Friday, January 13, 2006

Chapter Two - Legalities

I flew in the door.  Streamed back to Wade's office. Cutter was on his way out.

"Gotta' go," he said completely avoiding me. "Hey how was the meeting?"

"How do you think the meeting was," I sarcastically threw back.

"Wade needs you."


Fucking Duh.


I entered his office. He turned around with a shit-eating grin on his face. I'm prepared for the absolute worst.

"We gotta' change the site and you are going to have to just buy a bunch of copies of your movies to give to people, " he said soothingly.

I paused…. What the hell did that mean?

I let him know, "What the hell does that mean?"

"Well, the lawyer is worried about the footage of the movies you have worked on. He thinks them being on the internet may stir up some copyright infringement, if noticed by people we don't want to view it," he explained. It made sense, but I still didn't understand what the big deal was? "Makes sense… You got our name all over that Xpeeps site. We show up on Google, when you type the word 'Smut' in the search box and the straw that broke the camel's back….. We have links to other porn companies on our site…." He waited for an answer.

I was still lost.


"Meaning, if they have a webmaster on the premises and they start getting a lot of hits through our site, they may inquire about who this Smut Company is, go to our site and then be dicks about it and want us to pay to advertise them," he explained again.

"That's the rub," was the only thing I could get out of my mouth.

"That's the rub," he repeated.

"Which means that the Gauge banner that links her site to ours should probably be taken down until after we talk to her and finalize," I rhetorically asked.

"Yes," Wade paused. "How did the meeting," I interrupted with, "It sucked. That guys a scumbag." Wade laughed under his breath trying to soothe me even though I knew he was starting to worry that his golden paycheck was no where near coming in soon. He waited for an executive decision….

"What do we do," he waited.

"We would need like forty copies of at least two of the movies, that's ridiculous," I explained.

"Yes it is."

I pondered and pondered trying to find the easiest way out for me of course. I mean heaven forbid have to go back down in the dungeon and redo a month's work to keep from losing the company, my life and my house to some bullshit lawsuit…. C'mon, none of that is worth the work.

And then it dawned on me….

"Ok, password protect the video in the media section and we'll switch out the Gauge banners for Smut Journal Banners, Donate to the Cause banners…. You know like a little Paypal HTML page? Who knows right? Switch out the main page's Gauge banner with a Easy Proposal View Banner and the rest will get the Join the Army casting call," I was brilliant if only for a moment.

"How do investors see the video if it is password protected," he asked.

"We'll give them the username and password on the back of our business cards after we have met with them and think they are serious," Brilliant again.

Wade thought about it for a moment. Nodded his head in approval.

"That's a great idea," he exclaimed in his calm kind of way.

"Yeah, that's why I'm the Creative Director," I boasted, turning towards the door.

"I'll be in my office, making banners and searching for more fat investors to waste my time with."

I shut his door behind me.

Take the legalities and cram them up your brown. Suing's for pussies.

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