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Do these controllers look familiar to anyone else?
« on: September 24, 2003, 10:31:01 am »
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Or for that matter why does that background look so familiar? ;)
Maybe I'd seen that stuff here? ::)


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Re:Do these controllers look familiar to anyone else?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2003, 01:12:31 pm »
Isn't using someone elses characters, brand, artwork on your stuff for sales an infringement on an intelectual property. Ebay actually does not allow this. Reprinting something on your own personal property is one thing but going into business with Capcom/Marvel's "IP" is kinda sad.

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Re:Do these controllers look familiar to anyone else?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2003, 01:41:04 pm »
Isn't using someone elses characters, brand, artwork on your stuff for sales an infringement on an intelectual property. Ebay actually does not allow this. Reprinting something on your own personal property is one thing but going into business with Capcom/Marvel's "IP" is kinda sad.

I don't really see the issue.  He's not selling it as a "Capcom/Marvel Control Panel".  In fact it doesn't even meantion the overlay or anything about it in the title or the description.

If people can sell t-shirts w/ screens from Zelda and Pacman on them without permission, I think this is ok.

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Re:Do these controllers look familiar to anyone else?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2003, 05:39:09 pm »

If people can sell t-shirts w/ screens from Zelda and Pacman on them without permission, I think this is ok.

Actually people can't do that to the best of my knowledge. Nintendo, for example, just allows it to happen as long as the use doesn't damage the image of the character. Many other companies aren't as forgiving.

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Re:Do these controllers look familiar to anyone else?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2003, 09:00:59 pm »
I think what he is saying is that there are thousands of items on ebay that technically are infringement, but no one seems to care or bother with stopping it. It's usually "harmless" in most cases. You always see it on t-shirts, clocks, magnets, etc.

People arent necessarily buying that CP for the art, more for the controls. That said, I still would be careful if I we're him. Or consider an original CP overlay.
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Re:Do these controllers look familiar to anyone else?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2003, 11:29:09 pm »
What, he didn't include the picture with his foot in it??  ;)

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Re:Do these controllers look familiar to anyone else?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2003, 12:53:52 am »
I drew a picture of Pengo with colored pencils and markers and sold it on ebay once as a "Pengo arcade sketch". It sold for $2.26 and Sega did not sue me at all. I similarly sold a "Lock 'N Chase" drawing for $1 and didn't get sued by anyone either!
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Re:Do these controllers look familiar to anyone else?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2003, 07:04:45 am »
That's original art of a copyrighted character, though, which is [arguably] less questionable in legality.. besides.. Pengo?  Lock and Chase? :/

Marvel Comics on the other hand is probably another story.. and this is not orignal art, just pieced together.

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Re:Do these controllers look familiar to anyone else?
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2003, 07:13:47 am »
Anyway. If the big arcade boys are going to go after anybody for selling anything on ebay, you would THINK their first target would be "Classic Overlays", who sells all those awful reproduction graphics for any part of any game he can manage to get a scan of.

Then of course there are also those new Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga/Donkey Kong boardsets (and about a half dozen other similar ones, a triple Kong, and others) that have surfaced lately.

Of course I have no problems with those bootleg boardsets or that bootleg artwork. The more stuff out there the better, and the more bootleg boardsets out there, the cheaper the originals become.

I imagine the market for Double Donkeys has all but dried up with the advent of the brand new triple Kong boardset which is about the same price as buying a Junior boardset and the DDK kit.
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Re:Do these controllers look familiar to anyone else?
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2003, 04:07:30 pm »
LOL! I recognize that dirty tile floor anywhere!  ;)
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