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Re: Groo Mouse Pad on Ebay
Well, like i said, ME has made it pretty clear he DOESN'T want to do that.
And if it doesn't bother Ruben, it doesn't bother me. But I think, like Ken
said, if the guy starts cranking them out, we can jump on him. I doubt that
will happen. -Gary G.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dieter Opfer" <email@example.com>
To: "Ruben Arellano" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Gary Grossmann"
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2000 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: Groo Mouse Pad on Ebay
> Why don't we just let M.E. and S.A. decide if they
> want to take any action. It's their copyright being
> breached after all.
> They may not have time or desire to scour the world
> for these small fish but if these are brought to their
> attention through the Groop then they can decide what
> action if any to take.
> Just my 2c worth.
> Dieter :)#
> --- Ruben Arellano <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Well, I think it would be a bad idea if we all
> > harrassed the guy because he's
> > auctioning an item similar to one the Groop has put
> > out. Rather unfair I think,
> > since the attack would come out of nowhere, as it's
> > unlikely the person has been
> > exposed to any of our rigorous debates and
> > ponderings on the topic of bootleged
> > / homemade Groo items. Maybe just one Groopie could
> > e-mail the person and
> > mention the Groop's stance on selling non-licensed
> > items.
> > Besides, I think whomever buys the item is wasting
> > their time -- the pad is
> > poorly done. Check out the poor crop job and
> > layout. Here in Vancouver, there
> > are LOTS of places to get your own custom mouse pad
> > / mug / t-shirt / whatever
> > made up from a graphic of your choice. I presume
> > the service is available
> > around the world in most cities, so why not just get
> > your own....
> > Ruben.
> > Gary Grossmann wrote:
> > > Hi Folks!
> > >
> > > Check out the ebay item below. It's not someone
> > selling one of our
> > > mousepads, but some yo-yo who just made one. I
> > know that Mark has typically
> > > said something to the effect that these little
> > individual efforts are too
> > > numerous and small to be worth the trouble of him
> > even contacting the
> > > person, but surely we in the Groop can come up
> > with some creative and subtle
> > > way (hee-hee) of discouraging this guy.
> > >
> > > It's been a while since a Groo bootleg item has
> > popped up. There have been
> > > homemade buttons and magnets in the past. But
> > given all the work that Ruben
> > > and Nate put into our Groop mousepads and, of
> > course, that we got the proper
> > > permission from Mark & Sergio, this particular
> > bootleg item really bugs me!
> > > What does everyone else think? -Gary G.
> > >
> > >
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