Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

This week, our first place winner on the insightful side is Nathan F with a simple question about the Supreme Court’s request for the White House to weigh in on API copyrights:

Why would they ask the Executive Branch (the supposed enforcers of the law) as opposed to the Legislative Branch who actually wrote the law and what their intentions were?

In second place, it’s That One Guy suggesting that Epic’s offer to ditch exclusive games if Steam raises its developer cut is essentially a bluff:

If anyone honestly thinks that Epic will just throw away what is at the moment their only real advantage should Steam call them on their bluff I’ve got some positively amazing bridges and/or lunar plots of land to sell them.

Get rid of the exclusives and better cut for publishers/developers and Epic is left with a significantly subpar platform on the customer side, and a notably smaller customer-base on the publisher/developer side, putting things right back into the ‘Why should I use/sell through Epic again?’ stage. Bribing publishers and coercing buyers are basically all they have so far, there’s no chance in hell they’d give that up, and while it would be nice to be proven wrong I do not expect to be in the slightest.

For editor’s choice on the insightful side, we start out with Jeremy Lyman responding to the idea that Trump totally condemned the white supremacists at Charlottesville:

“Condemned totally” yeah, except for their method and message, and the “fine people” who were there to promote both. People don’t just walk around supporting confederate icons with that many tiki torches by accident.

Next, it’s Gary with a simple rebuttal of the assertion that Section 230 has been “unresolved for two decades”:

Or you could say that without lying, “Section 230 has been upheld countless times over 20 years.”

Over on the funny side, our first place winner is Thad with a response to the claim that Twitter bans “intelligent conservatives”:

Makes sense. That would explain why I see so few intelligent conservatives on Twitter.

In second place, it’s Anonymous Anonymous Coward with a comment about the man who had to convince a court that his hash brown was not, in fact, a phone:

I sure hope Mr. Stiber learned his lesson. In the future, get the Egg McMuffin, it looks nothing like a cellphone.

For editor’s choice on the funny side, we start out with another comment from Gary, this time regarding the saxophonist who is the latest to launch a shaky lawsuit over Fortnite:

This just in: Lisa Simpson is now sueing Leo Pellegrino for stealing her classic sax moves as seen on The Simpsons.

And finally, we’ve stderric with a summary of the trail of destruction left by deputies in pursuit of $50 worth of marijuana and one pill:

The police may have assaulted a couple, stolen their belongings, and destroyed their business, but at least we can rest safe knowing that we live in a stable society free of the corrupting influence of drugs.

That’s all for this week, folks!

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