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Re: [GZG] Giving thanks...

From: Allan Goodall <agoodall@h...>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 20:32:00 -0600
Subject: Re: [GZG] Giving thanks...

Gzg-l mailing list Mon, Nov 30,
2009 at 11:26 AM, Roger Burton West <>wrote:

> There are good and bad ways to do it. Having an individual approach
> person and say "hey, this is great, but because we're worried about
> trademark dilution (or whatever) we'd like you to take it down" -
> Getting the lawyers to send out C&Ds - bad. Of course the latter is
> much cheaper...
Pagan publishing has the creators of derivative content put a disclaimer
their work that basically says, "Yes, I created this, but the trademarks
belong to Pagan Publishing."

There are other companies that tightened their intellectual property
completely pissing off their customers.

The question, which we can't answer right now, is "How will this affect
their sales in the long run?" A lot of what they are pulling is stuff
long term -- and not necessarily "still buying" -- customers have
and/or used. A lot of the younger fans are going to continue to visit
stores and buy the stuff there without really knowing what the older
are griping about. I'm sure the GW staff won't allow much dissent at

It will be interesting to see if there's a long term negative impact, or
it will explode on the Internet and then quickly die down.

I can't think, though, that pulling this stunt just before Christmas is
good idea...

Allan Goodall

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