Re: [CR]Fake World Logo Hoods & fake decals - beware


Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley

Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 14:07:30 -0800
From: Kurt Sperry <haxixe@gmail.com>
To: john@os2.dhs.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Fake World Logo Hoods & fake decals - beware
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Obviously the seller, given the legal climate, couldn't explicitly state that the hoods are repros or originals, just as the sellers of repro decals generally won't. They are what they are, take them or leave them. If the quality and the price are up to the buyer's standard and no one is being lied to I see no harm- particularly as Campagnolo have no interest in servicing this market with their own product and their interests in preventing their sale are strictly on the narrowest legalistic copyright issues that have nothing whatever to do with unfair competition in the marketplace. While perhaps illegal I see nothing unethical in it, the two o f course being only distantly related...
   Kurt Sperry Bellingham
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>
> Playing the devil's advocate here...
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> Some time ago, Campy closed down an outfit that was making globe-logo
> hoods. If someone has resumed making these, perhaps they fear that
> labeling them as reproductions will bring Campy's lawyers down on them?
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> If they don't mention that they're reproductions perhaps they have a
> better chance of continuing to produce them?
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> --
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> -John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
> Appleton WI USA
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