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Romantics on eBay ... and the Weather Channel?
Oct 4th, 2006 at 11:42pm
 
Some interesting tidbits. First off, while scouting for some CDs I want to buy on eBay, I came across this auction. Scroll down until you see the "generic" image of a band in green screen with musical notes flying around them. Recognize those guys? I wonder if the seller got permission to use that image?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Las-BBC-In-Sessions-CD-14-95_W0QQitemZ150041276805QQihZ005QQcategoryZ307QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Also, the other morning while checking the Weather Channel (while preparing for a road trip), I just happened to catch a segue in which the anchor (or whatever they are called) said (paraphrasing), "We're looking for great weather in Corpus Christi today for the (Whatever) Festival. The Romantics will be playing on the main stage. You remember them -- they sang the song 'What I Like About You,' so check that out if you're in Corpus Christi."

I was still half asleep, but that sure as hell woke me up!
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Reply #1 - Oct 5th, 2006 at 1:31am
 
Oh, yeah, that's them from 61/49.  The image is generic-ized pretty much though--I doubt if anyone but the most hardcore of Romantics fans would recognize them from that image.    Wink

As for Corpus Christi, we haven't heard any reviews from that show......... Undecided
 


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Reply #2 - Oct 5th, 2006 at 9:26pm
 
Interesting that you saw and recognized that image.

From the standpoint of copyright--any derivative image (i.e. one that's been altered from another original image) still needs to have approval from the original artist to be used and shown... and at the some acknowledgement to the original artist. (Unless the person using the altered image has compensated the original artist and paid to use the image.)

At least that is what I learned in a seminar on "The Business of Being an Artist".  The other issue is whether or not they are using the image for financial gain.  Either way, the original artist still retains copyright and needs to give their seal of approval before photos can be altered and used....

Note: I'm not a lawyer, but in this day and age of photoshop and digital photos, the issue of copyright and altered images is quite complicated as I understand it...
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Reply #3 - Mar 20th, 2007 at 8:43pm
 
just a heads up:
if you are thinking of bidding on either the autographed fender guitar or the romantics guitar pick on ebay, i am in the process of finding out the authenticity of those items.  seller claims pic is either from the band or one of their representatives. i see this seller has tons of other picks in all shapes, colors and sizes from a variety of artists so we shall see.
stay tuned for the answer.
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Reply #4 - Mar 21st, 2007 at 8:29am
 
ok, guitar pick is the real mccoy. but worth $10?????

the guitar seller never responded to my email so i would stay away from that one.

now there is a phone supposedly issued by epic records as a promo item.
waiting for the scoop on that item.
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Reply #5 - Mar 22nd, 2007 at 7:15am
 
Yeah...the "Talking in your Sleep" phone...it looks like someone stuck a sticker on an old phone.    Lips Sealed
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