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Offline Darrin

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Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation
« on: May 05, 2012, 07:01:08 PM »
http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic_id=35684&forum=33&start=20&viewmode=flat&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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Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2012, 07:05:19 PM »
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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Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2012, 07:09:57 PM »
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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Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2012, 07:15:04 PM »
poor Leo, he used to be part of this community and now he's acting like the big bad CEO Mr. Barry:lol:
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Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2012, 07:20:42 PM »
Harkonnenization?
Next Dummy might become Feyd-Rautha
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Offline TheDaddy

Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2012, 07:23:04 PM »
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?
« Last Edit: May 05, 2012, 07:25:51 PM by TheDaddy »
 

Offline desiv

Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2012, 07:37:56 PM »
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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Offline XDelusion

Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2012, 07:40:31 PM »
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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Offline vox

Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2012, 07:47:35 PM »
Quote from: TheDaddy;691742
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/catalog/index.php?cPath=37_96

Niote that you will offer it, but you may advise links
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Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2012, 07:50:37 PM »
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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Offline mongo

Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2012, 07:55:17 PM »
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.
 

Offline LoadWB

Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2012, 08:08:16 PM »
Quote from: desiv;691743
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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Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2012, 08:09:25 PM »
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.
 

Offline TheDaddy

Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2012, 08:45:28 PM »
Removed the tick and renamed the Amiga to Amica (Italian for female friend)...

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

@everyone

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Offline commodorejohn

Re: Amiga Case Designer Faces Intimidation
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2012, 08:54:30 PM »
I would've just told them to piss off, if you're not actually selling the thing with Amiga branding...
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