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Topic: fair use
rustyoldtown Posted: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 11:08:09 AM
This happens all the time, but it's nice to see someone take a stand and rightly so.
There is a huge problem with mostly trademark holders but sometimes also copyright holders not understanding the law and lawers who if paid enough will try to stop perfectly legal use.
If someone is using the material such as a song to dance to and the focus is the dance then that's fair use.
If someone is using words that happen to be a trademark but it's clear they are not being used as a mark but as their primary function...LANGUAGE, then that's fair use.
If someone makes illegal copies of a song and sells them, then sue.
If someone is using your trademark as a mark to brand their products then sue them, not sue people using your trademarked words as words to discribe the world around us, ask questions or tell stories, as that is freedom of speech, but only when used as a competing mark is their use wrong.
A rich man has no more rights than a poor man, he will just hire people to try to convince you and others that he has.
This is a story of how people with money and power think they own the world, but find out their living in a world of their own!
Topic: St Patrick's day Irish heritage
rustyoldtown Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2010 7:51:29 AM
Be different this St Patrick's Day, forget the shirt about being Drunk, the shirts about being lucky etc, show some real class by wearing genuine irish celtic artwork created by a genuine Irishman!
Wear your heritage with pride and show what being Irish is really all about!

Topic: St. Paddy's Day Tie
rustyoldtown Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2010 6:00:38 AM
Tis cool!
Topic: my first sale!!! eeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rustyoldtown Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2010 5:59:08 AM
It's definitely unique, you don't get many talking dinosaurs on a cloud shirts!
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Topic: New St Patricks day design.
rustyoldtown Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 6:42:32 AM
It's a great design! (makes a change from the lucky, drunk and kissing designs that everyone seems to have)