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fine bros react trademark Fine Bros. Apologize After the Internet Points Out That Trying to Trademark the Word 'React' is a Bad Idea
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Recently Youtubers the Fine Brothers announced a "React World" program where anyone could use resources they supplied to create their own versions of their famous "React" videos, provided they follow through with the legal requirements to license the use of that "style" of video from them.  When the Fine Brothers announced that they planned to trademark the word "React" and framed it as an action "for the community", that community got pretty upset. They are well known for making their name from reaction videos from Kids, Teens, Elders and an assortment of other groups, which they also applied to trademark reacting to stuff in addition to just "react" in general. 

Youtube is full of 'reaction' videos, as angry Youtubers were quick to point out, pretty much everyone has done it at least once. That's why it could be pretty annoying when one company decides to try to trademark such a general idea for their own use.  

That's probably what began this steady decline in subscribers and a PR disaster. 


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Eventually, they decided to cancel their program and issue an apology on Medium to appease the people:

We realize we built a system that could easily be used for wrong. We are fixing that. The reality that trademarks like these could be used to theoretically give companies (including ours) the power to police and control online video is a valid concern, and though we can assert our intentions are pure, there’s no way to prove them.

We have decided to do the following:

1. Rescind all of our “React” trademarks and applications.*

2. Discontinue the React World program.

3. Release all past Content ID claims.**


Obviously the original video announcement has been taken down but if you didn't get to see it, this video parody will give you a pretty good idea of what it was like: 

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Kate Winslet, Rose herself, agrees that Jack didn't need to die in 'Titanic'. It's something most people have secretly known since the first time they watched that heartbreaking moment.

Now, finally someone associated with the movie has admitted that Jack died for nothing. Not that James Cameron will ever agree with that.

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Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter will be visible to the naked eye to stargazers in the early mornings during February.  The last time this happened was in 2005 so it's a rare sight to see. According to the video, if you miss the event this February, you may be able to see the same thing in the evening sky this August. 

Uh... is no one else worried about this happening?: 

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Keyboard Cat? This Keyboard Cat?



Yes, the very same. This is one of a few videos The Shelter Pet Project created featuring some of your favorite pets of viral fame who were once poor orphans in a shelter. With the hashtag #StartAStory, the Shelter Pet Project Hopes to encourage people to adopt loving pets from the shelter before they decide to buy one. 

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Sure, this is a commercial for condiments but let's face it, we're only watching for the puppies.  

Maybe it's wrong to dress dogs up as food and make them run majestically through a field toward their implied doom. Even if it is, there are certainly worse things to dress them as.


via Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund

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Drones are pretty cool but in the wrong hands they can do some pretty scary things, like spy on people or drop any number of harmful things on an unsuspecting public. Or this:



The point is, it's important to have a defense against drones. That's why the Dutch National Police force have started training eagles to take down drones and look awesome doing it. These birds of prey are the perfect weapon to take down a drone because of their super strong talons and the fact that they can fly.

The only problem so far is that the drone blades could still injure the eagles which means someday our future may include armored eagles.

Via: Eater
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There's a mysterious bro on Instagram who's also an accomplished chef with over 100 thousand followers. He's known for over the top small plates of junk food and captions written in all caps.  The chef known as Jacques LaMerde has made a name for himself as an inside joke in the cooking world. 


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Until now the true identity of this chef has remained elusive, until it was revealed to be Christine Flynn, a Toronto chef.  She appeared as a guest on Top Chef. This reveal may put an end to Jacques LaMerde, but hopefully she's onto bigger, better, just as unhealthy things. 


via Eater

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