Corporate Lawyers and other fun folks you don't want to meet
Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 7:49:26 AM
I saw a news article today that perfectly illustrates why you don't want to mess with copyright/trademarked materials... It's not anyone from here, it's from Etsy, which I don't think controls the content of the stores at all... but apparently someone took inspiration from the Walmart woman drinking wine out of a Pringles can and decided to start making tumblers (ostensibly for your wine) that look like Pringles cans..
The news article has a dateline of yesterday and the products are gone as of today..

https://komonews.com/news/offbeat/pringles-can-designed-wine-tumblers-inspired-by-woman-banned-from-texas-walmart-available-02-01-2019

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCupArtistEtsy?ref=condensed_trust_header_title_items&search_query=Pringles
Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 9:13:09 AM
lol, yeah they probably should have parodied it up a little. maybe make the guy a woman and change the name to Prangles or Dingles or Drinkles or something. you can't just copy corporate branding and call it art. that's right, I'm looking at you Warhol.
Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 10:16:23 AM
I saw that yesterday and knew it wouldn’t be up long.
Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 10:27:36 AM
Jerry Lambert wrote:
lol, yeah they probably should have parodied it up a little. maybe make the guy a woman and change the name to Prangles or Dingles or Drinkles or something. you can't just copy corporate branding and call it art. that's right, I'm looking at you Warhol.


Yeah - there's probably about a thousand ways to spoof this that this could have been even funnier and totally legit... she just needed to put in the work...
Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 7:54:32 AM
It's amazing that someone would not have a clue about the Copyright and Infringement Laws. Shocked

Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the protected work, or to make derivative works. The copyright holder is typically the work's creator, or a publisher or other business to whom copyright has been assigned.
Copyright holders routinely invoke legal and technological measures
to prevent and penalize copyright infringement
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