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Old 05-05-2012, 12:01 PM   #1
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Default Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation

http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/...order=0#664476

Well, sly threats are easier than providing support.

The funny thing is, they don't even own the righst to the Amiga name, they just license it.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:05 PM   #2
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Default Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation

OK so they don`t ship with Amiga name (its X500 plus)
and stickers can be sold separately. So C=USA don`t like Amiga stickers,
what about laser engravement?
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation

Good question. The Daddy was never intending to sell these with Amiga labels on them as the end user can do that.

X500Plus has nothing to do with teh Amiga and you can equally say that the design was inspired by the TRS-80, Dragon 32, BBC Model B, Sinclair QL, Atari ST or any other number of machines.

This is just an example of C-USA's support for the "Amiga" community of which they are no part.

Remember, The Daddy was the person who spotted that the factory photographs were fake. This is "payback".
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:15 PM   #4
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poor Leo, he used to be part of this community and now he's acting like the big bad CEO Mr. Barry
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:20 PM   #5
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Harkonnenization?
Next Dummy might become Feyd-Rautha
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:23 PM   #6
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Default Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation

Of course there is no Amiga sticker coming with the case.
It'll be completely blank, people can use what they like and print it themselves.
Those are made of paper (used an old inkjet and 80g paper)...

Do they really think I was going to include Amiga stickers?

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Old 05-05-2012, 12:37 PM   #7
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Default Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation

How incredibly wimpy are we when this is considered "intimidation?"

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An image has been presented to me of this unit featuring AMIGA branding.
This is a friendly request to remove that from your advertising.
OMG, a "friendly request??"
The b@stard!! ;-)

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I don't care, just give us the case, screw the licensing and stupid politics, there is no Aminga Inc. that supports the community or legacy so why fret? This is not a threat to us, more like a boon in the form of a cool case!!!
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:47 PM   #9
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Of course there is no Amiga sticker coming with the case.
It'll be completely blank, people can use what they like and print it themselves.
Those are made of paper (used an old inkjet and 80g paper)...

Do they really think I was going to include Amiga stickers?
Well there are 0.50 euros avail from Vesalia
http://www.vesalia.de/e_merchandise[3583].htm#kleinteile
1.90 for Angry Boingball
http://www.vesalia.de/e_angryboingball.htm

They could go nice with AmigaOne mouse
http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/...hp?cPath=37_96

Niote that you will offer it, but you may advise links
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:50 PM   #10
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Default Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation

Boy, I guess when Amiga branding is the one thing differentiating your product from a commodity PC build costing half as much, you get kinda territorial about it! Who'da thunk?
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:55 PM   #11
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Default Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation

Someone should mention to them that although they do have an exclusive worldwide license for the Amiga trademark for their line of AIO (All-In-One) keyboard computers, an empty case is not a computer.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:08 PM   #12
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OMG, a "friendly request??"
The b@stard!! ;-)
A "friendly request" is a legal maneuver. This is reeling the foot back. The next step is a swift attorney to the balls.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:09 PM   #13
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Unbelievable... Had they just dug into the matter more, they would have realized TheDaddy was not supplying anything of the sort, or using trademarks he has not licensed. Instead they shoot their mouths off and make themselves look utterly foolish.

The irony of the situation is this is from a company that for quite some time had images of "concept" machines stolen off other sites with all credit removed on their site.

Abhorrent and entirely unprofessional. A "friendly request" should have come in the form of a PM to TheDaddy, not via some sort of fist shaking on a public forums.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:45 PM   #14
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Removed the tick and renamed the Amiga to Amica (Italian for female friend)...

I hope it's ok, all this Photoshopping is tiring.

@everyone

Thanks
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I would've just told them to piss off, if you're not actually selling the thing with Amiga branding...
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A "friendly request" is a legal maneuver.
Not if you're not a lawyer.. ;-) (Or Tony Soprano... I think people watch too much T.V.)

It could just be...
wait for it..

A friendly request..

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This is reeling the foot back. The next step is a swift attorney to the balls.
That all depends on whether or not something is done about the friendly request and whether or not there actually is anything wrong...

As far as I know, the person stating that wasn't the president of the company. He wasn't an attorney for the company.

Sounds like a friendly request to me...

I grew up around lawyers; that wasn't even slightly intimidating.. ;-)

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I would've just told them to piss off, if you're not actually selling the thing with Amiga branding...
No of course not.

It's for illustration purposes only, to give people an idea of what they can put on it if they want to, I don't sell Amiga branded stuff but if they don't want to see it then fine, I'll leave ACube, AROS, Linux, OS4 on and take them off if it offends them too
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It's been removed following the friendly request.
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It's been removed following the friendly request.


As a related side, that's a beautiful case you've made there..

I've been pretty into my original Amigas, but that case, and if they come out with Natami before too long.... Hmmm..

And I can print my own stickers.. ;-)

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As far as I know, the person stating that wasn't the president of the company. He wasn't an attorney for the company.

Sounds like a friendly request to me...

I grew up around lawyers; that wasn't even slightly intimidating.. ;-)
He's one of two known personnel for CUSA (the other being Barry himself) and the general PR guy for the company; moreover, his threat was groundless posturing, as any basic research into the project would have shown (let alone actual knowledge of TheDaddy's project from - get this - being involved in the community. I haven't even been following this project and I knew he wasn't selling it Amiga-branded, geez,) and he wasn't the person to be making it in the first place, as CUSA does not own or enforce the Amiga trademarks, they merely license them.

And as has been pointed out several times in both threads, a real friendly request would have been a private note to TheDaddy, not territorial pissing on a public forum. It might not have been a formal legal threat, but it was douchey and needlessly aggressive.
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