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    BBC News - Chubby Checker sues HP over penis app

    Seriously!!!!!! -> ""He's hurt," his lawyer Willie Gary told Associated Press."

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    323m compensation for an app that was downloaded 84 times?

    Sounds like the Streisand Effect to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Sounds like the Streisand Effect to me.
    Not really. It's been pulled from the market.

    TBH, I've never heard of this guy. Way before my time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Not really. It's been pulled from the market.

    TBH, I've never heard of this guy. Way before my time.
    How is that not the Streisand effect? You'd not heard of him before. He kicks up a fuss over something that almost no-one had noticed before. Now everyone knows about it because he drew attention to it.

    EDIT: which is to say, I know this is not exactly the same as the original Streisand case, in that not everyone can now go and check out the original article (as it were), but the end result of causing the mass publicity about the very thing you're trying to stop seems pretty much textbook to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    How is that not the Streisand effect? You'd not heard of him before. He kicks up a fuss over something that almost no-one had noticed before. Now everyone knows about it because he drew attention to it.
    I thought you were talking about generating more downloads for the app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    I thought you were talking about generating more downloads for the app.
    Oh no, I just meant in terms of publicity. I'd never have thought to associate him one way or another with the dimensions of any given gentleman's sausage before, but now it's the only thing I know about him. Backfire!

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