Bootleg vs Bootleg

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by DinoSnarl, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. DinoSnarl

    DinoSnarl Obese chocoholic

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    So I just saw this article about a nano block bootlegger from China shutting down other nano block bootleggers.

    Bootleg vs Bootleg, LOZ Shut Down Competitors with Help from Police

    Dos anybody know ether something similar has happened or is likely to happen in the world of KO or 3rd party transformers? Fans Toys vs GigaPower springs to mind as the most likely candidate due to FTs claims that Quakeblast is a "100% copy".

    But I sure hope not because GPs dinos are finally starting to look good. But anyway that's a story for another thread...
     
  2. koonfasa

    koonfasa Well-Known Member

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    lolz, about time they cleaned up their act.

    I was just trying to imagine how a world would be if there was no such thing as copyright or infringing on it.
     
  3. Lodril

    Lodril Poet of Destruction

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    The details in that article are sketchy, and China's rules on these things are very locally biased and byzantine, so I'm not sure how whatever Loz is doing could be applied to the various 3P companies in TF. The danger in any 3P filing is that bringing the courts into a dispute opens the door to Hasbro or Tomy hopping on to the case as interested parties and filing their own motion to shut down both companies... while they do have rights against each other, their legal vulnerability to other companies makes it an awkward strategy at best. I'm not sure how China weighs equitable concerns, but under US and British common law, there is a concept called 'unclean hands', and a sharp judge could potentially toss out such a lawsuit on the grounds that since what was infringed was itself an infringement, the court need not intervene to protect the copier who has been copied.
     
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  4. DinoSnarl

    DinoSnarl Obese chocoholic

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    Thanks for the very informative post, Lodril.
     
  5. luckyman76

    luckyman76 Well-Known Member

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    ...very much this and I think that both Fans Toys and GigaPower are miniscule. The law is what you can enforce. That decision is the primary one made every day.
     
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    Quakeblast is Cloud9, though?
     
  7. DinoSnarl

    DinoSnarl Obese chocoholic

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    Yeah, dalianJJ suggested that Gigapower and Cloud 9 are the same entity.
     
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    marvel b Bearer of the Matrix of Smash

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    bootleg inception? a bootleg of a bootleg?