Bigtime-Bullshit-Alarm von AMC, dem Sender mit den Walking Deads und den Breaking Bads und den Preachers. Die drohen der Fan-Website The Spoiling Dead mit dem Anwalt, weil die spoilern und über zukünftige Handlungsverläufe spekulieren. Genauer: AMC schickte denen einen Cease and Desist-Letter (sowas wie eine Unterlassungsaufforderung) und droht mit Klage, falls die Website ihre Spekulationen über das Opfer von Negan und seiner stacheldrahtbehafteten Lucille-Baseballschlägerin online postet und damit Recht behält, was gegen das Urheberrecht von AMC verstoßen solle. This is bonkers. (via Boing Boing)
Basically what it all comes down to is if we post our Lucille Victim prediction and we're right, AMC says they will sue us. Whether there are grounds for it or not is not the issue, it still costs money to defend. That is the way our justice system works. Would we have defenses? Sure. But it also costs money to mount that defense. If someone brings us a potential Lucille spoiler and we confirm it and it turns out accurate we could get sued. That doesn’t mean they’re right and we’re wrong, but like so many other situations in this world, they have the money and power and we do not. So we lose. In the past two years, AMC has filed several wrongful DMCA notices against us with full knowledge that we could not file counter-notices, hired investigators to intimidate our members, and threatened our local members with arrest, among other questionable acts. We’re also pretty sure they had something to do with the DOS attack on our site just before the finale last season. They have exhibited every quality of a bully pounding its chest. That sucks for us. It's very disappointing to see the network that hosts our favorite show attack one of their biggest fan bases. Especially when they could have taken a more diplomatic approach that could have given them the same results.
Please respect our decision not to put our livelihoods at risk. AMC has been harassing us for four days now by contacting our homes, our family members and our employers; even posting on this page and personal social media accounts. We are fans of this show just like you and aren’t a commercial operation that makes profit. We have families and careers to think about. No spoiler will ever be worth compromising those things. If you think this makes us pussies that are bowing down to AMC then so be it.
After consultation with our legal counsel, we have responded to AMC that the TSDF staff will not be posting our prediction on who gets Lucilled on any of our outlets. We will also not be answering any questions about who we think it is.
Laut meiner letzten Info wurden jede Menge der Walking Dead-Darsteller bei den Dreharbeiten gesichtet, die irgendwo bei Folge 3 der kommenden Staffel steht. Nicht aber Steven Yeun (Glenn) und Lauren Cohan (Maggie), was dem Comic entsprechen würde. That's some spoilery speculation right there. Come at me, AMC.