Banning gifs/memes in Slack and emails?

Mutual of Omaha / Eng
gywisyw

Mutual of Omaha Eng

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I use blockchains to tie up Machine Learning AI’s. But only if I can 10x the synergy that I leverage via the Cloud. *First person to finish Leetcode*
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Jun 6 19 Comments

My company’s Legal Dept just issued an edict saying that we can no longer use any potentially copyrighted material for *internal* Slacks or email messages, citing legal risk. Fair use, anyone? The ‘team communication’ use case is clearly not meant to deprive a copyright holder of commercial benefit.

Anyone else dealing with this insanity, or is this just one of the perks of working for a 110-year-old company?

(TC: 3yrs ex/$115k)

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  • Nvidia
    Trump2020!

    Nvidia

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    Why are you looking here?
    Trump2020!more
    What sort of heathens ban memes???
    Jun 6 2
    • Facebook public2
      The EU
      Jun 6
    • Mutual of Omaha / Eng
      gywisyw

      Mutual of Omaha Eng

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      I use blockchains to tie up Machine Learning AI’s. But only if I can 10x the synergy that I leverage via the Cloud. *First person to finish Leetcode*
      gywisywmore
      OP
      Touché.
      Jun 6
  • Nvidia bitcoineow
    Don't worry about it, work on low TC
    Jun 6 2
  • Walgreens xX_🤑_Xx
    It's definitely a perk of a 110-year-old company

    We just started using Microsoft Teams... And we had to do it behind IT's back 😅
    Jun 6 1
    • Mutual of Omaha / Eng
      gywisyw

      Mutual of Omaha Eng

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      I use blockchains to tie up Machine Learning AI’s. But only if I can 10x the synergy that I leverage via the Cloud. *First person to finish Leetcode*
      gywisywmore
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      Your Cybersecurity division must suuuuuuck if nobody noticed that!
      Jun 6
  • Amazon / Eng Mlsh17
    At least you get to use Slack. Amazon uses Chime, which doesn’t have giphy
    Jun 6 1
    • Amazon / Eng GoodOmen
      If blind had GIPHY 👀
      Jun 6
  • Lyft sexyman
    This is outrageous. You should get a group together to complain.
    Jun 6 1
    • Mutual of Omaha / Eng
      gywisyw

      Mutual of Omaha Eng

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      I use blockchains to tie up Machine Learning AI’s. But only if I can 10x the synergy that I leverage via the Cloud. *First person to finish Leetcode*
      gywisywmore
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      That’s what I’m doing!
      Jun 6
  • Trustwave / Consultant
    ubtK76

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    Fair use does not apply in this situation. Most people misunderstand the fair use exception to copyright laws (non-profit educational purposes, criticism and comment, parody, scholarship and research) - what was allowed when you were in university is not allowed in a commercial setting...
    Jun 6 2
    • Walgreens xX_🤑_Xx
      You sound fun at a party /s
      Jun 6
    • Nvidia
      Trump2020!

      Nvidia

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      Why are you looking here?
      Trump2020!more
      Jun 6
  • Facebook public2
    Are you in europe?
    Jun 6 1
    • Mutual of Omaha / Eng
      gywisyw

      Mutual of Omaha Eng

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      I use blockchains to tie up Machine Learning AI’s. But only if I can 10x the synergy that I leverage via the Cloud. *First person to finish Leetcode*
      gywisywmore
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      Nope. Midwest.
      Jun 6
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    Why do you think you understand risk and IP law better than insurance company lawyers that specialize in that area of the law?
    Jun 6 1
    • Mutual of Omaha / Eng
      gywisyw

      Mutual of Omaha Eng

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      I use blockchains to tie up Machine Learning AI’s. But only if I can 10x the synergy that I leverage via the Cloud. *First person to finish Leetcode*
      gywisywmore
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      This appears to have come from from 1-2 attorney’s that have zero IP specialization. But that’s a structural problem.

      To your point, that was the pourpose of this post: if no one else is doing it, I guarantee my company isn’t somehow being prescient, and beating the rest of the industry to a specific conclusion…
      Jun 6