Chris Maier (oom9@crosswinds.net)
Wed, 28 Jun 2000 12:05:33 -0400


BTW, but has anybody seen a skateboard T-shirt that has Kanji characters and
also a very faint and slightly modified picture of the RX-79(G)?
  I think the only anime company that really pushes it's copyrights down is
Funimation, who hold the current rights to Toei's Dragonball Z, and produce
the horrible dub for it. They closed down all fansub sites and now are going
after fan sites as well.

----- Original Message -----
From: James Boren <jboren@earthlink.net>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 3:25 AM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Mailing List shirt

> >Echo|Fox wrote:
> > > > Even fanart is a derivative work based on existing copyrighted
material.
> > > That's what I'm most worried about =) It would be really nice to have
a
> > > bit of Gundam artwork on the shirt, but we should keep this on the
level.
> > > Anybody knwo if Bandai/Sunrise has an e-mail address you could
contact
> > > for this sort of thing? Or better yet, anybody know someone at
Bandai? =)
> >
> >Aiya! If you listen to the lawyers (especially those at Disney and Star
> >Trek), the words "Gundam Mailing List" itself is criminal. Gundam.com,
> >Gundam Project, Wingzero.net, Newtype Asylum should all cease and desist
> >at least until all instances of the word "Gundam" and all derivative work
> >or scanned images were removed. You can also forget about fanfics and
> >doujinshi.
> >
> >Any conscientious law-abiding citizens should quit this copyright
> >infringing mailing list NOW and stop visiting all the unofficial Gundam
> >websites, especially those with revenue-generating ad banners.
> >
>
> But isn't it okay if it falls under the category of appropriating an
> image for art purposes? (yeah, like a GML t-shirt would be art) I
> guess this whole copywrite thing is still being debated. I think as
> long as Bandai didn't feel it was losing potential sales they would
> be cooler about it. For instance if the shirt just had a gundam and a
> little GML as opposed to something that is more obviously focused on
> the ML aspect. (G<ML vs. G>ML). Oh BTW- I'd be interested in doing
> the artwork, which is why I've been thinking about this today.
>
> So how to make it a gundam MAILING LIST t-shirt, instead of only a
> GUNDAM shirt that GML members all have?
>
> another BTW. Is there any official Gundam international fanclub? That
> could be the road to legitimacy?
>
>
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