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Michael Rielly

This is what I deal with at least once a month.

This was just found on eBay. A big thank you to one of our members for bringing it to my attention.

I don't understand why people do this. Are they just not creative enough to make something unique? Is it laziness or just plain stupidity? Do they not understand this is essentially stealing? Have they no clue that it is illegal? What do think think would happen if they tried this with the Coca-Cola, BMW, or Oracle logo? Try slapping the Google logo on something and putting it up for sale. I DARE you. Watch how fast you are contacted by Goggle's legal team.

Sorry for the rant, but I just don't get it. Maybe it's because I have never stolen anything in my entire life. Or maybe it's because I was raised differently.

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Felix Estridge

It is all their ego.  They think they can do what they want, when they want to, and without any consequence.  They claim ignorance, sure.  We all know that ignorance is not a defense.

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Santa Johnathan

Not cool. Has Ebay pulled this yet?

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Michael Rielly

I reported it. Looks like this person has several for sale. If this person is a Santa, it is another example of Bad Santas

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SCSanta

Perhaps I could try to buy them all and try to pay with this...

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Think they would get the message???

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Santa Bill Reiller

Hopefully Ebay will shut it down but I kind of doubt it.

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Santa Bruce Geron

I don't know what is the most wrong about this: the example of entitlement by stealing the Santa Claus Oath artwork, the laziness not to remove Oath from the seal, or thinking they can steal this property. Sad state of affairs.

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Felix Estridge

I just checked on eBay for this and it is no longer an item for sale, as far as I can tell.

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Michael Rielly
Michael Rielly
41 minutes ago, Santa Bruce Geron said:

I don't know what is the most wrong about this: the example of entitlement by stealing the Santa Claus Oath artwork, the laziness not to remove Oath from the seal, or thinking they can steal this property. Sad state of affairs.

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Schwindy
3 hours ago, Santa Bill Reiller said:

Hopefully Ebay will shut it down but I kind of doubt it.

 

2 hours ago, Michael Rielly said:

To @Santa Bill Reiller and @Michael Rielly

    Not trying to upset anyone here but merely stating a truth. Ebay stinks as I was sold two 7 day hopper Walt Disney Passes and lost $780.00. Even my Master Card was having trouble getting back the money. Then I had to call her local police where she lived, and thanks to a GOOD MAN and or police officer he helped me go after her legally to the point I was getting phone calls from her attorney. TRUE STORY and I wish you the very best Michael, I'd be glad to help you out if you need LEG WORK TO BE DONE, As I am getting around pretty good as of late and would be glad to help. You know how to get a hold of me!  Yes I finally got our money back! 4 months later

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SantaJoe

Honestly, it's because the Santa Oath Crest is AWESOME!

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Santa Johnathan
5 hours ago, Michael Rielly said:

It looks like she has pulled all photos that include the crest and there is no mention of it...I highly doubt she has changed things though. 

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Felix Estridge

The second link still has the images of the Oath crest.

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Schwindy
Michael Rielly
6 hours ago, Schwindy said:

I've been going back and forth with this guy. He claims he found the Oath Crest on a "free clipart" website. I asked him for the website URL. He replies with "google.com"

Seriously? Are people this stupid?

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Santa Bill Reiller

He can not be very smart if he thinks everything on google is free.  Some people can not understand a copyright.  See if they will do something from Disney and see what happens.  We hear about it all the time in the craft show circuit.

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Michael Rielly
28 minutes ago, Santa Bill Reiller said:

He can not be very smart if he thinks everything on google is free.  Some people can not understand a copyright.  See if they will do something from Disney and see what happens.  We hear about it all the time in the craft show circuit.

Put the Google logo on something and try to sell it ANYWHERE online. Watch what happens within 2-4 hours...

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Schwindy
4 hours ago, Michael Rielly said:

I've been going back and forth with this guy. He claims he found the Oath Crest on a "free clipart" website. I asked him for the website URL. He replies with "google.com"

Seriously? Are people this stupid?

@Michael Rielly
    YES, because they don't care nor do they care ONCE they find out! Again if I can help you out,
do any leg work as I am home most of the days, other than PT. I can start digging around for you if you'd like. Let me know what you need. 

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SCSanta

Most people know the first part of the Oscar Wilde quote "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery..." I wonder how many of these 'imitators' (thieves) know the rest of the quote. "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness"

 

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Florida Kris Kringle

Guess that copyright wording at the bottom of where the Oath is posted means nothing? Or is it that he's from the United Kingdom and considers himself free to abuse American copyrights?

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Michael Rielly
1 hour ago, Florida Kris Kringle said:

Guess that copyright wording at the bottom of where the Oath is posted means nothing? Or is it that he's from the United Kingdom and considers himself free to abuse American copyrights?

 

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Santa Eric

Looks like he took the Oath Seal off and replaced it with another set of Coat of Arms instead.

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Mervyn The Hired Hand

The price of ownership is eternal vigilance.

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