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Continued from Product Review, Coco Mats

Post by Toptech360 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:58 pm

That looks alot like Alvin's car on the wrapper. The mats look nice.
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Re: Coco Mats

Post by Alvin » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:32 am

Son of a B!tch!
That's my roadster!

John Baker I do believe there is some legal precedence, Winchell Vs. Mahoney, right?!



It's on their T-shirt too! The Humanity!
https://www.cocomats.com/products.php?p ... 252dShirt-
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EDIT: I don't think their is legal precedent (at least not from me) :roll: It appears to be an image they pilfered from Speedhunters, albeit flipped like so:
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I mean, shouldn't I at least get some free freakin' Coco Mats?
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Re: Coco Mats

Post by Linda » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:27 am

You should after all the free advertising you just gave them☺
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Re: Coco Mats

Post by bakerjf » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:46 am

Yeah, it could be complicated. They would likely say you gave away your rights to the image, but I’d come back with the fact That the “release” never contemplated someone turning a buck on a product that features your car. They would also say you’re not the injured party, but whoever owns the picture.

However, If I was you I’d confront them, tell them “how dare you!”, then offer to release its use for some mats. :)
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Re: Coco Mats

Post by Alvin » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:56 pm

@baxtersit sorry for jacking your product review thread. I asked the Mods to remove my comments.
Hoping to add to this in a constructive way soon :D
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Re: Coco Mats

Post by ACote » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:30 pm

Alvin wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:56 pm
@baxtersit sorry for jacking your product review thread. I asked the Mods to remove my comments.
Hoping to add to this in a constructive way soon :D
Perfect! Now let's talk royalties :lol:
Really though, it interesting how your car pops up everywhere!

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Re: Coco Mats

Post by Alvin » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:51 pm

ACote wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:30 pm
Perfect! Now let's talk royalties :lol:
Really though, it interesting how your car pops up everywhere!
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Re: Continued from Product Review, Coco Mats

Post by RCMike » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:07 pm

You really should file for 10% of every sale ad that features your car as the "you can build this" photo.. I mean, i know most of those dont sell for much, but it could probably buy dinner a couple times a year..

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Re: Continued from Product Review, Coco Mats

Post by 68DSU » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:52 pm

I work with a museum. Warner Bros paid us $800 to license a couple of photos for set dressing for a really bad movie. I watched the movie and they never even used them. Too bad, it would have been the best part.
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Re: Continued from Product Review, Coco Mats

Post by Alvin » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:53 pm

RCMike wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:07 pm
You really should file for 10% of every sale ad that features your car as the "you can build this" photo.. I mean, i know most of those dont sell for much, but it could probably buy dinner a couple times a year..
:lol:

I followed advice from a few members here and contacted Coco Mats. They have been very nice to work with so far.

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