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#1 Scott Colmer

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

Pretty darn good when you consider this....

Take a look at this the small copy of this historic drag racing moment for sale. I saw this in a Hot Rod Gifts catalogue that came in the mail.

Hopefully, this is not against the rules to post since the pic looks to be one that has been posted here before. If so, please delete.

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#2 Danno

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:15 PM

Well, he's good enough for the girls he goes with ...

But I don't understand the connection. John built an amazing plastic replica of the accident and I believe he used the same photograph for reference that the wall sign uses ... if that's your point.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

I don't get the connection either. :blink:

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:23 PM

John is an alien from the planet incredimodelerus. I think he's the king of that planet! :P

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

Well in my humble opinion, John is off the chart on a scale of 1-10. No one is perfect, but he comes as close as you can get. Mere mortals are left blubbering in his wake.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:37 PM

That is a photo of John's model, not of the real car. There was never a color photo taken of that particular scene. I wonder if John knows it's being used?

#7 John Teresi

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:58 PM

Hello........I did contact the guy that was selling the wall poster on Ebay last year........I told him that was a model I built and that was my photograph that I took of my model........all I asked him was to please let me have one poster........but,he gave me the run around and said he got them from somebody in Canada.........oh well.

#8 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:01 PM

But John, and if was YOUR photograph he made the poster from and is selling the poster, shouldn't you be getting some dough? It sounds to me like he's violating copyright law.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

John, your dad knows all about this kind of stuff. Tell him what's going on, he'll get some people looking into it.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

John, your dad knows all about this kind of stuff. Tell him what's going on, he'll get some people looking into it.


You mean he'll let his legal rottweilers off the leash?

#11 Scott Colmer

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:27 PM

Sorry for being cryptic on this one. I noticed that nowhere in the ad did it say this was a photo of a model. To me, it seemed the ad was representing Johns work as a pic of the actual event. If I did not know about this model I might have believed it. That does say a lot about John's work.

As far as John getting royalties, I wondered, but thought he was. Bummer because he deserves them. His model, his photography.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:32 PM

And for 24.95 a pop, that's a lot of dough per unit to give up without a fight.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:44 PM

Would'nt that photo be considered intelectual property or something like that ? Seems to me that without his permission it should not be used. As for the question....................... John is one of the best no doubt about that.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:20 PM

Yes, and if his photo is being reproduced and sold, that's out-and-out THEFT of copyrighted material for monetary gain. No ifs, ands or buts. It's criminal, and it needs to be prosecuted. This goes beyond being a civil matter.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

If John wants to pursue this issue and has the original photos/files then I wish him the best on this, most good artists get rewarded for their masterpieces.
If he doesn't want to pursue this then we should just drop this thread.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

Yes Mr. Teresi is a great builder. I always enjoy seeing his work.

A couple of years ago someone made this steampunk artwork poster using an image of my steampunk car.

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I was never asked for permission. It was done by someone overseas (not in the USA).
And they were for sale for a about one dollar.

It did not bother me. And if anything I was a little insulted by the low price... LOL

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:41 AM

John's work in my humble opinion is truly amazing as are many others on this site. John, as Harry has pointed out I would be talking to your father to see what could be done about the infringement. I wonder where in Canada he is getting them from. I live east of Toronto and have never seen them for sale around here. Steve

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:18 AM

merge http://www.modelcars...wtopic=66863= ???

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:13 AM

Canada has a reciprocal copyright agreement with the US, a similar definition of 'fair use' (as was discussed on another thread) and both the US and Canada are members of the Berne Convention, which further provides for international, reciprocal copyright protection.

Whoever is making the copies is in violation of the copyright.
Whoever is advertising them and whoever is selling them is in violation as well...everyone involved.

John's ownership of the copyright exists whether he's ever completed the filing of the paperwork or not, unless he's signed it over to someone else.

If he can prove the work is his, which he obviously can, he should contact his local FBI field office ASAP and report the crime. This IS a criminal matter. The FBI has an Intellectual Propety Program, a section of the Financial Institution Fraud Unit, that goes after this stuff.
He should also register the work immediately with the copyright office, if he's not already done so. It's just filling out some simple paperwork.
Then, he should contact an attorney.

Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 25 November 2012 - 04:50 AM.


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:46 AM

And when he wins the lawsuit use the settlement to open a place to have all of his builds on display!