Long story short, they owe him something which is closer to the original payment than to the extortionist amount he seeks.
Unless this can be shown to be a willful breach of contract and infringement of the photog's copyright. That can trigger punitive and/or larger fines (at least in the US, I think--not sure about German law).
engage in monoculture investing?
That's what Warren Buffet says to do....
Do not put your eggs in many baskets. Put all your eggs in one basket – and proceed to watch that basket.
The thing with Buffet is that he probably owns the basket; that makes it a lot easier to monitor (and make corrections).
All legal. Don't hate the player, hate the game... (or so I'm told)
Fuck that--I'll sure as hell hate the player for playing the damn game.
It's still a tunnel at the bottom of a bay crossing a tectonic boundary. That takes the kind of engineering chutzpah that Californians - even Democrats - used to be capable of.
You're still wrong:
Just wait, the TPP will strip.. er... I mean standardize all privacy rights.
Harmonize. The euphemism is "harmonize".
China can build bullet train lines thousands of miles long, while we can't even start a research telescope.
That's because the Chinese government can just forcibly relocate anyone in the way; the US has to at least pretend to care about private property rights and compensation.
But programming is haaaard!
Let's go shopping!
To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton