Well, your admission was swift so no need to quail, even though there was a risk you’d look like a bit of a twite confessing your discovery in this sort of a chat.
“In the quest for curbing illegal activities related to our vehicles, our legal team overstretched and sent a takedown request related to the issue to a member of the media. This was our mistake and we apologise to Cory Doctorow.”
@jlw as publisher of this independent news outlet is also owed an apology.
Ugh now we need to do NEW puns? Give me a brake.
I wonder if they’re just trying to avoid bad publicity, or it’s a sincerely ear-nest apology.
There, fixed it.
EDIT: Apologies, I didn’t get my bearings before writing my response.
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I’m sure Bird just issued the apology to avoid going tits-up.
You can’t spell ‘scooter’ without ‘coot’!
Are you disappointed? Bittern? Don’t be. The users have done starling work in mocking Bird and their silly scoters. “Go fly a kite!” they have said, “Here we stand. We shall not budgie. Teal with it!”
I for one am totally choughed at the response.
Maybe they realized making ‘empty but scary-sounding’ threats was a bird-brained idea?
Certainly not the best day for Bird’s legal eagles. Some times even trained people just macaw the wrong moves.
Swift justice, and a lesson for DMCA hawks everywhere.
Seriously. Everybody needs to stoop with the bird puns already.
Gosh. A few harmless little puns and some people get madder than a wet hen. It’s nothing to get in such a flap over.
Way to pigeonhole the whole entire forum, yo.
Luckily, my personal sense of unique individuality is completely unflappable.
I’m beginning to see their exit strategy. They just want to get acquired by Nest.
After all this bad publicity, that opportunity may have flown the coop.
I suspect they don’t really have one, and are just winging it.
Making takedown threats against bloggers should be seen as a cardinal sin, kind of like pictures showing a woman’s orioles over on tumblr used to be. but mostly it’s a lot of ruffled feathers and threat display, hoping that the blogger will finch first.