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(CNN)   Remember a while ago when that awesome high powered laser was greenlighted on fark and everyone was calling it a lightsaber? About that   (cnn.com) divider line 249
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2010-07-07 08:54:11 AM  
I was going to make a movie trilogy that sucked massive ass but I was afraid Lucas would sue me for infringement.
 
2010-07-07 09:23:08 AM  
TFA: ...the hilts of our lightsaber swords, which are protected by copyright...


How?! I thought every lightsaber was unique to the Jedi who created it!!
 
2010-07-07 09:27:20 AM  
Barfmaker: I was going to make a movie trilogy that sucked massive ass but I was afraid Lucas would sue me for infringement.

I thought they were fun to watch. Then again, I'm not a faux-nihilist wiener with chronic waves of depression.
 
2010-07-07 09:36:38 AM  
I didn't know Lucas invented the laser or a cheap plastic container.

The things you learn.
 
2010-07-07 09:50:00 AM  
Hey Lucas, farking flashlights, what do they look like?
 
2010-07-07 09:50:44 AM  
Also, I'm going to be really pissed if this means I have to wait even longer to get mine.
 
2010-07-07 10:08:51 AM  
A prop. You copyright a freaking prop and it can impede progress on an actual, working product? Was this company's "lightsaber" so lame that it also included a fluorescent tube?
 
2010-07-07 10:20:59 AM  
I somehow don't think that a cease-and-desist order is going to carry much weight in HONG KONG, YOU JACKASS!

Lucas needs an enema. That's all I gotta say. :-/

CougarJeff: Hey Lucas, farking flashlights, what do they look like?

AND HOW DO THEY WORK!?
 
2010-07-07 10:25:25 AM  
xanadian: CougarJeff: Hey Lucas, farking flashlights, what do they look like?

AND HOW DO THEY WORK!?


Miracles.
 
2010-07-07 10:31:33 AM  
You're a nobody in this world until you get a C&D from Lucas


Unauthorized Use of STAR WARS Copyrights and Trademarks http://www.____.com/nextel/episode3trailer.mov
From:
Antipiracy
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RE: Unauthorized Use of STAR WARS Copyrights and Trademarks http://www.____.com/nextel/episode3trailer.mov

Gentlemen:
Lucasfilm Ltd. and its affiliated and related entities (collectively "Lucasfilm") are the exclusive owners of all rights in and to the Star Wars films, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and the forthcoming motion picture Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Those motion pictures and the characters and unique elements which appear therein (the "STAR WARS Copyrights and Trademarks") are protected by the copyright and trademark laws of the United States and other nations.
We note that STAR WARS Copyrights and Trademarks are being posted and distributed on the above website without Lucasfilm's authorization ("Unauthorized Items"). This unauthorized use of STAR WARS Copyrights and Trademarks constitutes copyright infringement, trademark infringement and unfair competition. By this letter, we request that you immediately suspend and/or disable the account of the above website and/or that you immediately remove the Unauthorized Items from the above website.
We further request written assurance that you will comply with this demand. Lucasfilm is the exclusive owner of all relevant rights in and to the Star Wars Films. We have a good faith belief that any items falling into the categories identified above infringe Lucasfilm's copyrights and other intellectual property rights, and are not authorized by Lucasfilm or its agents.
Thank you for your cooperation. Nothing in this letter shall be construed as a waiver or relinquishment of any right or remedy possessed by Lucasfilm or any other affected party, all of which are expressly reserved.

Sincerely,
Lucasfilm Ltd., (Antipiracy)
Business Affairs
 
2010-07-07 10:40:54 AM  
Yay. More fun stuff ruined by copyright.
 
2010-07-07 10:41:28 AM  
If Lucas had a BRAIN, he'd get the company to make a licensed one that actually *looks* like a lightsaber hilt, rather than a generic flashlight.

But then, this IS the guy that brought us Ewoks, Jar-Jar and the disliking of sand.
 
2010-07-07 10:41:35 AM  
Tresser: You're a nobody in this world until you get a C&D from Lucas


Dude... you are sooo getting sued for posting that.

/but thanks, cause now that I have one I feel special.
 
2010-07-07 10:42:29 AM  
Well, George, Akira Kurosawa who wrote The Hidden Fortress called and he would like some back royalties.
 
2010-07-07 10:43:08 AM  
Razorwolf: Barfmaker: I was going to make a movie trilogy that sucked massive ass but I was afraid Lucas would sue me for infringement.

I thought they were fun to watch. Then again, I'm not a faux-nihilist wiener with chronic waves of depression.


This.
 
2010-07-07 10:43:21 AM  
The fact that Motorola has to pay to use the word "droid" is insane.
 
2010-07-07 10:43:48 AM  
LordJiro: If Lucas had a BRAIN, he'd get the company to make a licensed one that actually *looks* like a lightsaber hilt, rather than a generic flashlight.

But then, this IS the guy that brought us Ewoks, Jar-Jar and the disliking of sand, and pod races.
 
2010-07-07 10:44:28 AM  
Mine hasn't came yet, dammit.
 
2010-07-07 10:45:41 AM  
Tresser: You're a nobody in this world until you get a C&D from Lucas
...
http://www.____.com/nextel/episode3trailer.mov


So let me get this straight, you were comfortable leaving your address in the post, but found it necessary to redact your URL?
 
2010-07-07 10:45:43 AM  
tricycleracer: The fact that Motorola has to pay to use the word "droid" is insane.

images.ientrymail.com
 
2010-07-07 10:46:15 AM  
Adjective Bird Whiskey: Mine hasn't came yet, dammit.

I may have to buy one now. Will they sell it to anyone?
 
2010-07-07 10:46:28 AM  
This is why we cannot have nice things. Copyrights.
 
2010-07-07 10:46:55 AM  
So they want him to stop selling a working product because some effects tech made a mold that slightly resembles it?

Will they sue the guy who invents a means for interstellar travel?
 
2010-07-07 10:48:22 AM  
stuhayes2010: and pod races.

Episode 1: Racer was one of the greatest Star Wars games ever made, so you shut your whore mouth.
 
2010-07-07 10:49:05 AM  
I purchased one of these.

Still waiting on the delivery...
 
2010-07-07 10:50:13 AM  
tricycleracer: The fact that Motorola has to pay to use the word "droid" is insane.

And stupid. They chose the name... poorly...

mattarmstrongblog.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-07-07 10:50:21 AM  
$197 seems a little high for a laser pointer.
 
2010-07-07 10:50:39 AM  
Tresser: You're a nobody in this world until you get a C&D from Lucas

I really hope a mod is nice enough to fix that for you.

Unwise user of the intarwebs you are. Learn quickly what damage can be caused by posting personal information you will.

Anyhow, from the article:

These references make it clear that the public is being led to believe that the Pro Arctic Laser is an official lightsaber device and/or copied from our design," the Lucasfilm letter said.

No, you idiots. The public decided that ALL ON THEIR OWN. The company that produces the product has never made any such representation by your own admission.

Copyrights and assholes, hand and hand.
 
2010-07-07 10:50:41 AM  
tricycleracer: The fact that Motorola has to pay to use the word "droid" is insane.

Seriously??

That is insane if that is the case.
 
2010-07-07 10:50:59 AM  
Cyborg77: tricycleracer: The fact that Motorola has to pay to use the word "droid" is insane.

Especially since they used iPods in the original trilogy.

tnrevolution.com
 
2010-07-07 10:51:09 AM  
HotWingConspiracy: So they want him to stop selling a working product because some effects tech made a mold that slightly resembles it?

Will they sue the guy who invents a means for interstellar travel?


Actually, Star Trek owners Paramount will sue for that.
 
2010-07-07 10:51:18 AM  
Adjective Bird Whiskey: Mine hasn't came yet, dammit.

Better than having it come too soon.
 
2010-07-07 10:51:53 AM  
What would you even do with that thing besides try to crash planes?
 
2010-07-07 10:52:06 AM  
Random Discord: Seriously??

That is insane if that is the case.


Why? It is a trademark.
 
2010-07-07 10:52:12 AM  
Random Discord: tricycleracer: The fact that Motorola has to pay to use the word "droid" is insane.

Seriously??

That is insane if that is the case.


Yes, the word "Droid" is a trademark of Lucasfilm. Watch the commercials for droid phones, you'll see the note about how the word is used with permission.
 
2010-07-07 10:52:38 AM  
My Motorola flip phone was also said to be similar to the communicator on Star Trek.

Here's the difference Mr. Lucas...... YOUR light sabre is imaginary!

It doesn't work. It isn't really a light sabre. You didn't come up with anything that works.

Go away.
 
2010-07-07 10:52:44 AM  
Mentalpatient87: Razorwolf: Barfmaker: I was going to make a movie trilogy that sucked massive ass but I was afraid Lucas would sue me for infringement.

I thought they were fun to watch. Then again, I'm not a faux-nihilist wiener with chronic waves of depression.

This.


Hold me, MentalPatient. Hold me like you did by the lakes on Nabooo.
 
2010-07-07 10:52:47 AM  
xanadian: I somehow don't think that a cease-and-desist order is going to carry much weight in HONG KONG, YOU JACKASS!

Lucas needs an enema. That's all I gotta say. :-/

CougarJeff: Hey Lucas, farking flashlights, what do they look like?

AND HOW DO THEY WORK!?


The Force?
 
2010-07-07 10:52:58 AM  
The laser company should make a deal with the owners of HitchHikers Guide to the universe and say they are copying the bread cutter.
 
2010-07-07 10:55:17 AM  
stuhayes2010: $197 seems a little high for a laser pointer.

Calling the device in question a "laser pointer" is about as much as an understatement as calling the .50cal Barrett a "projectile weapon". This thing is farking scary.
 
2010-07-07 10:55:42 AM  
Razorwolf: Barfmaker: I was going to make a movie trilogy that sucked massive ass but I was afraid Lucas would sue me for infringement.

I thought they were fun to watch. Then again, I'm not a faux-nihilist wiener with chronic waves of depression.



I'm not either and I thought they were insultingly retarded. To have three moves - around 6 hours of film - which is SUPPOSEDLY about Darth Vader, yet only have him in the black, James Earl Jones suit for one short and laughably written scene... Ugh...
 
2010-07-07 10:56:51 AM  
notbeige.files.wordpress.com

Quick call the lawyers!
 
2010-07-07 10:57:17 AM  
Dog Welder: xanadian: I somehow don't think that a cease-and-desist order is going to carry much weight in HONG KONG, YOU JACKASS!

Lucas needs an enema. That's all I gotta say. :-/

CougarJeff: Hey Lucas, farking flashlights, what do they look like?

AND HOW DO THEY WORK!?

The Force?


Midiclorians?
 
2010-07-07 10:58:04 AM  
stuhayes2010: $197 seems a little high for a laser pointer... that will burn through the wall and point at things in the next room.

FTFY

/well, maybe not
 
2010-07-07 10:58:37 AM  
mongbiohazard: Razorwolf: To have three moves - around 6 hours of film - which is SUPPOSEDLY about Darth Vader, yet only have him in the black, James Earl Jones suit for one short and laughably written scene... Ugh...

I suppose you dislike Behind the Music because it doesn't have enough footage of the musicians actually on stage playing music?
 
2010-07-07 10:59:56 AM  
shirtsbyeric: Quick call the lawyers!

Actually, that's a much better case for infringement. Those actually look like lightsabers.

I'm a big enough dork to be willing to admit that the laser in question may bear a slight resemblance to the asymmetrical shape of a ligthsaber hilt but it doesn't look anything at all like any actual prop that was ever used or that I've even seen in a design book.

Those on the other hand, look pretty much like Luke's episode III and II sabers.
 
2010-07-07 11:00:06 AM  
Razorwolf: Barfmaker: I was going to make a movie trilogy that sucked massive ass but I was afraid Lucas would sue me for infringement.

I thought they were fun to watch. Then again, I'm not a faux-nihilist wiener with chronic waves of depression like terrible movies and expect nothing more from my sci-fi than a screen full of shiny things and lazors.


There you go.
 
2010-07-07 11:00:20 AM  
HotWingConspiracy: So they want him to stop selling a working product because some effects tech made a mold that slightly resembles it?

Will they sue the guy who invents a means for interstellar travel?


Naturally, and claim libel against anyone who thinks they can make the Kessel run faster than twelve parsecs.
 
2010-07-07 11:02:31 AM  
I think it funny that Star Wars is an easily excitable topic. And how personal people take it. Watching banter back and forth over how great they are and which trilogy is real or whatever is just flat entertaining. Thanks you, Farkers. My morning will go by quicker now.
 
2010-07-07 11:02:35 AM  
George, the douche is strong with you.
 
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