett.

A Florida federal judge made social media history on Wednesday, determining that the woman who created a Facebook page for TV series The Game can’t establish she owns a property interest in some 6.2 million likes she amassed.

Stacey Mattocks, an insurance agent, is credited with helping to revive the show about the lives of professional football players and their significant others. Following its cancellation in 2009 by The CW, Mattocks started a social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter, and eventually, the show landed at BET.

But in June 2014, after a dispute arose over who should control the Facebook fan page going forward, Mattocks sued the Viacom-owned cable channel for allegedly committing tortious interference, breach of contract, breach of good faith and fair dealing, and copyright infringement. She later amended the lawsuit to add a claim of unlawful conversion.

According to Mattocks’ lawsuit, BET originally agreed to pay her $30 per hour to work as a social media “freelancer,” but then sought a permanent way to capitalize on her efforts. The cable network offered her an $85,000-a-year salary, which she rejected as too low. But after BET “wined and dined” her and flew her out to Los Angeles for promotional interviews, she became somewhat more receptive, especially after Facebook temporarily disabled her account when she refused to transfer ownership of the fan page to the network.

Mattocks then entered into a “Letter Agreement” with BET. The cable network agreed that she wouldn’t be excluded from the page, and Mattocks agreed to grant BET full administrative access. Mattocks says she executed the agreement fearing that her account would otherwise be disabled.

The lawsuit also spoke of negotiations by BET to buy the page outright. The offer was $15,000; Mattocks wanted $1.2 million.

With negotiations going poorly, Mattocks demoted BET’s administrative access on the Facebook page from “manager” to “moderator,” which prompted BET to send a cease-and-desist letter citing intellectual property and demand that Facebook remove the page, which, in turn, led to Mattocks’ lawsuit. While the case was being litigated, both sides trotted out economists and experts to opine on the value of 6 million Facebook likes, with one side arguing it was worth millions of dollars and the other side arguing it was worth practically nothing.

On Wednesday, though, U.S. District Judge James Cohn puts an end to the dispute.

In what might be a first-of-its-kind ruling, the judge addresses Mattocks’ claim that BET stole her likes.

"Based on the record, Mattocks cannot establish that she owns a property interest in the ‘likes’ on the FB Page," writes the judge in an opinion (read here). ” ‘Liking’ a Facebook Page simply means that the user is expressing his or her enjoyment or approval of the content. At any time, moreover, the user is free to revoke the ‘like’ by clicking an ‘unlike’ button. So if anyone can be deemed to own the ‘likes’ on a Page, it is the individual users responsible for them. Given the tenuous relationship between ‘likes’ on a Facebook Page and the creator of the Page, the ‘likes’ cannot be converted in the same manner as goodwill or other intangible business interests.”

The judge also terminated Mattocks’ tortious interference claim because the defendant had an economic interest in protecting its own intellectual property.

"While BET may also have had other financial motives in disabling the Page and Twitter account, no record evidence shows that BET took these steps for purely malicious reasons," continues the judge. "And though Mattocks claims that BET removed the Page and account ‘under false pretenses,’ she has produced no substantial evidence that Facebook’s and Twitter’s decisions to shut down the services were ultimately based on anything other than the companies’ policies protecting brand owners’ rights."

Finally, Judge Cohn also rejects the claims based on BET’s alleged breach of the “Letter Agreement” because Mattocks first violated her contractual obligations by demoting BET’s access on the Facebook page. Thus, whatever BET did, it was excused by the plaintiff’s own contractual nonperformance.

THIS WOMAN TURNED DOWN $85,000 A YEAR TO RUN A FACEBOOK PAGE AND ENDED UP WITH NOTHING

notacentaur said:

I just read Captain Marvel #6 and -- WOW! I can't believe I only started reading your stuff this year. This issue was AMAZING and I can't imagine ever wasting my time on a series that isn't as marvelous (no pun intended) as this one. On top of everything else, thanks for oh-so casually making Jackie queer. I already adored her for her fierceness and wonderful character design (kudos to David Lopez for that hair handshake~) but now I'm absolutely in love. Thank you SO much for the representation!

Thank YOU for picking it up. 

Fun Easter Egg — Pud (“Pudding”) was inspired by this lovely woman, who I met in NYCC a few years ago.  

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Look for another sneak peek at Peaky Blinders series 2 in this BBC2 2014 promotion.  (starts around :18)

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New emmaapproved episode - “After All” - with Joanna Sotomura, Brent Bailey, Dayeanne Hutton, and James Brent Isaacs. 

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What The Mortal Instruments Means to Me- A literal take

The Mor-tal In-stru-ment-s (Th-uh-Mawr-tl-In-struh-muh-nts)

Proper Noun

  1. A book series about a group of half angel warriors called Nephilim or Shadowhunters. The group consists of teenagers Alec Lightwood, Isabelle Lightwood, Jace Wayland, Clary Fray, and mundane/vampire friend Simon. The group encounters dangerous villains, Valentine and Sebastian Morgenstern. They also encounter noble Downworlders such as Luke Graymark and Magnus Bane, among others.
  2. An incredible work of fiction that mixes rich mythology with modern charm and heart-racing action.
  3. The world that created a fanbase that stretches across the globe.
  4. The story that created a close-knit community of incredibly talented and intelligent people, who take pride and joy in the characters and their stories.
  5. The book series that led me to create a Tumblr. The Tumblr that led me to people and friends that remind every day that the world can be an okay place.
  6. The reason I woke up every day in middle school, finally thinking of a better world, than the way that people talked about me.
  7. The characters that kept the pieces together when everything got dark.
  8. The reason I stayed up until 3 am over and over again. Hoping, praying, breathing that I would stay in that world with them.
  9. The adventure of a lifetime that will never leave my side.
  10. The only thing I could draw the night before my grandma’s funeral.
  11. The inspiration for hours of long, hard work just to be able to read the book when the waiting was finally over.
  12. The reason my brain keeps spinning round and round as the days continue to wind down.
  13. The reason I made it through so many years, of sadness and anxiety, of anger and annoyance, of joy and confusion, because I finally found a world that was far more than just a wonderful fantasy to me. And characters that I wanted to hear and see, beside me.
  14. A life yet to be lived.
  15. The fate of a chosen hero.
  16. The place where heroes don’t always win, but where they always keep fighting.
  17. A miracle.
  18. Magic.
  19. An end.
  20. A beginning.

Synonyms: TMI, The Shadowhunter Chronicles

The Borderlands series is on sale this weekend for 75% off to celebrate the launch of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’s online pre-ordering!!

Be sure to check it out!

  • Borderlands is $6.59
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SUPER CHEAP! Grab it while ya can. c:

Plus, “Save 10% on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel when you own Borderlands or Borderlands 2.”

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