LATEST PRESS RELEASE
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Berlin/Vienna, November 07, 2000, 3 am CET|
|Vote-auction announces END-RESULTS|
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|[V]ote-auction, the election industry leader, is proud to annnounce the end-results of the grand - or, perhaps more accurately, notorious - [V]ote-auction GAME. Many participants acted as if they had actually considered it a real business; in fact, it was indeed a real-life game for voters who finally had found a way to think about what their vote is worth on the free market; and to themselves. For us, the operators, it turned out to be less of a action- service and more of a legal rollercoaster.|
|[V] Game? Street Theatre? Comic? Business?|
Lots has been said about how to distinguish between a real business and a cartoon in a sunday newspaper: http://www.cnn.com/video/burden/2000/10/24/show.rm80.ram
Most of these nice sayings are true for the offline world - but on the net, things are different.
Whether or not one likes it, the net is NOT a commercial playground
Try any web-site and try to check out if they are for "real", here a small test-environment:
There is no last page with cartoons on the net.
That is why it is called an interlinked system and not a book.
You'd better learn the differenciate now! If not, you might fall for a real prank one day!
|[V] Who is suing whom?|
Legal platform coming soon: http://www.ipnic.org
Here an excerpt of the current situation:
It seems that we are witnessing the birth of a new sub-genre of action-art:
DIGITAL LEGAL ART.
Nevertheless, we are sure that the cases will be dropped, as it will be obvious, even to the legal folk, that there are people out there buying and selling votes - but that it is not us. We just gave you the showcase. The real dealers do their businesses quite openly in Washington. Vive la difference!
|[V] Campaigning for our rights|
We would like to thank our partners for giving us the support we need and enjoy.
To those who despise us: Thank you also!
We regard negative and positive feedback alike as active support and intelligent modes of communication.
To those who think that we have now given up: Come on! We have all
had our fun.
|[V] What is new on the Site|
We have opened our site and data to the public, so everyone can see
for him or herself what is happening.
What you can find is the socio-demographics of everybody who dared to play [V]ote-auction. If you ask yourself if the numbers are real - that is an intelligent question - but has never been answered on the net. Neither can we answer it.
You will have to be quick to access the site - we will put it into real legal context by November 8th.
When the game is over, the players have to go home!
|[V] Statistics [Nov. 7th 2000, 3am CET]|
International poll: 63.3% gore 14.3% bush 22.4% nader
 Global media quick-stats
Press-archive under: http://22.214.171.124/news.htm
 Supporter quick-stats
 Legal quick-stats
For a list of support web-sites http://126.96.36.199/news.htm#support
|[V] Final note|
We wish all 3 candidates the best of luck for Election Day, and may the guy with the best looks - oops, sorry, the best ideas and intentions - win.
Goodbye to you, you have been a great audience!
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