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    San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

    San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down | Entrepreneur.com

    San Francisco was having none of it. Back in June, City Attorney Dennis Herrera served the startup a cease-and-desist letter, which argued that not only does the app create "a predatory private market for parking spaces" but it encourages drivers to pay attention to the bidding wars taking place on their phones instead of the road. He gave the startup until July 11 to shut down, or it would face substantial fines for each transaction.[/B][/U]

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    Well, it's July 11 and MonkeyParking is officially no more. For now, at least. In a blog post, the Rome-based company announced that its service had been "temporarily disabled,"
    Lmao. I thought this was a violation of the first amendment? Oh my, I thought there was no legal ground for the city to shut this app down? I thought that the city has no jurisdiction over its own parking spots? I thought advertising parking spots for sale was perfectly legal because information was being sold? Well, it's good to know shills for this company have absolutely no clue what it is they're discussing. Here is the best part:

    Our mission is to get rid of circling the block turning a random parking process into a predictable one, saving people time while also reducing traffic congestion and generated pollution. We want to achieve our mission within the intent and letter of the law and in full cooperation with the local authorities.

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    The company said it is working "to avoid any possible improper use of our service and provide a positive tool for the City of San Francisco" and urges users to stay tuned for more updates.
    No. Your mission is to turn a buck from property which doesn't belong to you. I'm glad San Francisco stuck to its guns on this issue. Case closed.
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    Re: San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

    Just another little reason to avoid the fascist Mecca of the left.

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    Lmao. I thought this was a violation of the first amendment? Oh my, I thought there was no legal ground for the city to shut this app down? I thought that the city has no jurisdiction over its own parking spots? I thought advertising parking spots for sale was perfectly legal because information was being sold? Well, it's good to know shills for this company have absolutely no clue what it is they're discussing. Here is the best part:



    No. Your mission is to turn a buck from property which doesn't belong to you. I'm glad San Francisco stuck to its guns on this issue. Case closed.

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    I genuinely don't see an issue with what they are doing. Their service can save people alot of time, alot of money, and generally just make lives earlier.

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    Re: San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I genuinely don't see an issue with what they are doing. Their service can save people alot of time, alot of money, and generally just make lives earlier.
    You don't have a right to use public property as a trading commodity. There isn't a lawyer out there who would argue such a thing.
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    Re: San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

    San Francisco has no authority to tell a ROME based company to do anything.

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    Re: San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You don't have a right to use public property as a trading commodity. There isn't a lawyer out there who would argue such a thing.
    But they aren't selling the parking spots, they are just telling you where they are aren't they?

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    Re: San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    San Francisco has no authority to tell a ROME based company to do anything.
    Demonstrably false:

    Supreme Court: Unless They Do Business Here, You Can’t Sue Foreign Companies In The US | Corporate Law Report

    “Notably, the Court’s decision does not limit the exercise of specific personal jurisdiction over non-US corporations. Thus, the risk to a non-US corporation of suit in the US remains when the facts relating to the claim or the injuries at issue were in the forum state. There are other defenses to the assertion to jurisdiction to such cases, but none of those were implicated by the Supreme Court’s Daimler ruling.”
    If SF decided to sue this company it very well could considering the parking spots in question were located in the city and were public property of the city.

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    But they aren't selling the parking spots, they are just telling you where they are aren't they?
    Not really. If that were all it was, the business plan for the entire app would collapse. The transaction is entirely dependent on a person holding the spot long enough for the other person to take over it. In short, it's a business created on the exchange of public parking for money. I'll get out of the spot, once you pay for it. In short, it's public property held for a ransom.
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    Re: San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post

    Not really. If that were all it was, the business plan for the entire app would collapse. The transaction is entirely dependent on a person holding the spot long enough for the other person to take over it. In short, it's a business created on the exchange of public parking for money. I'll get out of the spot, once you pay for it. In short, it's public property held for a ransom.
    Ah, it seems like I might have misunderstood.

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    Re: San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I genuinely don't see an issue with what they are doing. Their service can save people alot of time, alot of money, and generally just make lives earlier.
    Sure, for the few advantaged that can pay the hostage price of a parking space.

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    Re: San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

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    San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down | Entrepreneur.com

    Lmao. I thought this was a violation of the first amendment? Oh my, I thought there was no legal ground for the city to shut this app down? I thought that the city has no jurisdiction over its own parking spots? I thought advertising parking spots for sale was perfectly legal because information was being sold? Well, it's good to know shills for this company have absolutely no clue what it is they're discussing. Here is the best part:

    No. Your mission is to turn a buck from property which doesn't belong to you. I'm glad San Francisco stuck to its guns on this issue. Case closed.
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