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JohnByng wrote:Nice review, it confirms that I do not want this figure.
These characters just get sillier and sillier. The original was great, he doesn't need to be loaded down with gadgets.
I've got an idea Marvel, why not create new characters and use your imagination instead of churning out countless versions of the tired old ones?
"It's all about the money"
Oh yes, stupid me!
PureEnergy wrote:If there is a moral to all this, it is perhaps that we should take good care to reserve some signature elements of our original works, and to keep such in a secure database (and nothing’s quite as secure as an old-school notebook, truly).
Stryker2011 wrote:PureEnergy wrote:If there is a moral to all this, it is perhaps that we should take good care to reserve some signature elements of our original works, and to keep such in a secure database (and nothing’s quite as secure as an old-school notebook, truly).
There’s only two ways this would work: 1. You submit an application (and pay money) to the Copyright office in Washington, DC, Or 2. You put that notebook, etc. in an envelope, go to the Post Office and have it mailed back to yourself (and NEVER open it; the date stamp on your postage acts as a “poor man’s copyright” as long as the package isn’t opened) — it gets opened after you file a law suit. However, the only real way to prevent others from “stealing” your work if it’s that important to you, is NEVER talk about it with anyone, and DON’T post anything on the internet about it. Sadly, if that were the case, we wouldn’t get to see the really cool work of all the customizes on sites like this.
However, coincidences do occur. The human imagination isn’t endless, and the old saying (If you can think of it, someone else has probably thought of it, too) is pretty accurate. If people all over the world didn’t have the ability to think of similar ideas, we wouldn’t need places like the Patent or Copyright Offices to essentially beat someone else to the punch and protect the right that “you got there first”.
Back in the late eighties, while in the service, I was puttering around with the idea of two very different comic books (each led by a female protagonist). Here and there over the years I would jot down my ideas, research things, and even make character sketches. Both of those ideas stopped dead in their tracks when Tomb Raider (the video game) came out in ‘95 (which had too many similar ideas), and the second when Tripping The Rift debuted on TV in 2004 (which had SOME similar ideas). The idea of trying to put out something that was already being done didn’t appeal to me, so both those ideas got shelved. At this point in time, I could probably try to revitalize them, but without massive changes, people would still probably go, “This reminds me of __________”. And neither of these ideas were things I shared with others. Can’t stop coincidence.
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