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Anyone know who owns this car? He's a thief.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 3034, May 16, 2013.

  1. 3034
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 441

    3034
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    In 2007 I designed a chassis for a slightly OT car I built. I made CAD plans and copyrighted them. I sell a good number of them on the auction site.

    So today, I ran accross this guy's website selling MY plans, using MY exact photos to peddle them! They are not close to mine, They are exactly the same.

    He also has pics of this car but no contact info. I'd like to talk with him. Any info appreciated, Here's the car:
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2013
  2. bigd4xman
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 740

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    The car is on youtube but I am betting that is not really his car as that car is all over the net, probably took the picture from somewhere as well.
     
  3. wayne-o
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 277

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    Did you have a lawyer do the copyright work. Have him send a cease and desist (? Sp) letter. It is my understanding it is your responsibility to police and enforce the copyright. Should be easy to stop him although it will cost you some money.
     
  4. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

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    from 4077th

    I'd be having a lawyer track him down.
     

  5. 3034
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 441

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    I submitted the copyright myself. I have the certificate to back it. The only problem is, there is no contact info on his website. Just a paypal link to buy and download. The page was put up last month.

    I'll find him. One way or another...
     
  6. bgaro
    Joined: Sep 3, 2010
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    i hope you can find him. something like this happened to me, it's really frustrating. for me i found him and called him out, it ended there.
     
  7. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,842

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    from Tampa, FL

    Someone can find him for you. Lawyer up and get yur guns out. Gary
     
  8. bgaro
    Joined: Sep 3, 2010
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    maybe this auction site will be interested to know he's selling stolen merchandise. i'd start there.
     
  9. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
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    Notify paypal on copyright infringement.
     
  10. 3034
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 441

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    I posted a comment on his website just to let him know I know. All of the sudden he is "down for maintenance".
     
  11. Skeezix
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
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    from SoCal

  12. NortonG
    Joined: Dec 26, 2003
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    I would've ordered some from him first for proof.
     
  13. ParkinsonSpeed
    Joined: Oct 11, 2010
    Posts: 429

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    Well i know there are plenty of savvy computer users on here to get him. Definitely easy to get the info of the owner of the site. Take his ass down!
     
  14. yea, id get a lawyer
     
  15. 3034
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 441

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    ^^^That worked! Right down to his phone munber! Thank you!!
     
  16. Looks like you already got it, but I PMed you the info
     
  17. miller
    Joined: Aug 5, 2006
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    from New Jersey

    I don't know the guy but I do know this ...contact ebay and pay pal they know who he is and where he lives along with his bank account numbers and other info about his I.D.....I had a few problems with sellers on ebay and ebay was quick to take care of them,,,,Miller
     
  18. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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    All his sales ('bay/pay pal) are of record.
     
  19. 31fordV860
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
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    Lawyers, Guns and Money...Work.

    Seriously, I hope the authorities capture this clown........
     
  20. boutlaw
    Joined: Apr 30, 2010
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    We all hate theives. This is just another reason the HAMB is so great, the knowledge base extends even beyond traditional hot rods. Good Luck 3034, smack that sucker!

    BOutlaw
     
  21. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
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    OK I am not a copyright lawyer but this is my understanding of the current law...

    If you did not file for copyright, you still have it -- under the Berne convention which the USA is part of.... so you can get a cease and desist... and damages if you can prove any.

    However if you did file (which it appears you did), you are in addition entitled to "statutory damages" for copyright violation, which means you do not have to prove any actual damages to collect a significant amount.....

    Bottom line -- consult a patent/copyright attorney.
     
  22. Dane
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    Dane
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    from Soquel, CA

  23. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    use this and type in the url and it'll give you the owner of the url, phone number and usually address unless he pays to make it private...

    http://who.godaddy.com/
     
  24. woodiewagon46
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
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    from New York

    I agree with Miller, contact E-Bay they don't want any nonsense on their site and they will take care of it!
     
  25. 3034
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 441

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    Thanks for all the help guys! I now have his name, address, phone, and email all linked to his website. This dousche has pictures of my frame in my garage on his website! He's going down.
    Gotta love the HAMB.
     
  26. gearhead78
    Joined: Aug 27, 2006
    Posts: 144

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    from Dallas TX

    Good to hear. I fuggin hate theives.
     
  27. Offset
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 1,700

    Offset
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    from Canada

    Good luck. Let us know the outcome.

    Thieves, scum of the earth.
     
  28. swissmike
    Joined: Oct 22, 2003
    Posts: 1,297

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    Hope you can make him stop. Getting damages etc will most likely involve more money than you will recuperate. Only lawyers win in cases like this.
     
  29. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    mashed
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    from 4077th

    You're no fun. Out him.

    Is his name Tiny?
     

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