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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    If they are selling just information then they wouldn't make sure and hold the spot until the highest bidder arrived to take it. That point is so transparent that it boggles the brain cells that anybody actually tries to use it as a justification. They're selling the spot, get over it and admit it.
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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    When people who don't have command of the law start interpreting the law the end result can be quite silly looking.
    Wake up, honey. Why do you think there have been so many catfights in Congress over the years over the appointment of federal judges, especially appellate and Supreme Court jurists? Judges don't interpret the law based on the intent of the legislature or precedent. They do it based on their own prejudices and political views about the way the world is supposed to work. Sometimes they act a certain way because someone has bought them off or promised them something. They pretty much make it up as they go along.

    I'm sure that if this thing ever went to the 9th Circuit it would rule that San Francisco can regulate the Internet and that it can fine a company based in Italy with no physical presence in the city.
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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    Judges don't interpret the law based on the intent of the legislature or precedent. They do it based on their own prejudices and political views about the way the world is supposed to work.
    Here's a perfect example:

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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    If you live in/near San Francisco and you need (knead? ) some dough:

    I made $115 today!

    by ItchyPickle
    This is fantastic! I just started using this app yesterday, this is like a part time job for me now.

    Today I made $115 selling parking spaces. Yesterday I made $20 but I only sold parking spots for about an hour yesterday.

    Tomorrow is Saturday, i'm gonna be at it all day long, I bet i can rake in $200 easy on a saturday.

    Thanks Monkeyparking for my new job. Lol. I'm an Uber driver also.

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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    If you live in/near San Francisco and you need (knead? ) some dough:



    Strike one up for the 99%.
    So, we have a person doing nothing more than holding parking for hostage.

    This is a scumbag of society that you are endorsing.

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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    But I'm not auctioning, renting or selling something that doesn't belong to me to begin with. I'm auctioning "when I'm going to move my car out of the spot I got into first."
    Semantics.

    Same principle as asking someone to stand in for you on a ticket line. Or waving someone into your parking spot at the shopping mall.
    Not really as neither of those situations exchange public property for money.
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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Semantics.
    Our entire legal system is built around semantics.
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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Our entire legal system is built around semantics.
    It's one thing, and I still disagree with it, to wait and hold a public parking space until someone pays you to leave, but it's magnitudes worse yet where someone can do like Ahlevah posts in #144.

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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    It's one thing, and I still disagree with it, to wait and hold a public parking space until someone pays you to leave, but it's magnitudes worse yet where someone can do like Ahlevah posts in #144.
    American ingenuity. I'd be grateful and HAPPY to pay $20 for a parking place close to my destination. Heck, I'd probably pay more. And it surely beats parking garage rates.
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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Our entire legal system is built around semantics.
    Not really. Killing someone for profit and in self defense aren't the same thing. Stealing is illegal regardless of the context. Rape and sex are defined through the use of force. This argument that there is a distinct difference between trading "information" on a parking spot you're covering and selling a parking spot is just that. Semantics. You are posting an advertisement about a parking spot, and you're waiting for a buyer. You stay in the spot until the buyer shows us. If I'm wrong, I welcome you to correct me. However, the very fact that the transaction is dependent on the parking spot being available through the occupation of another makes it clear that that is the good being sold. There is no information being traded here anymore than information is sold at a computer store. You don't go in to buy the advertisement or information on the computer, you go and purchase the good. The good in this case is the parking spot and the salesperson is whomever is occupying it.
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