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    While I understand the arguments for legal action, I don't understand how the webmaster can be held responsible. If I'm working on a website and someone tells me that Space Mountain caught fire last night I'll put it on the website. I didn't sign a NDA with Disney. I think, first and foremost, companies should go after the leaks and not the outlet. Another thing that I think makes this site pretty safe is that people send the stuff to them. Al isn't going door to door at cast members homes requesting insider info, they're volenteering it to him. Oh well, should be interesting to see how this case pans out.

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    It's all a case by case issue. I'm sure there are lots of things about Disneyland that get leaked and which Disney benefits. It gives Disney some fan feedback quickly. I can imagine there being times where certain info leaked would upset Disney. What if they were planning a new E-ticket ride with a new certain type of technology and someone found out and the information made it out to websites. Then possibly, Universal, Knott’s, or Magic Mountain could match Disney's ride so it would have less of an impact and less attendance. That's pretty much the Apple’s point of view after reading that article. If Disney wanted to go after every site, I think it's possible. Who would have ever thought they would have came after people for downloading an MP3. Ultimately though Disney closing mass amounts of fan sites or even a few would do Disney or any company more harm than good with all of the bad publicity it would generate. A fan site would have to have some juicy inside info and really be a pest to a company for that company to issue a Cease and Desist order.

    Here’s an interesting page or two about how Lucasfilm and how they were closing down Star Wars fan sites a few years back.

    http://www.echostation.com/features/lfl_wookiee.htm

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    THe only time i've heard of companies really going after a fan site is for some type of copyright enfringment which there is none of on this site. But, as was said above, this case could set a new standard.

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    I'd like to see how they justify this, given the freedom of the press. If they sue someone, it's got to be the person who broke their agreement. And there is already legal precedent that journalists can't be forced to reveal their sources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvdisneyland
    From what I understand, Disney fan Websites in general are tolerated because they, in essence, free advertising for the Company.
    Yes, 99% of all Disney-related sites are positive & free advertisement. In fact, the only site that is Negative is Save Disney.
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    Jim Hill is the only major target if they were to do this. Almost every article of his says something about somebody he can't give the name of, but works in some area of Disney.
    Partly true, but Jim usually talks about things that almost happened. He doesn't give specifics on whats-going-to-happen, but what-almost-happened.

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    "Heck even an ODV cast member who could come home and post casually on their live journal that they didn't do a good job cleaning one of the wagons because they were tired is violating the law."


    I *always* do a good job.


    "If Al says that Disney is cooking hot dogs near raw sewage and then Disney takes him to court - they'd have to air out all their dirty laundry."

    We certainly are not (any more). The past is the past. Kimmy no longer is an Outdoor Vending manager, and things are different now. Of all the foods divisions, Outdoor Vending is one of the most sanitary. Of course, we don't have to deal with the rats
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    Quote Originally Posted by askmike1
    Yes, 99% of all Disney-related sites are positive & free advertisement. In fact, the only site that is Negative is Save Disney.

    Partly true, but Jim usually talks about things that almost happened. He doesn't give specifics on whats-going-to-happen, but what-almost-happened.

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    I wouldn't even say SaveDisney is negative - more along the lines of critical of management and their priorites.

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    What we do on this message board is no different than what the thousands of other people on other boards.
    For example, someone who likes Ford products posts their admiration for Ford, then moves to a GM board to post their disgust with their products. It's OK to make your opinion heard (or seen), because it is just that--your opinion.
    I think that the info Al, Darkbeer, kevin, (and whomever else for that matter) is perfectly fine. If Disney wants to hide something, they can and will. But the last time I checked you can't put a tarp over Disneyland, and you can't tape everybody's mouth shut.
    Just remember, it all started with a mouse...then a house..then a mountain in the middle of a sprawling metropolis.
    Isn't Miceage cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AO*
    A fan site would have to have some juicy inside info and really be a pest to a company for that company to issue a Cease and Desist order.

    Here’s an interesting page or two about how Lucasfilm and how they were closing down Star Wars fan sites a few years back.

    http://www.echostation.com/features/lfl_wookiee.htm
    Which all reminds me of the old "Potter War" after Warner Bros went after all the Harry Potter like named sites with C&D letters. Eventually it was all solved peacefully. This would most likely cover MiceAge.

    But Jane Ginsburg, a law professor and intellectual property expert at Columbia University, says there's extensive precedent for non-commercial use of trademarks by fans. "Nominative fair use" allows the descriptive use of someone else's trademark as long as the use doesn't suggest sponsorship or endorsement by the trademark holder. That's certainly covered by the disclaimers plastered over every Potter fan site.
    http://www.counterpunch.org/potter02242003.html

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