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The Enigmatic Dr X

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2000ad suspected IP infringement thread
« on: 06 August, 2010, 12:48:47 pm »
Given the frequency  of thse things, I wonder if we should have one place to report suspicions? I realise we may get some false positives, but maybe one place to have them is sensible and if there is no problem the report can be deleted?

And, with that, I give you:

http://www.zazzle.co.uk/cultculture/2000ad+gifts

Found 'cos I was looking for a mousepad, if any merc-droids are looking on. No mention of official licences.
« Last Edit: 06 August, 2010, 12:51:28 pm by The Enigmatic Dr X »
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Re: 2000ad suspected IP infringement thread
« Reply #2 on: 06 August, 2010, 01:35:05 pm »
Excellent idea for a thread! I think I'll sticky it.

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Re: 2000ad suspected IP infringement thread
« Reply #3 on: 06 August, 2010, 01:38:46 pm »
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PLEASE NOTE THIS ITEM IS FROM THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.

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Re: 2000ad suspected IP infringement thread
« Reply #4 on: 06 August, 2010, 02:12:25 pm »


And, with that, I give you:

http://www.zazzle.co.uk/cultculture/2000ad+gifts


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Re: 2000ad suspected IP infringement thread
« Reply #5 on: 06 August, 2010, 02:15:39 pm »
Zazzle is just like Cafepress you can upload anything and they print to order.

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Re: 2000ad suspected IP infringement thread
« Reply #6 on: 06 August, 2010, 02:24:36 pm »
I like the optimism they display by doing female versions of that shirt.

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Re: 2000ad suspected IP infringement thread
« Reply #7 on: 06 August, 2010, 02:27:31 pm »
They're not exactly stunning designs are they?

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Re: 2000ad suspected IP infringement thread
« Reply #8 on: 06 August, 2010, 02:30:47 pm »
Will make the bosses aware of commendable actions :D

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Re: 2000ad suspected IP infringement thread
« Reply #9 on: 06 August, 2010, 03:15:31 pm »
Will make the bosses aware of commendable actions :D

Tell them to accept my script submissions, too.
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Re: 2000ad suspected IP infringement thread
« Reply #10 on: 06 August, 2010, 03:16:18 pm »
Your going to have a hard time alleging that the word Dredd is a (C) infringement when no design rights (the font) or graphic image is being used. Judge Dredd would be a delimited trademark, Dredd without an illusion to the comic or even comics per say (ie COMICS ICONS #1: DREDD) very unlikely to be one at all (regardless of registering, you would have a hard time advocating to an adjudicator that the term Dredd covers all contexts).

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Re: 2000ad suspected IP infringement thread
« Reply #11 on: 06 August, 2010, 03:18:36 pm »
Isn't Dredd a trademark? If not, then on a site with a url ending "2000ad+gifts" I think it would be shooty-in to show that it was creating sufficient confusion among customers to establish infringement of "Judge Dredd".

The site even uses 2000ad as a meta-tag.

Heck, I found it because I was looking for a Judge Dredd mousepad - how much more do you need?
« Last Edit: 06 August, 2010, 03:21:16 pm by The Enigmatic Dr X »
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Re: 2000ad suspected IP infringement thread
« Reply #12 on: 06 August, 2010, 03:42:02 pm »
as discussed elseewhere, there's a pornstar calls himself Dredd - if Rebellion sue him, that's a court case I'd like to sit in on!

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Re: 2000ad suspected IP infringement thread
« Reply #13 on: 06 August, 2010, 03:50:16 pm »
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that's a court case I'd like to sit in on!


Expert witness?

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Re: 2000ad suspected IP infringement thread
« Reply #14 on: 06 August, 2010, 04:46:08 pm »
'Spurt witness?