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Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2014, 02:24:56 PM »
Are you finished?

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Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2014, 02:37:14 PM »
International copyrights do.

Not ones for sculptures that are five hundred years old!  It's a stupid, tasteless ad, but now I hope the company keeps it up just to spite Italy's dumb e-lawyering.  In any case, they're getting a lot more publicity now, thanks to Italy's tripping over the Streisand effect.

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Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2014, 02:37:53 PM »
In any case, they're getting a lot more publicity now, thanks to Italy's tripping over the Streisand effect.
Which is why I hope they get sued.

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Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2014, 06:12:55 PM »
Sued for....
The Italian government has copyright on the use of images of David. Maybe you should have actually read the link I provided?
How does one copyright a work of art created hundreds of years before copyright law was invented?  ???
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Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2014, 06:30:20 PM »
Sued for....
The Italian government has copyright on the use of images of David. Maybe you should have actually read the link I provided?
How does one copyright a work of art created hundreds of years before copyright law was invented?  ???
I don't know. But they do. Ask our resident e-lawyer.

Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2014, 07:50:20 PM »
I thought it lasted for 70 years after the artist died.

I reckon the artist has been dead for long enough in this case. ::)

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Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2014, 07:55:07 PM »
Frankly, if they are going to start adding leaves to David's image then they aren't ready to use his likeness.

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Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2014, 08:50:08 PM »
Armalite is a great gun manufacturer. David should be happy he got one of their guns for free.

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Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2014, 09:32:40 PM »
The ideal man would use the ideal gun. Armalite. Killing... Ideally.
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Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2014, 08:32:41 AM »
From a practical standpoint, surely that rifle is too big to be used by anyone outside the Metal Gear Solid Franchise?


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Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2014, 08:52:13 AM »
It's a sniper rifle. You use it while prone.
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Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2014, 09:04:03 AM »
It's a sniper rifle. You use it while prone.

I was pretending that I didn't know that they'd scaled it up for the ad...

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Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2014, 02:34:21 PM »
Sued for....
The Italian government has copyright on the use of images of David. Maybe you should have actually read the link I provided?
Pretty sure Spongebob made a similar statue (without the gun obviously). Think he asked the Italians for permission?

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Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2014, 07:27:11 PM »
I think what happened is that you aren't allowed to take photos of David when you visit. So the photo must have come from the Italian government and they hold copyright of the photos. Not the statue.

Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2014, 07:32:11 PM »
Do you know the ad was created from a photo and not created by someone in their marketing department from scratch?  It seems they are upset about the image of David being used.

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Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2014, 07:39:35 PM »
From a practical standpoint, surely that rifle is too big to be used by anyone outside the Metal Gear Solid Franchise?



I'd rather have her little belt device.

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Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2014, 07:39:59 PM »
Do you know the ad was created from a photo and not created by someone in their marketing department from scratch?  It seems they are upset about the image of David being used.
But is it not the image as in the photo? Not David's image. David is long dead as are his close relatives. Anyhoo, speculation on my part but the Italians say its copyright infringement so I'm guessing it must be from the photo.

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Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2014, 08:01:19 PM »
It's the statue itself that's copyrighted.  One of the exclusive rights that copyright holders have is public display of their work through photography or video/audio recording.  Of course, another element of copyright is that it expires after seventy years, so clearly the Italians do things a little differently to us, but it doesn't seem likely that they would be more lenient than us in any element of the law.

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Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #38 on: March 10, 2014, 08:04:18 PM »
Italy is broke. If they can screw a gun manufacturer over for a few dollars I'm sure they will. And who would feel sorry for a weapons manufacturer? Especially a stupid one that makes dumb adverts.

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Re: Corporate America gets even more disgusting
« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2014, 05:56:27 AM »
America loves their weapons manufacturers. Weapons defends their freedom, you know.
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