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    Originally posted by Mosch
    ...and to add to the insult, the conversion tutorial by Cyril still says \"by Cyril\" in the title.
    Saw that lol This would all be pretty funny if this guy weren\'t such a grade-A tool.

    I doubt we\'ll be able to really do much vs this grade-A tool, to be honest. Too much cost/effort just to keep our free content free, we\'re not the GNU Foundation after all ;) Getting his eBay account shut down would make me happy. If anyone wants any vicarious revenge fantasies against internet dickheads... there\'s always the \"PPPowerbook\" story to laugh at.

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    The downloads are really slow.....and not of very good quality, from what I \'ve seen there aren\'t any contents pages etc.

    This guy has done the minimum of work to the material to prep it for sale....it\'s a shame to see these wonderful articles in such a rotten setting.

    Would it be possible to make a good-looking and presentable compilationof these works for download athrough CMoN? I\'d pay for that.

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    My current plan is to download them. Reattach the authors names. Make a table of contents and then post it to Bearshare for everybody to download. If it was to be picked up by the site and made available for download upon completion I would be proud. Seeing as I am not competent enough to add anything to the CMON Manual it would be my contribution.

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    if the articles section is to be used for profit (for cmon) then i think it should be done as a book (look out darksun;))

    i would happily buy one to have as referance next to me when i paint.

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    Originally posted by generulpoleaxe
    if the articles section is to be used for profit (for cmon) then i think it should be done as a book (look out darksun;))

    i would happily buy one to have as referance next to me when i paint.
    Ditto.

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    Originally posted by johnboyjjb
    My current plan is to download them. Reattach the authors names. Make a table of contents and then post it to Bearshare for everybody to download.
    Hi, you better not do it that way since that would also be a copyright breach. Not that much because of the contents but the changes he made. Since the articles are all online here it\'s better to put a link to the articles site over here.

    As to the idea of making a book on the articles, that would be a great idea. As it is, we could perhaps do a CMON techniques book. Additional articles could be made to fill the gaps in the collection.

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    We already have several authors clearly stating that the FREE dissemination of their work is authorized. I intend to do it anyway. If somebody doesn\'t want the information out on the web, I don\'t have to release it to the public. It can sit my library. But that seems a waste.

  8. #148

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    Originally posted by johnboyjjb
    We already have several authors clearly stating that the FREE dissemination of their work is authorized.
    Yes and no. While I want people to access my article for FREE, that doesn\'t constitute authorization to distribute it through other channels. It\'s free to visit CMON and read the articles, after all. What more is needed?

    This shitty cobbled-together half assed effort needs to just... die. Or sit in our private collections, if we are file hoarders :D

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    Originally posted by johnboyjjb
    We already have several authors clearly stating that the FREE dissemination of their work is authorized. I intend to do it anyway.
    Johnboyjjb:
    I only have seen two in this thread, and I am not one of them.
    I\'m assuming that you\'ve missed the copyright notice that exists on CMON and that Spacemunkie kindly quoted so I\'ll repeat if for you:


    \"CoolMiniOrNot respects copyright law and expects our users to do the same. Unauthorized copying, distribution, modification, public display, or public performance of copyrighted works is an infringement of the copyright holders\' rights. You should be aware that some image files may have been created or distributed without copyright owner authorization. As a condition to your use of the CoolMiniOrNot sytem, you agree that you will not use the CoolMiniOrNot service to infringe the intellectual property rights of others in any way.

    In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office web site at http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/), CoolMiniOrNot will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using the CoolMiniOrNot service. If you are a copyright owner, or authorized to act on behalf of an owner of the copyright or of any exclusive right under the copyright, please report your notice of infringement by contacting CoolMiniOrNot through our contact page.\"




    As for your statement of \"intending to do it anyway\" you will need the express consent of every author of an article on CMON you want to copy, as well as Chern Ann\'s.

    At the moment I have suspended the Download from my website of the PDF version of my article, following legal advice.
    Why?
    Because I used photographic images of my face in the article and there are implications of misrepresentation under UK law about this issue. Which is one of the reasons I am being very \'stubborn\' about this issue.

    Should you wish to have a personal copy (Why I don\'t know) of my article I will happliy provide you the amended PDF when is is complete.


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    Originally posted by Dragonsreach
    Should you wish to have a personal copy (Why I don\'t know) of my article I will happliy provide you the amended PDF when is is complete.
    Becuase it is a great article and some people do not have access to it at home or wherever they paint. If you truly don\'t want it to happen, as I am feeling some serious opposition, IT WON\"T HAPPEN. I won\'t do it.
    (EDIT: The following two sentences were originally posted in frustration and should no longer be considered. Unfortunately, erasing them will not make them go away so they remain.)
    But the people with their panties in such a tight bunch are seriously doing a disservice. I guess I won\'t go out of my way to try to help other people.

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    Originally posted by johnboyjjb
    Originally posted by Dragonsreach
    Should you wish to have a personal copy (Why I don\'t know) of my article I will happliy provide you the amended PDF when is is complete.
    Becuase it is a great article and some people do not have access to it at home or wherever they paint. If you truly don\'t want it to happen, as I am feeling some serious opposition, IT WON\"T HAPPEN. I won\'t do it. But the people with their panties in such a tight bunch are seriously doing a disservice. I guess I won\'t go out of my way to try to help other people.

    Looks to me like you are going out of your way to be a dickhead.

    I give no permission whatsoever to anyone to rip my articles from sites.

    I placed my articles on CMON as a payback for all the help I got from the site. One of the thought behind it is so people will visit CMON to view it and in a roundabout way help the site.

    I would have no hesitation however in letting Chern Ann use them for a proffessional publication, though I am more than sure he would contact everyone involved before doing so.


    Some people can be soooooo stupid at times.

  12. #152

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    All right, everyone calm down.

    Originally posted by johnboyjjb
    Originally posted by Dragonsreach
    Should you wish to have a personal copy (Why I don\'t know) of my article I will happliy provide you the amended PDF when is is complete.
    Becuase it is a great article and some people do not have access to it at home or wherever they paint. If you truly don\'t want it to happen, as I am feeling some serious opposition, IT WON\"T HAPPEN. I won\'t do it. But the people with their panties in such a tight bunch are seriously doing a disservice. I guess I won\'t go out of my way to try to help other people.
    Due, I think, to a misunderstanding, you would not actually be helping. The point here is not to somehow \"undercut\" the copyright infringer guy by making his pdf\'s freely available. The articles are ALREADY freely available, to anyone with internet access (aka basically everyone in this day and age), via this site! The point is to stop him from illegally distributing our work, for his own profit. Further disseminating the same materials we are complaining about won\'t help with that.

    Stay on target people... get those C&D notices in the mail.

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    Hold on while I spread my butt cheeks to pull my head out.

    :moon:

    I have misunderstood some peoples concerns and clearly misrepresented my intentions. I understand perfectly that people do not want the hard work they have put into an article to be distributed without their pre-established consent. Though it says quite clearly that i had intentions to do this very thing not too many posts up, this was not my plan. I will remain silent on this topic from here out.

  14. #154

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    \"I am not doing it because of ethics or because I have a moral objection against it. I am doing this solely because I don\'t want him to get any money, because I am envious about him making a big buck of our articles and because I am a total dick. Let there be no doubt in the land that these are my reasons.\"

    You are indeed a nutter after my own heart!! I salute you Sir!

    Everyone seems to have done the right thing. This sort of scam will persist as long as we have holes at both ends...;)

    Legal recourse is IMO a non option as, to be honest, the amounts are too small. I like Mosch\'s idea of being an arsehole in return however...

    I feel for those who have had articles ripped off and hope that this will not discourage people from posting further articles. Think of it as a form of flattery...

  15. #155

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    I imagine someone has noticed the change in his front page to read ...

    Welcome to Tokyo-Underground.co.uk


    Many Thanks to all those that purchased the Ebook.
    However I must state here that I have now withdrawn from any sales of the Ebook due to the fact that I do not hold any copyrights for the work I was selling.

    I would like to take this opportunity to give my sincerest apologies to all the authors of the articles on
    http://www.coolminiornot.com

    My intention was never to rip anyone off I just wanted to compile what I believed to be the best guide available for miniature painters.
    In hindsight I should have contacted someone first to check copyright issues, but more importantly to check I wasnt pissing anyone off.

    The bottom line is that I was wrong for what I did, it took me 3 or 4 days to compile everything up but the fact remains they were not my articles.

    So to all those that purchased the Ebook please accept my apologies for misleading you.

    And further more to all the authors of the superb articles
    I make the sincerest apologies to you
    My ripping anyone off was never my intention !

    Lastly the articles were taken from a fantastic site devoted to miniature painting called cool mini or not
    Please visit them here:

    http://www.coolminiornot.com


    Stumbled upon it whist surfing between washes

  16. #156

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    Pfft. What a hollow apology.

    If he was really sorry he\'d give the money he made to cmon, which is where it belongs.

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    I realise that I may have come over as \'Anally Retentive\' on this, but there is a reason.

    My legal advise has been that, as this person has used my facial image in such a book without permission it is a serious matter under UK & European law.
    There\'s a huge complex issue about the use of faces, and in his compiling this book, which has my face in it, without my consent and failing to maintain my identity within the article as the author, is implicitly promoting me as the person compiling the book. (This of course also bring up issues of defamation of character, inferring illegal copyright breach etc...... ) Hence all the legal formalities I\'m going through in order to protect myself.

    [align=center]Which is also why I\'m sounding like a humourless pain in the arse about all this. :D[/align]

    I\'m glad that the fact we\'ve kicked up a fuss over this is having some action, and that he has removed the ebook from sale admitting the copyright breach.
    I now wonder if he is going to do the same with the Manga guide he has \'compiled\'.

    I have written to Chern Ann with a suggestion that all articles could be compiled as PDF\'s with Copyright notices embedded in as watermarks. (Not as complex as it sounds)
    This would then protect the authorship rights and could be an easier form of access for CMON members.
    It would need the work of a moderator, but since I\'ve stuck my head over the parapet, I\'m willing to do this.




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    It\'d be a huge job. I went into my acrobat writer and opened up a couple of pages, so much stuff needs tweaking and editing, it would take someone a very long time to reformat all those articles well O_o

    For the record, I understand why you were pissed earlier, if someone had published my face without my permission in the way this guy has with yours, i\'d have walked all up and down his ass. :D

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    Orginal gepostet von TAB Studio
    I imagine someone has noticed the change in his front page to read ...
    He\'s a saint, I say! A SAINT!

    Na, wait a moment.... asshole! That\'s what I meant. Boohoo, I\'m so sorry I made money from your free work, please accept this sincerely wet handshake while my wife boils my lobster.
    He read this and got scared, simple as that. DR, I say prosecute his ass to hell for using your pictures!


    (...must... not...hack....asshole....site....)

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    i am fully in your corner mike.
    this guy may be a small time criminal but, if allowed to continue, he will breach more copywrite laws and rip off many more people.

    if that guy had given an empty apology like that to my face, i would have broken his nose.

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