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smithunltd
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I know a guy whos name is actually John Doe… he should be making millions, lol.

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dekurvajo
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Is the botox became that so expensive in the USA?

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CLINE123
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... Don’t think that just because there aren’t a lot of customers commenting here that they aren’t reading what you write.

Some have no idea how much this is true…

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joshhunsaker
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@ the OP: Unfortunately, at least in the U.S. – you are technically in the wrong on this one.

Use of someone’s name without their express permission for a commercial application is commercial exploitation and is a tort. It effectively gives an impression of endorsement:

http://privacy.uslegal.com/what-constitutes-a-violation/use-of-name-or-likeness/

It’s also sandwiched in with what’s referred to as the “right of publicity”

http://rightofpublicity.com/brief-history-of-rop
&
http://www.citmedialaw.org/legal-guide/using-name-or-likeness-another

Be careful.

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MographMark
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If this is true Ken Burns needs some magic mushrooms, females and a virgin galactic ticket.

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wiseguys
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so any word from that lawyer yet?

- Chris

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doru
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@ the OP: Unfortunately, at least in the U.S. – you are technically in the wrong on this one. Use of someone’s name without their express permission for a commercial application is commercial exploitation and is a tort. It effectively gives an impression of endorsement

I’m wonder when kim dotcom will start suing all the people who have a .com website. Good news is that the marketplace is safe

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3dbacks
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Lawyers don’t send emails, they send PAPER….................


This morning i received the most strange email that i could have ever received.. I don’t think that it’s a joke, because it contains signed paper and all the stuff..

It’s from a laywer who says that my file “Slideshow with Ken Burns Effect” is in direct violation with some New York City laws.. Apparently i made bad use of the guy’s name in advertising my product..what?! Well…there are dozens of files on AD with the exact same name :D so i have to remove any associations with it’s name and make a public statement that i am not affiliated with KB by the end of next week, to avoid a lawsuit..

Anyway .. i just wanted to share this with you guys because i think that it can be something that we all can learn about from.. The funny thing is that i wanted to remove that file sometime soon, since it doesn’t produce any revenue anymore..
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digitalscience
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Did Ken end the email with… p.s. you just got burned .. ?

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wiseguys
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Lawyers don’t send emails, they send PAPER….................

This morning i received the most strange email that i could have ever received.. I don’t think that it’s a joke, because it contains signed paper and all the stuff..

It’s from a laywer who says that my file “Slideshow with Ken Burns Effect” is in direct violation with some New York City laws.. Apparently i made bad use of the guy’s name in advertising my product..what?! Well…there are dozens of files on AD with the exact same name :D so i have to remove any associations with it’s name and make a public statement that i am not affiliated with KB by the end of next week, to avoid a lawsuit..

Anyway .. i just wanted to share this with you guys because i think that it can be something that we all can learn about from.. The funny thing is that i wanted to remove that file sometime soon, since it doesn’t produce any revenue anymore..

We should name the stinking effect something different. Then he’ll ask us to use his name.

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