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*bites nails to pieces; continues wailing*

Your Tax Dollars at Work:
"We were contacted by a lawyer from CBS about our spoiler section. No joke. Some stuff is going to have to change around here. Do not copy/paste any spoilers here and do not discuss them.

For now, access is restricted, the details of which we are still working out.


You have no idea how glad I am that I read the spoilers already. 

I'm also mad at myself that I never got around to saving them to my hard drive the way I usually do, so I can go back long after the ep airs and chuckle at Mystery and/or Gibby's amusing commentary that goes along with them.  Nope, they're just...all gone, vanished without a trace. 



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Apr. 21st, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
Wow, whose site was shut down?
Apr. 21st, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
Added a link for ya. :) The whole site isn't shut down, just the one section, but it's still a blow.
Apr. 21st, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
*sniffles* No more spoilers? But I like spoilers. :-( That's so lame of CBS.
Apr. 21st, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)
Well...I'm hoping they get to put at least a few spoilers back up, considering that plenty of *other* places post them too. I wonder if part of CBS's issue with this site was the fact that they'd sometimes post endings, which I can see making some people not bother to watch it...but then again, I think anyone who goes out *looking* for spoilers is going to be a big enough fan that they'll watch no matter what. I don't know. Copyright paranoia seems to be raging rampant these days.
Apr. 21st, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
I suspect CBS is doing this to protect their intellectual property and because they're under the misguided impression that spoilers might be a contributing factor in their slipping ratings, but it's stupid from a PR standpoint. Squeeing or bitching over purported spoilers is part of the fun of fandom for many, and an argument could be made that spoilers actually increase anticipation in some case. That certainly seems to be the case for CSI:NY, where interest was waning until spoilers for the last four episodes cropped up. Methinks CBS is shooting itself in the ass for a chance to wave and beat the corporate dong.
Apr. 21st, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, those sound like the kind of reasons they might come up with. But personally, comparing their 30-second preview clips to what I can read in spoilers...99% of the time the spoilers are going to do a better job of piquing my interest in watching.
Apr. 22nd, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)
...they can do that? But why would they? Spoilers are what generates a fandom and a loyal following for a show!

Huh. Hopefully, this is as far as the copyright paranoia goes...
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