• @some_guy
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    542 months ago

    Do it! Burn your money fighting a major government. Then maybe you can be poor and I can never hear about you again.

    • @Tamo240@programming.dev
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      92 months ago

      Unfortunately he’s burning the governments money too so I wouldn’t be too excited about his constant lawmongering.

      I think often cases are won or settled based on who has the most money to keep them going.

      • @laughterlaughter@lemmy.world
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        72 months ago

        Oh please. A government doesn’t need expensive lawyers for cases like this, especially if the legal challenge happens in its territory. A simple “lol no” could be sufficient.

        • @LeroyJenkins@lemmy.world
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          02 months ago

          yeah that’s not how it works. developed countries don’t just go “lol no” and expect people to accept that. there’s a whole process or else they’re just gonna get sued again or lose legitimacy as a government.

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              I mean, kind of, but still… that’s not how it works lol if Elon builds a credible case, they’re aren’t going to be just “lol no”. it’s gonna cost tax payer dollars and they’re not going to just be “lol no”. they’ll go through due process. it’s gonna go to the courts and it’s going to make shit annoying for people. you’re trivializing this situation like crazy.

              • @laughterlaughter@lemmy.world
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                I’m not trivializing the situation, and you’re not saying anything new. Let’s use other examples.

                Google can’t use “Gmail” in Germany. Why haven’t they sued Germany into forcing them to let them use Gmail instead of GoogleMail?

                And remember when Musk threatened to remove Twitter from Europe because of a change in the law? Why didn’t he sue in The Hague?

                All bark and no bite.

                As much as you say the opposite, Australia will “lol no” out of with this one.

                • @LeroyJenkins@lemmy.world
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                  02 months ago

                  you know just because you have a few cases where companies didn’t bother doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen at all. thats a logical fallacy where just because you have examples of one side doesn’t mean the opposite isn’t true at all. go google companies suing countries and you’ll see that companies sue countries and their regulators all the time. seriously… the term “companies suing countries” yields a lot of articles about companies suing countries over antitrust laws… companies suing countries over environmental laws, etc. companies are allowed to challenge laws in court and when they do, it’s taken seriously by legitimate governments…

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                    Now you’re just doing mental gymnastics. Australia is taking the issue seriously. It deliberated on the issue and determined that that Twitter post is cancer, so it must be removed. Twitter can sue 200 times if they want to, and Australia will “lol no” every time.

      • @some_guy
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        12 months ago

        Thanks for pointing this out. Now I’m a bit angrier about him doing this.