Disney on Ice – Kudos

Dear Disney:

Tonight we took the daughter to your Disney on Ice spectacular. While the prince was slaying evil on ice, Darth Disney, the dark suited piracy purger, was confiscating video tapes from the dangerous mothers of the gallery. Good job sir.

I understand. The problem is that the quality of most home video recorders, which is carefully gripped in a mother’s hand steadied by her elbow firmly seated on her knee, provides such high quality recordings that people have all but quit attending your shows. If one of these videos were to perhaps ever be played again after the family comes home, families may never again attend one of your shows. I know families that are famous for sending one family member, preferably an adult who is not vulnerable to your glitch tactics dazzling array of spinning lights and cotton candy at $10.00 per piece, and then the whole family is able to experience that spectacle of your shows at only a fractional cost. I, for one, watch so many of my home movies that the tapes have worn thin.

Particularly, this new era of YouTube-MySpace-Web 2.0 mania, it is very possible that someone may video record a wonderful time that they had at your show and possibly slip some free advertising for you on the Internet. That would be outrageous. I am very glad that you are headstrong in preserving the old world media and not letting anyone infringe on your copyright.

In fact, when the man in the dark suit approached the mother of two precious princesses devious devils, I am sure that she was first shocked when he ripped the video-cassette from the recorder, but I am quite sure that after she recovers from the pain and humiliation of the night’s events that she will come to respect the lord of copyright. She will likely harbor no resentment for your company, production, or Darth Disney and will most definitely become a repeat patron. It is the forethought into developing meaningful relationships with your customers that sets you apart from all other song and dance!

I just want to reiterate how joyous the whole experience was tonight. It is funny, at one point, I pulled out my phone to begin to pen this letter but because of the camera on my device, one of the attendants came to make sure I was not video recording your production. Geez, I am so glad they were able to set me straight. The evening was so much more enjoyable knowing that the aisles were filled with attendants who were focusing on families having a wonderful experience the protection of the copyright.


Jeremy Floyd

PS: Even though it is 2006, maybe if you focus your efforts you could find one 10-12 year old girl that looks very innocent and sue her. The RIAA did it and I heard it is working out very nicely for them.

Jeremy Floyd

Jeremy Floyd is the President at FUNYL Commerce. Formerly, he was the CEO and President of Lirio, Bluegill Creative, a marketing and communications firm in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to managing the digital strategies, Floyd was an adjunct professor for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga MBA program teaching digital strategies and social media. Floyd blogs at jeremyfloyd.com and tweets under the name @jfloyd. Jeremy is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and holds a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from MTSU in English and Philosophy.