Is this ebayer using the 'burning man' name?

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Is this ebayer using the 'burning man' name?

Postby erbal » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:13 pm

Not sure where to post this, or whether it's even a problem, but I noticed this while looking for EL wire on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/E-L-EL-Wire-Neon- ... 950333b785

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Postby AntiM » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:19 pm

Nope. Burning Glow Man is not Burning Man. Lots of ebayers use this tactic to get around the trademark restrictions.
http://burningman.org/timeline/

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Postby erbal » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:35 am

I was thinking more of the line:

"Looks great in nightclubs, raves, Burning Man, music festivals, proms, and cocktail parties. It is tons of fun!"

Hey ho, so long as it's cool then it's cool.

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Postby AntiM » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:07 am

They can't use it in the auction title, but if it is used in a description, then no action is taken. Just don't buy from them.
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Postby Major Krash » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:56 pm

...and by the way Erbal, AntiM is about as official as it gets on this board - she is a volunteer Moderator of Eplaya. One of her jobs is to help monitor the board for commerce postings that violate the ToS (terms of service) - so she should know what she is talking about...

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Postby mdmf007 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:20 pm

Major Krash wrote:...and by the way Erbal, AntiM is about as official as it gets on this board - she is a volunteer Moderator of Eplaya. One of her jobs is to help monitor the board for commerce postings that violate the ToS (terms of service) - so she should know what she is talking about...


Its also an EBAY UK posting. copyright extends there, but is harder to enforce.

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Postby addison4 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:25 am

Funny that Burners care about copyrights for the sole purpose of stopping commercialism. When we gift stuff the copyright attitude is exactly the opposite.

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Postby TomServo » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:05 am

addison4 wrote:Funny that Burners care about copyrights for the sole purpose of stopping commercialism. When we gift stuff the copyright attitude is exactly the opposite.


Because were not SELLING it!
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:56 am

E-bayer-asperin...
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Postby erbal » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:01 pm

Major Krash wrote:...and by the way Erbal, AntiM is about as official as it gets on this board - she is a volunteer Moderator of Eplaya. One of her jobs is to help monitor the board for commerce postings that violate the ToS (terms of service) - so she should know what she is talking about...


Sorry, I didn't mean that to come across as though I was questioning AntiM in any way :s ... like I said, if it's cool it's cool ... I only just lost my virginity the other year, so I'm still learning how it all works ;)


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