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Tesla gets brodered by UK appeals court over Top Gear lawsuit

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by sp4rk, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. AnOutsider

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    I think we need a definition of brodered here...
     
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    Anything where the result is negative?
     
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    I'm surprised they even bothered... better to let the thing die than risk giving it more press.
     
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    I guess it all depends on the judges... this one concludes that a reasonable viewer would make a distinction between track driving and road driving, yet we need "do not eat" warning labels on curling irons...
     
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    And "might be hot" labels on fresh coffee.
     
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    Yes, if you are an "entertainment show", not a "review show".
     
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    I wonder how long before NYT calls itself "entertainment".
     
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    Didn't Fox news get a similar ruling from the Supreme Court? Now that the Fairness Doctrine has been abolished (yes, I know, ancient history).
     
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    I am also confused.

    Brodering is wasting time and energy to cause a fail. This action in the UK has nothing to do with the definition.
     
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    Right. I was actually thinking TM are the ones that brodered.
     
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    I read the ruling, and the gist as I understood it is that there was no libel because, according to the justices, no reasonable viewer would ever believe Clarksen's nonsense. I concur.
     
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    World is full of unreasonable viewers...
     
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    And yet, what I don't get, is that they claim to be a "factual entertainment program", and won the TV Choice Award in 2011 in that category. So the courts are completely wrong. Even the Guinness Book of World Records labels it as such. So I guess Guinness is "unreasonable" along with the entire TV industry. Ok, maybe that's true, but that's Tesla's point - most people believe it is factual, and that means most people would believe the lies that were spread, which would definitely make this libel.

    I don't see Top Gear giving back either of those awards since they aren't really "factual" entertainment. In the very least, by winning this lawsuit, that's what they should do. This appeal may be Tesla's attempt to make them admit again that they aren't actually "factual entertainment", and maybe this extra press will spread the word.
     

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