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Labyrrinth
03-19-2007, 10:56 AM
Ars Technica is reporting that Take Two has finally had it with Jack Thompson and his repeated threats, lawsuits, retractions, and dismissals. Take Two has taken steps (http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070316-take-two-sues-jack-thompson-over-nuisance-lawsuits.html) to fend off Thomson’s repeated assaults on their titles by filing a federal case against him in the state of Florida. They argue that the lawsuits brought on by Thompson violate their First Amendment rights and claim the suits are so vague as to be unconstitutional.


Jack Thompson couldn’t let that go without a rebuttal (http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars/2007/03/17/jack-thompson-responds-to-the-take-two-lawsuit) stating, amongst other things; “Dear Gamers and Gamer Publications on the Internet and Elsewhere:
I have been praying, literally, that Take-Two and its lawyers would do something so stupid, so arrogant, so dumb, even dumber than what they have to date done, that such a misstep would enable me to destroy Take-Two. With the filing of this SLAPP lawsuit last week, my prayers are finally answered.”

If nothing else, the guy is definitely entertaining

DruidFire
03-19-2007, 11:05 AM
Can we say...

'lol'? :)

Faelor
03-19-2007, 11:05 AM
Jack Thompson's reply was very... Jack Thompson like, to say the least :p

MagicNumbers
03-19-2007, 12:13 PM
What a nut job. There's nothing scarier than religious freaks.

GuyJantica
03-19-2007, 12:17 PM
What a nut job. There's nothing scarier than religious freaks.

Except maybe 300 Spartans!

digitalfreak
03-19-2007, 02:40 PM
I hope they permanently disbar this jackass.

MagicNumbers
03-19-2007, 03:45 PM
Except maybe 300 Spartans!

lol

Warz
03-19-2007, 07:08 PM
There's some pretty crazy people in this world.

This man ranks among the best of them.

Sergo
03-19-2007, 07:48 PM
Sounds like Take Two fell right into Jack Thompson's trap. Yup, he's got them right where they want him.

Ominous
03-19-2007, 09:18 PM
Sounds like Take Two fell right into Jack Thompson's trap. Yup, he's got them right where they want him.

He's got them in his clutches now. Unfortunately for Jack, he's going to find out he grabbed hold of a porcupine.

Paleghost
03-20-2007, 04:10 AM
I already forgot about this man.. But I did make a image about him.

http://www.paleghost.com/temp/bobby.jpg

Vanda
03-20-2007, 07:26 AM
you know, as much as Jack infuriates me, he does do one thing right. he's so completely incompetant that he really poses no threat. should he actually be removed from the picture, what if someone with similar anti-gaming sentiments were to take his place, but actually be charismatic, and/or intelligent enough to actually do some damage?

ranma203
03-20-2007, 09:30 AM
I bet hes happy that hes back in the news though... the jackass

Zahrim
03-20-2007, 11:04 AM
you know, as much as Jack infuriates me, he does do one thing right. he's so completely incompetant that he really poses no threat. should he actually be removed from the picture, what if someone with similar anti-gaming sentiments were to take his place, but actually be charismatic, and/or intelligent enough to actually do some damage?

There's no such thing as a charismatic lawyer. There intelligence is often clouded by greed as well...I see no threats.

Bregalad
03-20-2007, 02:18 PM
I think Jack is on Take Two's payroll, working as their 'PR inflator'. I mean, what better way to get your product names on national news?

Qikdraw
03-21-2007, 09:52 PM
I hope they permanently disbar this jackass.


I thought he was already disbarred...

*sigh*

Qikdraw

Vanda
03-22-2007, 09:37 PM
There's no such thing as a charismatic lawyer. There intelligence is often clouded by greed as well...I see no threats.

what about Johnny Chrochrin (sp?)? He was able to get an obvious murderer off.

Mardy
03-28-2007, 01:41 PM
lol

Leto Eu`Acumen
04-05-2007, 09:34 AM
what about Johnny Chrochrin (sp?)? He was able to get an obvious murderer off.


If the Cheat Codes aren't Quick.....You must Acquit!

Ivev
04-20-2007, 05:45 PM
He's got them in his clutches now. Unfortunately for Jack, he's going to find out he grabbed hold of a porcupine.

I saw this today. A worthy update for this thread. Looks like someone finally got him to shut up.... for now.

http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars/2007/04/19/thompson-stifled-by-take-two-settlement

~QTM