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leed
03-31-2006, 08:38 PM
Here is the letter that I received earlier today:

Dear PbNation, LLC,


It has come to my attention that you have made an unauthorized use of my copyrighted work dodgy.gif (http://imgs.pbnation.com/smilies/dodgy.gif) (the "Work") in the preparation of a work derived therefrom. I have reserved all rights in the Work, first published in 1999. Your work entitled dodgy.gif is essentially identical to the Work and clearly used the Work as its basis. Some unauthorized examples are, but not limited to:

http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...6#post20563566
http://www.pbnation.com/showpost.php...7#post18794687
http://www.pbnation.com/showpost.php...2#post18784402

As you neither asked for nor received permission to use the Work as the basis for dodgy.gif nor to make or distribute copies, including electronic copies, of same, I believe you have willfully infringed my rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages as high as $150,000 as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) therein.

I demand that you immediately cease the use and distribution of all infringing works derived from the Work, and all copies, including electronic copies, of same, that you deliver to me, if applicable, all unused, undistributed copies of same, or destroy such copies immediately and that you desist from this or any other infringement of my rights in the future. If I have not received an affirmative response from you by 04/07/06 indicating that you have fully complied with these requirements, I shall take further action against you.

Very truly yours,

Charles Frasier
President, Smilies Direct



I can't believe this ****!

I've replied trying to get further information from this Frasier character but I've yet to get anything back. There is no way that we can afford to go to court about this! I talked to our attorney and his advice was a prompt removal of the "offending materials". Sorry guys, looks like dodgy is no more..... :xeyed: !@(*&!#%!@% :crash:

:tdown: !!


DISCUSS:

I personally find it really funny. :dodgy: Just to push it, besides, they don't have that one!


Anyways, my bid is on a April 1st Joke.

Moe
03-31-2006, 08:52 PM
im calling an april fools joke....they would ahve to go around to soooooo many online forums if they really had that copywrited.

Drefish99
03-31-2006, 09:25 PM
Well PBN did start and made dodgy famous. PBN got in trouble last year by it's vendors and people that purchased ad space for the April fools joke of last year. Their argument is that they paid good money for a good site and don't see the humor in wasting their money. So this might be legit.

Moe
03-31-2006, 09:38 PM
what did they do last year?


If it was a shens, i dont think it would be PBN doin the shens. It would be the person who sent the email...or whatever. shens.

Hey farva, whats that resturant with all the goofy **** on the wall?

TacTownKilla
03-31-2006, 10:22 PM
yea shens on pbn forsure, end of story

Team Ramrod
04-01-2006, 08:51 AM
Hey farva, whats that resturant with all the goofy **** on the wall?

Shenanigans? lol, love that movie (can ya tell? my names based off it.)

anyways, im calling shens to, the dodgy has been around to long for this to be coming up now.

durrell
04-01-2006, 08:56 AM
It's gotta be shens and dre just trying to get everyone to believe it..

Moe
04-01-2006, 09:30 AM
hah, dre is getting called out....lol, we are all gonna feel dumb if he's right.

TacTownKilla
04-01-2006, 10:57 AM
hey mayb everyother post on pbnation wont contain a dodgy now... probly not but maybe...

DFSniper
04-01-2006, 11:14 AM
lol, i thinks its a joke too... :dodgy:

03TiburonGT
04-01-2006, 12:05 PM
i think we need to secretly change the date of april fools, everyone knows its comming and doesn't believe half of the stuff they see today. gahd

*EM1-Master*
04-01-2006, 12:18 PM
Smilies Direct? Lawl you guys are gullible... :)

phatphil
04-01-2006, 12:35 PM
Gotta love April fools. This pink theme is great :dodgy:.

jcrazyjj
04-01-2006, 01:03 PM
Gotta love April fools. This pink theme is great :dodgy:.

this pink theme sucks alot, u are able to see a whole 2 threads per page, y dont they just make it so u can only see 1 post, that bye the sweetest prank ever :dodgy:

NB_Hacker_NB
04-01-2006, 01:13 PM
Id be so pissed:dodgy: nice:dodgy:April :dodgy:joke :dodgy:huh? :dodgy:

lugnut808
04-01-2006, 04:43 PM
yeah that would suck

Headshotted
04-01-2006, 05:32 PM
These coulours are ten times worst than the Dodgy Joke.

TacTownKilla
04-01-2006, 06:33 PM
These two posts per page are fifty times worst than the Dodgy Joke.

fixed

phatphil
04-01-2006, 07:35 PM
Thank god, more then 2 posts on a page is back!

claustrophobia9
04-01-2006, 07:41 PM
Thank god, more then 2 posts on a page is back!
i still only have 2....

NB_Hacker_NB
04-01-2006, 08:31 PM
Not for me....:mad: Theres still only two per page and 4 threads per page...:mad:

*EM1-Master*
04-02-2006, 05:31 AM
Lawl... Teh fixxorz w00t!!

ooglieboogliebob
04-02-2006, 10:00 AM
haha yeah .. im glad it's fixed .... but actually for me ... it was 2 threads and 2 posts per page ... and very very big fonts and verry verry small fonts too ... >.<