Looks like the old "Other people are doing it, so it's OK" defense. Somewhere along my "path to enlightenment", I came to the conclusion that this is a very weak defense.
where do some of you come up with logic like this? how does critiquing my writing and being so self serving in this comment help anybody but yourself?
I haven't critiqued your writing, and generally find such efforts to be pointless on message boards anyway. Most people are just typing what is coming off the top of their head, and pay little attention to spelling, grammar, structure etc. I make at least some effort to pay attention to that, but I make tons of mistakes anyway. I do a fair amount of editing in my business, but only when I am ASKED to critique, do I critique.
why would you come in here, state the obvious and come off as pretentious as you have?
Oh, I don't know, to stop the whining maybe? I have obviously failed at that. Pretentious? You brought up the "path to enlightenment".
you are not a trademark expert,
I'm not? How do you know this? Please list all topics on which I am and am not an expert. I am sure I will find that educational.
all of a sudden all these "experts" come crawling outta the woodwork just to tell me I'm wrong and then when i don't act , do or say what you want me to you just needlessly bash me? how is that logical at all?
I don't see where I bashed you. Like I said, you are going to do what you are going to do. But you asked a question, and didn't like the answer, and plan to just go on with unchanged behavior. So be it, and I don't really care. But I do wonder why you bothered to ask in the first place.
what are you getting out of this?
Nothing, obviously. Same as you.
, because your not proving anything and if you choose to dialogue with me in such a manner as that then i wont even consider your argument.
I wasn't looking for an argument, but apparently you are. I just stated my opinion, that is all.
why should i listen to what you have to say
Well, since you haven't listened to anyone else, I am sure I don't know why you should listen to me.
if you won't afford me the same level of respect that i give you?
If you read what I posted carefully, I think you will find I did not disrespect you.
so you just assume that the other band is exempt from inquiring about the name? they never asked me about it and i've used it since before their trademark, as the other Dead Aheads have. apparently they didn't follow the logic you show neither. so all the other dead aheads have to change what they've been doing since who knows when just because some big names say it is so?
Well, now, I could go on and tell you how I make my living, and my experiences in courtrooms and what not, but you have already decided that I am not an expert and that you shouldn't listen to me, so all that would just be a waste of good typing, and I hate wasting good typing.
wouldn't it be class of them to at least ask, inquire or make an offer for the title?
You contradict yourself here. You have said others have used, and continue to use, the name, so to whom should they extend an offer even if they were inclined to do so?
does it not seem like a strongarm power move? aren't they saying screw all those other guys already using the band name, we're gonna use it now? isn't that stealing?
Aren't you doing the same thing?
you don't see that as being "jerky to another artist/band"? how would you feel if someone just pulled the carpet out from under your feet like that? i bet you wouldn't like it and would want to argue your point, or would you just subserviently go about your business following the "suggestions" that a handful of people gave? where is the logic in this?
Like I said, I've been down these roads many times, sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. The rug has been pulled out from under me many times along the way, and sometimes it really sucks. But if you ever want to "own" something that is intangible, there have to be rules. You can chose to follow them, or not. Your choice. When you get to a point where you have made your living with intellectual property for a few decades, you may find you will have a different view. Or maybe not.
where does it say that i was surprised? I was surprised that someone would go to such lengths as name calling and finger pointing.
Again, read what I wrote. I didn't call anybody names.
yes, yes, what is your point? so you stopped by just to state the obvious and raise a dust cloud in here? why poke a dead horse with a stick other than to make self serving commentary? i hope you feel better, i hope you can sleep at night - i know i can.
I sleep just fine at night, thank you.
as far as you know i could be the first person to use the name, i obviously used it before the other band. i am the "other people" not the other way around. again backwards.
Again, you seem to know what I do and don't know. This is the second time in this thread that this has happened, and has happened other times on this board. It truly is amazing how some of you know exactly what it is that I do and don't know. Please, for the sake of the other posters here, run down my resume for them to enlighten them as to what it is that I do and don't know. I will find that entertaining.
the situation is like paradigm, no one has the correct answer. you are assuming that the other band is doing all good all the time, but that is not the case, human nature doesn't allow for it. not only that but you are assuming that i am at fault for something which i am not.
Wow, two more times you know what I am thinking! This is just amazing. Especially in light of the fact that nothing in my post would indicate that I am assuming either of those things. Wait, quick, tell me what my grandmother's birthday was! I know you know it! Come on and impress me. In fact, if you can tell me either grandmother's birthday, I'll agree that you are right on all counts. Deal?
why don't you talk about music and guitar with me instead of theorizing a moot point?
You asked the question that started this thread.....
Mama Mama many worlds I've come since I first left home.