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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:45 PM
Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:49 PM
Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:56 PM
So Atari is not only going for their logo on the front, they are going for everything:
Description of copyrighted material: in-game graphics, screenshots, box art, and logos from classic Atari video gamesDescription of infringing material: physical book to feature uncleared reproductions of the copyrighted materialBefore I started the KS I tried to get in touch with Atari by email, Facebook, customer support and even regular mail to France as well to the USA and never heard back from them. Same like the trading cards for the 2600; first there was very kind contact, but out of the blue I just got no replies anymore.
But I thought Atari liked having fans...
The buzz on Ataribox continues to grow, and we can’t wait to share more news in the weeks ahead.CHECK IT OUT !
Ataribox will first be made available via a crowdfunding campaign this Fall 2017 with shipments planned to start in Spring 2018.
Why Crowdfunding? Amazing brands are driven by amazing communities. Coming back to hardware is an important step for Atari, and something we intend to do carefully, hand-in-hand with the Atari community that loves our brand as much as we do. Crowdfunding is the ultimate community approach to bring great products to life; and for Atari, it allows us to reward our community with exclusive access, special editions, and include them as active participants in the rollout of the Ataribox.
Sign up now at www.ataribox.com to join our community and be among the first to get news and updates!
Maybe I'm reading "community" wrong.
Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:54 AM
Oh no. Were you initially putting this book together under "fair use"?
In Germany there is no "fair use" option.
Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:16 PM
There are at least 18 comparable KS projects/books from 2013 up to 2017 (including Nintendo and Sega themes)...I'll try to get in contact with Atari to discuss the matter.
I hope you are able to get in touch. I was just going over to Kickstarter to back the book today. It makes no sense to be so hostile if they are truly going to launch the AtariBox.
Posted Fri Sep 8, 2017 11:23 AM
Posted Sun Oct 8, 2017 5:43 PM
I'm in Germany, for me, yes, there is. Free Country isn't it?
I'm assuming he means Free Speech isn't protected by law in the same way.
Posted Mon Oct 9, 2017 12:44 AM
"Fair use" for "Free Speech"? Huh
Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:33 PM
I'll just say it,
Between Doofus hats, candy bar lawsuits, mystery boxes, and then being total Corporate DickBastards to Marc Oberhäuser, I am Done with this Version of "Atari"!
They have No Idea what Fans want, No Idea what Consumers want, No Idea how to Treat People, No Concept of Community...Limited resources which they will squander in the stupidest way possible...Lawyers wormtonguing their butts...
And this is me being Nice about it all...
At this point I feel like they went to the New Coleco(tm....Not!) School of Business and getting easy A's without Effort...
**From another topic, but I felt like saying it here too**
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