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Old 12-26-2001, 10:44 PM   #1
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they are using a pic of your car too, you are world famous, every bmw site you goto there are pics of your car
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Old 12-26-2001, 11:32 PM   #2
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LOL, Randy sue those bastards! j/k

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Old 12-27-2001, 02:32 AM   #3
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I noticed that about 2 months ago. I wrote the guy last week and he replied 2 days ago... this is the conversation......

--- Randy Sparre wrote:
> To whom this may concern,
> It's been brought to my attention by many people
> that you posted a
> picture of MY car on your website. I found this
> hard to believe because I
> never recalled you asking me permission to use it.
> I don't appreciate this
> at all, nor do I have time to recieve useless mail
> from people that now
> think my car is for sale. Please get rid of it
> quickly. I suggest you
> ask people before making the same mistake again.
> wrote:

I am sorry about that- I do understand, I will have it
takin off... But, if I may say so myself-The car is
beautiful- I found it on a web site about a year ago
and thought I would remove it when some one asked me
to... would you tell alittle about the car? I read
about it in a Magazine acouple months back and was
impressed, I sell used E30 parts and acouple BMW cars
now and then-

I hope you will forgive me,but, I would be honered if
my car was listed in someones web site-It does not say
anything about it being for sale-It will be gone very
soon- Please share some info about it-My car is on its
way up that long hill-I'm having an "i" head put on a
"e" block ,bored stroked,port and polished,with a
deisel Crank,and all the goodies-bought the car for
$250.00 on ebay about a year ago and have over
$5000.00 in it...but, just getting started. Well, once
again I am sorry-It will be removed and I will never
post it again-
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Old 12-27-2001, 11:46 AM   #4
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LOL go Randy
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Old 12-27-2001, 11:49 AM   #5
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THey removed it? I still see it.

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Old 12-27-2001, 03:18 PM   #6
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Actually, so can I.

And while this may sound a little off-base, but I'd have to disagree with the guy posting pictures of someone else's car on his website. He might say Randy should be honored, but look at it this way. Say I use Pepsi to promote my own website; Pepsi Logos, Pepsi registered in a search engine etc. I don't work for Pepsi, don't have any arrangement with Pepsi, I just happen to like the drink. I'm still stealing someone else's property to promote my website.

In essence, he's using Randy's car to promote the sale of other BMW's that he may be either brokering and/or selling wholesale.

The license plate is clearly visible as well, which would prevent the guy from ever claiming he had built a similar car to Randy's.

I'd suggest billing the guy a percentage (say, 10%) of every car he sells (right off the top, BTW), until such time as he removes the vehicle from the website.

It's also the intellectual property of both Randy and the magazine which took those photographs. Each one of them must give permission to use those photos for something other than the magazine. Perhaps neither one would complain should somebody ask for his / their permission, but to use it without permission constitutes breaking the law.

However, it may not be worth the effort (read: legal cost) to force him to remove those photos from his website.

I'm not really an asshole, I just play one on the Internet
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