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Post Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:27 am 
 

beasterbrook wrote:What we probably need to do find a company that will take on ebay like in france...then tell the company, not ebay, and see if it flows on to the rest...


Well... Warner Brothers owns DC -- and they have deep pockets. ;)


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:53 am 
 

Far Future Enterprises still owns the rights to Twilight 2000 and they sell DVD compilations of the T2K books.

http://www.farfuture.net/

No idea how to contact them though....or if they would care.  :|


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:22 am 
 

Badmike wrote:
Which is why I no longer participate in nailing these assholes....if Ebay can't be relied upon to clean up their own yard, I'll be damned if I'm going to volunteer my free time to sweep the sidewalk for them.

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They are really opening themselves up for a class-action lawsuit.  They say on their site what items and what kinds of auctions are illegal, and yet these sales continue while eBay takes in profits from these illegal sales.  Furthermore, a case could be strengthed by maintaining that the size of their staff is inadequate to monitor its sales.  Asking the community to help is fine, but it should not be their first line of defense.  eBay is trying to maximize profits at the risk of skirting the law.   :roll:   Shameful for them and hurtful to buyers. :x


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:00 pm 
 

benjoshua wrote:
They are really opening themselves up for a class-action lawsuit.  They say on their site what items and what kinds of auctions are illegal, and yet these sales continue while eBay takes in profits from these illegal sales.  Furthermore, a case could be strengthed by maintaining that the size of their staff is inadequate to monitor its sales.  Asking the community to help is fine, but it should not be their first line of defense.  eBay is trying to maximize profits at the risk of skirting the law.   :roll:   Shameful for them and hurtful to buyers. :x


How is the French lawsuit working out for them?  An example of not defending a copyright that bit Ebay on the ass...although they'll probably just settle in the end.  Still, that was a huge chunk of change IIRC.

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:56 pm 
 

What is GSL again?


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:54 am 
 

Kosh Vorlontay wrote:What is GSL again?


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:50 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:27 am 
 

Rob was never paid by TSR for Maze of Xaene. The company owned the title, but not the content. I believe a sale of a copy of that manuscript violates Rob's IP.

Additionally, employees of TSR and Trigee signed confidentiality agreements for the exact purpose of their work byproduct never being sold by them in competition with the original author's legal IP, or the company's representation of that IP. So, I don't believe any rights can be altered through happenstance or simple possession.

Under what rights is that manuscript being offered for sale on this site in Frank's Warehouse thread?

  

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:43 am 
 

enshook wrote:Under what rights is that manuscript being offered for sale on this site in Frank's Warehouse thread?

The piece is a computer printout only. The offering is strictly for those sheets of paper, and purchaser acquires no other ownership or rights. Those same terms (explicitly excluding any & all IP rights/ownership) apply to every item in the Manuscript Warehouse.

I purchased various items from Rob in the '80s, and no rights were conferred in any case. What I bought were the artifacts/objects only.

And if Rob wants Xaene removed from the offerings, as a special case, he need only ask me; I'll be happy to comply and keep it in my archives.

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:48 pm 
 

enshook wrote:Rob was never paid by TSR for Maze of Xaene. The company owned the title, but not the content. I believe a sale of a copy of that manuscript violates Rob's IP.

Additionally, employees of TSR and Trigee signed confidentiality agreements for the exact purpose of their work byproduct never being sold by them in competition with the original author's legal IP, or the company's representation of that IP. So, I don't believe any rights can be altered through happenstance or simple possession.

Under what rights is that manuscript being offered for sale on this site in Frank's Warehouse thread?


I really don't have a dog in this fight but umm, unless I am mistaken, Rob on 2 seperate occasions was paid in full ahead of time for projects from 2 different companies  that he never completed.  As far as I know, he also never returned any of those advanced payments either.  Perhaps he should deal with those issues first before trying to cry foul here.


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:23 am 
 

Bclarkie,

I brought up the topic because I was involved with the Maze of Xaene project and I formally know that TSR never paid our partnership for the product. Thus, Rob never received any form of payment and still wholly owns it.

Your post has no bearing on this. Although, I too love to speculate about other people's business that I don't know much about and then argue the different cases endlessly. But, you'll have to email me to engage in that sport. Wouldn't want anyone to mistake me as being serious while going about!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:33 pm 
 

What the bleeping bleepity-bleep?  How many copyrights does this violate?

. . . Star Trek Meets Predator VS Aliens | eBay

On the face of it, it's far more creative than anything I could come up with, but What The Blagojevich?

  

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:01 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:What the bleeping bleepity-bleep?  How many copyrights does this violate?

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On the face of it, it's far more creative than anything I could come up with, but What The Blagojevich?


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JohnGaunt wrote:What the bleeping bleepity-bleep?  How many copyrights does this violate?

. . . Star Trek Meets Predator VS Aliens | eBay

On the face of it, it's far more creative than anything I could come up with, but What The Blagojevich?


Do yourself a favor and read this piece of shite.  It's the worst piece of fanfic I've ever seen in my 45 years on earth, and makes absolutely no sense. Unintentionally hilarious!

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:13 pm 
 

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Do yourself a favor and read this piece of shite.  It's the worst piece of fanfic I've ever seen in my 45 years on earth, and makes absolutely no sense. Unintentionally hilarious!

Mike B.


When he said Data was eluding laser and plasma fire, and I quote, "Like a super ninja", I immediately stopped reading and was unable to waste any more of my life on this innane drivel. Some of you may have more time to waste than I, certainly, this guy should move out of his parent's basement. Maybe get a girl or two. Doubtful, but prostitutes never disappoint. ;)

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:20 pm 
 

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Actually, I don't know whether to laugh or puke (or both).


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:46 pm 
 

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When he said Data was eluding laser and plasma fire, and I quote, "Like a super ninja", I immediately stopped reading and was unable to waste any more of my life on this innane drivel.


Then you missed the part where Data and Ripley (from the Alien movies) were making goo-goo eyes at each other....with Seven of Nine looking on jealously. 8O

I won't even bring up the writer's super-Mary Sue creation, One the Borg......

These may be the most un-intentionally hilarious piece of garbage ever written.... :D

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:30 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:What the bleeping bleepity-bleep?  How many copyrights does this violate?

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On the face of it, it's far more creative than anything I could come up with, but What The Blagojevich?


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