Evony And Its Lawyers Rely Upon, Act Like Boobs

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19 Responses

  1. Peter says:

    Thanks for the small minded, racist bullshit about Australia you moron.

  2. Patrick says:

    Australians are a race?

  3. Ken says:

    I treat Australians with the same deep respect that I reserve for the British, Americans, French, and the inhabitants of any other nation.

  4. Charles says:

    Also, Americans.

  5. Jag says:

    Notice he didn't say Canadians

  6. Hotnoob says:

    No, it's Not like BOOBS, cause boobs r great!
    It's more like DICKS…

    naww, girls wouldnt like that..
    ud have to go with… jack-ass'

    or donkeys :P

  7. Ken says:

    By the way, in Bruce's favor, here is rather startling proof that at least one version of Evony rather blatantly stole content from Civilization 4. (The same link shows that a later version used new text that is simply incoherent rather than stolen.)

  8. Bruce says:

    C'mon Peter. It's true. Our legal system is pathetic – especially when it comes to stuff invented in the last 30 years. It remains surprisingly good when it comes to sheep and wheat cases though.

    And it seems Mr Groundwater is an expert in Workchoices legislation. Another high point in our legal history.

  9. James says:

    Haha, you write like the American system is a blinding white beacon of justice, when it is known to be one of the most flawed in the Western world.

    Sure, our defamation laws are archaic, but PATRIOT Act anyone?

  10. Patrick says:

    James, since you're an expert on comparative common law, do tell us which portions of the USA-PATRIOT Act make the American legal system one of the most flawed in the Western [sic] world? Name specific defendants and prosecutions, please.

  11. captbasch says:

    United we stand, United we fight to topple down the Evony empire!
    Also check out my article at http://www.mmogrindhouse.com/game-news/bizarre/evony-com-threats-bloggers-dont-criticise-our-game-or-well-sue/

  12. Bruce says:

    The cited precedent was Dow Jones vs Gutnick where a Melbourne man sued a New Jersey publication for defamation based on a possible 1700 readers of the article in his home state of Victoria. This being the place where his reputation was most on the line.

    This will mean that Evony's case will be based on how defamed they are in NSW which may be trickier than they think. Gutnick succeeded in his case because he actually lived in the place he sued from – Evony clearly does not and it is therefore possible that the case would be rejected as this is not the state where their reputation is most on the line. Unless most of their players come from Sydney.

  13. Ms Random says:

    Personally, I was unaware that the semi-reformed convicts of the great nation of Australia had developed even a rudimentary legal system. I suppose I presumed they resolved their tribal differences with some sort of dingo, beer, and didgeridoo-related feats of skill or bravery.

    You know, that was pointlessly offensive, and not even clever. Also it really had nothing to do with the article– it's just gratuitous baiting, isn't it? I honestly can't see any point to it other than to provoke angry responses from Australian readers– presumably so you can then jeer at us further for being "sore".

    If the author is American, then this is really pathetic, given the tendency of US citizens to become hysterically outraged at even implied criticism of their nation.

  14. Ken says:

    I'm sorry you were offended, Ms. Random. I thought convicts had more intestinal fortitude. Now your complaint haunts me. I imagine you sitting there, weeping, chin all a-quiver, after someone read you the post and then tried to explain it to you several times and then eventually got frustrated and walked away.

    Whoops, that was jeering, wasn't it?

    The truth is, Ms. Random, that we bash all sorts of countries, states, counties, public officials, companies, and individuals around here. In many cases we bash them because they are acting, individually or collectively, because they are censorious asshats. You won't find a kinder tone, or fewer satirical insults, in any post criticizing Canada for their ludicrous attacks on free speech. You won't find a kinder tone in posts criticizing the legal system or law enforcement or culture in America. Especially Florida. The main difference is that nobody from Florida has showed up all butthurt to whine about it. (Of course, they may not have figured out how.)

    I'm amused by the proposition that, because some Americans are hysterically outraged over criticism of America, I should not criticize other countries, even if my co-bloggers and I routinely criticize America. Your notion seems to be "I've read these two posts, and I imagine in my head that the author is American — though I'm too lazy to read any other posts or follow any of the internal links and confirm that — and I imagine that the author is being inconsistent with his own views on America, which I am too lazy to read." You're not exactly moving me off of my inclination to make fun of Australia there, mate.

  15. Ms Random says:

    Ken– as I said in my reply to your other comment: I admit to not knowing much about this site, and I had assumed your intent was more serious than it apparently is. So sorry for jumping to conclusions.


  16. Ms Random says:

    Let me explain a bit further, I only clicked on the link to this article because I was curious about the "Evony" business– like everyone else, I've seen those adds all over the place, and I've suspected the game had to be dodgy in some way.

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