Lawyers Create Some of the Worst PR Moments

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From Boing Boing:

Hideous company sends Boing Boing a pre-emptive nastygram

I just opened a letter sent to Boing Boing from some fools at Baker & McKenzie LLP in London.

The letter states that their client, Infront Sports & Media, “anticipates the possibility of unauthorized streaming and downloading of FIFA World Cup matches.” The letter goes on to warn Boing Boing that Baker & McKenzie will be “actively monitoring your website … to identify unlawful activity and will, if necessary, take appropriate action to ensure the protection of Infront’s rights of those licenses.”

Oh brother. I don’t even know what the FIFA World Cup is. I’m guessing it’s soccer, which I hate just as much as any other pro sport. Every editor at Boing Boing detests professional sports, and we would sooner stream a video of a crumpled up paper napkin in the corner of a room than show some jackasses running after a ball.

Yeesh … lawyers. We’ve covered this ground before.

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  1. Tim Jackson- Masi Guy

    I love lawyers! I find them delicious with a nice port sauce or bernaisse. I recommend red wines when serving lawyers.

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