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You can't cut-and-paste?

I once cut&pasted the first 4 lines of the lyrics to the M*A*S*H theme tune into a post, as part of a joke in a light-hearted discussion in an internal forum, whilst contracting at a UK subsidiary of a large American IT company.

The subject of the joke was a new (internal) project control process that was being imposed on the group I was a part of.

I got dragged over the coals in a process that went on for months. The problem was not taking the piss about the company's products, but copyrighted lyrics.

The reviews of the 'incident' went to the (UK) national board level, before being handed over to the US corporate lawyers for resolution. The final resolution involved the corporation making a unilateral and voluntary financial donation to the US equivalent of the UKs Public Performance Licensing body.

Never ignore the possibility of legal ramifications.


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Re^9: How to slice complicated string into an array
by AnomalousMonk (Bishop) on Feb 26, 2016 at 22:41 UTC

    Sounds like some folks in the legal department had been busy feathering their nests. "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."


    Give a man a fish:  <%-{-{-{-<

      "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."

      Sounds like a great idea. Run it past the Legal dept. and if they okay it, I'll sign off on the work order.


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority". I knew I was on the right track :)
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.