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By Mr_Rabid on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 04:14 pm: Edit

Well- possible solutions should not probably be posted here.

After all, the target of said solutions probably stopped by here at least once, yes?

By Baz on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 10:19 am: Edit

How bout the frock-coat wearing crime-fighting absinthe-drinking squad that'll stick it in and break it off squad?

I don't think a contingency fee is something that occurs really often in copyright cases. Anyway, this guy is probably small potatoes and won't have much money even if you got a monetary judgement(which would literally take years). I know that with the info I have here, limited as it is, I wouldn't touch it on a contingency fee. Those are usually reserved for accident cases where there is an insurance conpany and identifiable damages.

By Barsnake on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 08:45 am: Edit


By Raschied on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 08:15 am: Edit


Damn, where'd I put the keys to my "Nudecycle"...

By Admin on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 03:47 pm: Edit


I look dead butch in tights and I'll bugger any man what says otherwise!

can I be your bride???

it's all too funny ...

btw - I have filed the copyright claim thingie with ebay, we'll see how they respond.

By Sicboy13 on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 03:28 pm: Edit

*man butter*? I prefer the politically correct term, baby-batter.

By Tavarua on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 02:32 pm: Edit

Of course I was not talking about IT Administrators and/or moonlighting bar bouncers, and crimefighters, when I made that statement. Anyone else trying to pull this off will spell love of the man butter.

By _Blackjack on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 02:18 pm: Edit

It's not gay to wear tights at all, dammit! I look dead butch in tights and I'll bugger any man what says otherwise!

By Tavarua on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 02:14 pm: Edit

"although I don't wear tights."

It's not gay to where tights if your fighting crime, or stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Come on Baz, it takes a tough man to make a tender chicken.

By Barsnake on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 02:01 pm: Edit

Apparently it's not real easy to report an infringement on eBay. Kallisti - it looks like you need to file a claim of infringement - the guy's eBay store is the freakbootique.

By Barsnake on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 01:50 pm: Edit

I checked out this guy's "eBay Store" he has all kinds of stuff that I'm sure is unlicensed - tshirts, band lighters, etc. eBay should check him out.

By Arj on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 01:34 pm: Edit

As for costs, I'd expect you could find someone to work on contingency (i.e., no hourly fee) if you have a valid claim. If you're successful, attorneys fees will generally be paid by the bad guys. You do need to find out what your rights are first. Initial consultations should be free.

By Baz on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 01:16 pm: Edit

Hey tav, I'll join up too, although I don't wear tights. I have some really cool boots and a mask, though.

BTW I'm leaving if the ambiguously gay duo show up.
Wish I could help, kallisti, but about copyright law I know little. If it's a retouched image, that was previously in the public domain, I'd be absolutely sure before I considered a lawsuit. And definately go to a copyright specialist.

My guess is that when you get the estimate for your costs to file suit, you'll not be pleased. Copyright law is tedious, boring, and expensive.

By Destiny on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 12:57 pm: Edit

Kallisti - Are you 100% positive that you're covered by copyright? Without that, someone could fire back a "loss of revenue" claim.

By Tavarua on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 12:11 pm: Edit

Sounds like you need a little justice. Maybe it's time to assemble the Absinthe Special Units team. Everyone gather your green capes and tights and assemble in the Ludicrous Cave. If that doesn't work, I can call up my buddy Young Guy, Motor Detective. He'll straighten this out.

By Arj on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 11:57 am: Edit

Even if ebay complies and drops the seller, you still won't know if the manufacturer is distributing to other retailers, or even if that seller is selling through other shops, publications, etc. You'll need a lawsuit to get all the facts and be sure of them. These guys won't be able to blow you off once you get some discovery requests out. Likely, the case would settle before it even came to that.

By Admin on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 11:45 am: Edit

that's what I hinted ... about all the other copyright stuff. the seller is being nice to me, but he still won't tell me who is selling them. I'll work on him, he might come around.

I think I just needed to convince him that the other guy was the one being a jerk. And I've registered with ebay's copyright protection plan thingie ... so they'll pull it eventually.

By _Blackjack on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 11:35 am: Edit

OK, you played nice; now tell eBay to pull the plug on the guy. They tend to be really touchy about this stuff. They were even cowed into not letting people sell brands of DVD players that are "region free".

I don't think the manufacturer or seller will care that you own the image. If you check his other auctions, they are full of copyrighted images AND trademarked characters...

...not to mention David Bowie and Madonna. Let's sick THEIR lawyers on this guy.

By _Blackjack on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 11:31 am: Edit


By Admin on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 11:09 am: Edit

grrr. the ebay lister won't give me the manufacturer's info and he sez the manufacturer sez it's "just a coincidence" that they resemble eachother.

By Admin on Friday, March 01, 2002 - 02:42 pm: Edit

that's what I'm doing.

small operations cower quickly.

if he's really nice, I'll send him the non-kallistified version.

By Tavarua on Friday, March 01, 2002 - 02:22 pm: Edit

I wouldn't sweat it. More than likely it is just some kid with a graphics art degree trying to make a few bucks. Like the guy who sells the magnets. If its some retailer, that's a different story. Just try talking to him.

By Destiny on Friday, March 01, 2002 - 02:17 pm: Edit

It's such a cool image, you really should get a consultation regarding the situation. Unfortunately, there's a lot of misinformation regarding copyright and much of this "hand me down" info exists in artistic circles. Neglect is the enemy, talk to someone.

By Don_Walsh on Friday, March 01, 2002 - 01:38 pm: Edit

Who's the perp?

Ebay seller contact info is available.

For starters you can inform eBay that the artwork is copyrighted and the reproduction is unauthorized and they will kill this auction in a NY minute.

By Admin on Friday, March 01, 2002 - 01:33 pm: Edit

It's an old poster image, with *extensive* overhauling, touch-ups, background removal and type. Generally with more than 15% changes, you can copyright it.

At least, I heard that somewhere. heh.

By Admin on Friday, March 01, 2002 - 01:31 pm: Edit

I'll buy one first, THEN I'll nuke them from space.

By Arj on Friday, March 01, 2002 - 01:26 pm: Edit

You have a copyright on that, right? You should talk to an intellectual property attorney (trademarks, copyrights, patents) regarding your rights. You might seek an injunction to make these sales stop, seek some money damages, etc.

By Raschied on Friday, March 01, 2002 - 01:22 pm: Edit

Nuke 'em from orbit?

By Admin on Friday, March 01, 2002 - 01:19 pm: Edit

this was sent to me by a couple folks:


And was just wondering what ya'll thought I should do about it.

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