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NYC Fines Microsoft For GRAFFITI... MSCREW

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Pistol, Oct 26, 2002.

  1. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
    New York Fines Microsoft for Ads
    Fri Oct 25, 5:24 PM ET
    By ULA ILNYTZKY, Associated Press Writer

    NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates (news - web sites) is boasting that the software giant will spend $300 million to promote the latest version of its Internet service.

    He may have underestimated by just a bit.

    After plastering city sidewalks, streets and other public property with butterfly-shaped advertising decals, New York City has sent Microsoft a $50 summons.

    Microsoft vice president Yusuf Mehdi said the company was sorry.

    "We made a mistake with the decals, and we take full responsibility for what happened," Mehdi said in a statement issued by Microsoft's public relations firm, Waggener Edstrom. "We're working with city officials to clean up the decals immediately."

    City officials in New York, Chicago and San Francisco have fought back against similar illegal "guerrilla" ad campaigns by IBM, Snapple and Nike.

    In April, IBM paid San Francisco $120,000 in fines and cleanup costs for an ad campaign in which sidewalks were spray-painted with ads. Chicago also fined the computer maker for similar corporate graffiti.

    In New York, municipal workers removed hundreds of Microsoft decals on Thursday and planned to remove hundreds more on Friday, said Transportation Department spokesman Tom Cocola.

    "We intend to hold your firm directly responsible for this illegal, irresponsible and dangerous defacing of public property," Cesar Fernandez, the department's assistant counsel, said in a letter to Microsoft.

    Fernandez said Microsoft could be sued if it sticks more ads on city property.
  2. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
    billgatesoner microsoft crew
  3. Dyptheria

    Dyptheria Guest

    stupid fucking corporations stooping to our level. we vandalize because we are disenfrachized, and we're taking control of our cities. don't let the corporations utilize our medium. if you see this shit: microsoft, nike, ecko, etc....rip it down, cross it out...

    okay, enough seriousness. back to not giving a fuck about anyone...
  4. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
    yeah but 75% of the graff heads on 12oz are middle-upperclass suburban WASP's not the underpriviledged innercity kids of before.
  5. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    dont call me a protestant, asshole!
    just kidding dood

    but as they say 'no publicity is bad publicity'
  6. sneak

    sneak Guest

    does that actually matter any more?
  7. dukeofyork

    dukeofyork Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 9, 2000 Messages: 1,589 Likes Received: 1
  8. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
  9. el barto

    el barto Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 14, 2001 Messages: 2,627 Likes Received: 1
    wow microsoft has gone gangsta!!! cool they shoul dsee how they can handle a bag full of door knobs, but they have to supply their own knobs.
  10. wiseguy

    wiseguy Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 1, 2002 Messages: 2,543 Likes Received: 1
    there were stencils and such appearing around the place for that movie "XXX" that really pissed me off. a complete waste of room for potential vandalism.
  11. B_As_In_Bot

    B_As_In_Bot Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 7, 2000 Messages: 3,840 Likes Received: 11
  12. mos_j1

    mos_j1 Member

    Joined: Mar 13, 2002 Messages: 590 Likes Received: 0
    i think it does alot!
    i wish i could have had the chance to write back then when kids couldnt just roll up to the legal walla in a neon and do a piece
    shit's changed....
  13. DMX

    DMX Guest

    go fucking cry
  14. Wi$H

    Wi$H Junior Member

    Joined: Jul 14, 2002 Messages: 108 Likes Received: 0
    i think thats really gay of them and they shouldn't b allowed to use 'our' medium of expression, so i hope they get fucking sued for millions
  15. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113

    don't lie. everyone here vandalises because they like the way their name looks on a public surface. nothing more, nothing less.