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An important alert to the artists of TC
Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3599
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-07-21 1:50 pm   Permalink

This thread from Tiki Marketplace might be of particular interest to the artists on TC:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=15570&forum=12&start=15&17

Until this gets cleared up, I'd urge all of you to be on the lookout for illegal use of your designs, especially on eBay. If you do see your designs being used illegally, contact eBay to have the auction stopped.

Hopefully surfinstro can explain this to us in a way that is satisfactory. All TCers should feel free to let their voices be heard on this issue.

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purple jade
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Joined: Feb 19, 2003
Posts: 1450
From: New Orleans
Posted: 2005-07-21 1:54 pm   Permalink

Thanks Humu.


 
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Capt'n Skully
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Joined: May 28, 2005
Posts: 404
From: The Lost Lagoon
Posted: 2005-07-21 4:18 pm   Permalink

Tiki- Protector of the artist/creative/fun... Not to be messed with.

Humuhumu- Special TC Agent and now Tiki Demi-God. Also not to be messed with.


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Chongolio
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Joined: Oct 02, 2002
Posts: 2765
From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2005-07-21 4:22 pm   Permalink

Yeah Humu, thanks for looking out for us artistic types.

Chongolio


 
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surfinstro
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Joined: Jul 12, 2005
Posts: 30
From: East Coast, USA
Posted: 2005-07-21 8:58 pm   Permalink

All stone casting that I have sold on ebay have been purchased thru another eBay member "gostatue". She has been selling there since 2002. There is another member on here who sells the same type of casting only they are in plaster who has stated that I stole his molds. But as it turns out he has purchased similar molds from another mold seller.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8205812260&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1
In fact he paints them the same way as the mold seller has advertised.
I have molds of S&P shakers that I will be selling as soon as they are painted. Also I have copy molds of KAHIKI necklaces that I sell.
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SwampCreature
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Joined: Jun 15, 2005
Posts: 76
Posted: 2005-07-21 11:13 pm   Permalink

Yawn.....

 
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surfinstro
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Joined: Jul 12, 2005
Posts: 30
From: East Coast, USA
Posted: 2005-07-21 11:24 pm   Permalink

Yawn on this...

 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3599
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-07-22 09:39 am   Permalink

Surfinstro, thank you for clarifying the source of your mold for one of the questionable items you are selling. However, I've confirmed with Bamzeno of Tiki Freaks that the necklaces you are selling are a Tiki Freaks design, and thus not available as a mold, and that he most definitely has not given permission for the use of his design.

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surfinstro
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Joined: Jul 12, 2005
Posts: 30
From: East Coast, USA
Posted: 2005-07-22 11:51 am   Permalink

No he hasen't given permission to sell them. In fact I haven't sold one yet. They were listed twice with no bids. I believe it is the best one too. How about I give them away with each purchase?
I am in the process of carving my own so I can sell them.
I know exactly how it is when someone copies your work. I had quite a few stain glass projects of mine copied and then published. I made $0. I couldn't do a damm thing about it as the company had lawyers and I didn't. I took it as a compliment, that's all I had.


 
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FLOUNDERart
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Joined: Sep 02, 2003
Posts: 1140
From: Orlando Florida
Posted: 2005-07-22 1:32 pm   Permalink

Does Capt'n Skully know your using his image on your homepage?

[ This Message was edited by: FLOUNDERart 2005-07-22 13:33 ]


 
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hanford_lemoore
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Joined: Mar 23, 2002
Posts: 1869
From: Tiki Central
Posted: 2005-07-22 1:52 pm   Permalink

I've banned Surfinstro. For the members here who know him personally, please let him know that he was completely out of line.


I'd like to point out that I watched the Surfinstro stuff go down over the last few weeks but never got a complaint from a user until 2 days ago. I look to
U-Mods for hints as to what the members of Tiki Central want to happen.

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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5808
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2005-07-22 1:58 pm   Permalink

No loss.

 
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
Posts: 2996
From: My Island
Posted: 2005-07-22 5:36 pm   Permalink

Hey guys,

This man has contacted me about purchasing one of my carvings. What should I do? Is he actually making molds of people's work and marketing them? If so, I'll see what my lawyer friends have to say about that. Federal lawyers know everything! I believe that as an artist running a legal small business and selling original work, I am covered by some copywrite laws. I'll look further into it, but if your pieces have been copied/duplicated, you should to speak to a lawyer or do some research. Any illegal/unauthorized molds need to be destroyed, and people need to be compensated.

I sell my carvings for people to enjoy, not copy, cast, and make money on. That sucks!

-Gman
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7438
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2005-07-23 12:29 am   Permalink

surfinstro-SOB-ocean tiki, etc....?

In the "Immortal words of Rodney Dangerfield, No RESPECT!!"


 
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Razor
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Joined: Jul 24, 2005
Posts: 4
Posted: 2005-07-24 1:00 pm   Permalink

How much sense does that make to kick him off this forum?
Because he copied someones design? Are these designs copywrited? Is the site owner based in Russia or USA?
EVERYBODY COPYS SOMEONE ELSE. THERE IS NO ORIGINAL DESIGN ANYWHERE.


 
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