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A small price to pay...



FYI

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Hayes" <mark@caislean.com>
To: "Gary Grossmann" <grossfam@olywa.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2000 5:29 AM
Subject: Re: So-called "Groo" Miniature


> At 11:36 PM 2/7/2000 -0800, you wrote:
> >I'll
> >bet Ral Partha did a play on words with the name and called it Groonan or
> >Grew or something like that that may have allowed them to skate by the
> >copyright laws as they apparently did with the other two minis you
> >mentioned.
>
> Actually I'm willing bet they did as well.  It's been so long I really
> can't remember the title of those figures - except for the Grateful Undead
> - that was just too humorous to forget.   In thinking about this I've
> decided to end the auction early, i.e. I closed it last night.  The person
> who bid $1 will be given the option of buying it or letting it go without
> threat of negative feedback.  My use of Groo in the title was potential
> copy right infringement - hey it's a stupid auction and not worth the
hassle.
>
> I've also filed a report with Ebay over your activities.  Your cross
> posting your original letter to me and the groop list with threats of
> harassment was a violation of their policy against posting member
> information into any form of on-line public groups.  I'm sure at worst
> their response will be a formal email notice and warning.  While I support
> the motivation behind your actions, your method of handling them was
> questionable - a simple email would have been sufficient, cross posting
> harassment threats to mailing lists only served to make me resist the
> points you where making.
>
> Mark Hayes
>