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Old August 23rd, 2006 Aug 23, 2006 3:22:39 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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as many of you probably know, our Jesus Saves design is our biggest seller. I was quite surprised today to come across this: noisebot.com/jesus_saves_passes_to_moses_he_shoots_he_scores_t-shirt

this site is obviously much bigger than mine and i'm afraid that they are going to steal a lot of my busines. anything i can do?

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Old August 23rd, 2006 Aug 23, 2006 3:32:20 PM -   #2 (permalink)
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I see variations of that design at a lot of places. Unless it's the exact design, and you hold the copyright, I don't think there's anything much you can do.
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Old August 23rd, 2006 Aug 23, 2006 3:33:45 PM -   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: i'm so pissed

So was that a very original idea for you? I mean, was it something that had variations on it already, such as "Jesus Saves....With Coupons?" Seriously, the text is almost word for word like yours. Did you register the copyright on your design?
 
 
Old August 23rd, 2006 Aug 23, 2006 5:24:16 PM -   #4 (permalink)
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hey burn,

not familiar with your design, would you mind displaying it here on the thread ?

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Old August 23rd, 2006 Aug 23, 2006 5:26:12 PM -   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: i'm so pissed

You can find the design by clicking on his signature, Lucy.

I'm sure I've seen variations of that same slogan before. Let's be sure all the facts are in place before folks start throwing around accusations.
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Old August 23rd, 2006 Aug 23, 2006 5:48:15 PM -   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: i'm so pissed

I thought it was clearly established that you can't copyright phrases on Ts? Or are you saying the other site is using your graphic as well, BurnTees?
 
Old August 24th, 2006 Aug 24, 2006 3:20:58 AM -   #7 (permalink)
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You can find the design by clicking on his signature, Lucy.

I'm sure I've seen variations of that same slogan before. Let's be sure all the facts are in place before folks start throwing around accusations.
Rodney, there were plenty of Jesus Saves shirts of different variations....we were the ONLY jesus saves passes to moses shoots scores out there. i did a LOT of research to make sure of that.
 
Old August 24th, 2006 Aug 24, 2006 3:26:52 AM -   #8 (permalink)
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Did you research copyright law?

If the graphic is different, but the words are the same, I'm afraid all you can do is be pissed.
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Old August 24th, 2006 Aug 24, 2006 3:58:22 AM -   #9 (permalink)
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Plus it's an old joke, so it's not like you even came up with the text.

There's nothing wrong with you running that shirt... but there's nothing wrong with someone else running it as well either.



 
Old August 24th, 2006 Aug 24, 2006 4:00:31 AM -   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah I think you got ripped off. The shirt is a hockey design...I thought when I first read the phrase it was refering to basketball...never even looked at the graphic. I have seen Jesus saves this and that for a long time but never on a hockey t-shirt. Of course all this means nothing cause I live in Tx. where I probably wouldnt see a hockey shirt ever!!! I dont know what you can do about it without proof of originality. Sorry mate!!!
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Old August 24th, 2006 Aug 24, 2006 4:19:30 AM -   #11 (permalink)
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have you contact them ?

 
Old August 24th, 2006 Aug 24, 2006 5:37:42 AM -   #12 (permalink)
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i understand that what they're doing isn't illegal and isn't against copyright law...however...i just feel ripped off.
 
Old August 24th, 2006 Aug 24, 2006 5:42:21 AM -   #13 (permalink)
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Default Re: i'm so pissed

Maybe the guy who came up with Good Bush/Bad Bush, or I Ride The Short Bus, or Dickfore, or I Put The Stud In Study, or who first put the classic cheat code on a shirt feels the same way about your store. Are you ripping them off? (I don't think so, but I don't think it's any different).

I just don't see the big deal, or indeed the difference. It's all (more or less) public domain.



 
Old August 24th, 2006 Aug 24, 2006 5:56:32 AM -   #14 (permalink)
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Competing in the FREE world sometimes is hard to swallow.

A good example of this is a Record Store that spends $ 20,000 on a newspaper full page advertisement and their Next Door Competitor simply puts this Full Page ADvertisement on their store window with a sign that reads " Take An Additional 10% Off ".

This is the Selling Game and it will not go away anytime soon.
 
Old August 24th, 2006 Aug 24, 2006 6:45:33 AM -   #15 (permalink)
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Default Re: i'm so pissed

Well, if it makes you feel better, you're design is better than Noise Bot's.

My personal favorite is a shirt with jesus and a razor. "Jesus Shaves"

I doubt they will hurt your sales. Unless you keep telling everyone that there's this site with "my design" Then I'll go there and buy "Bonosauraus"
 






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