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BallCoachinFool
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re: Phoenix head shop welcomes Tyrann
If you don't think this is funny you are a sensitive little bitche


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Me Bite
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BRgetthenet
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re: Phoenix head shop welcomes Tyrann
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Using LSU's likeness is not cool.


Not even when you're at Sam's Club?


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stout
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re: Phoenix head shop welcomes Tyrann
Lawsuit?


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LSUBoo
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re: Phoenix head shop welcomes Tyrann
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I'm no legal expert, but it seems as though LSU could definitely issue a ceast and desist.


Yeah, but it's still pretty damn funny.


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Tiger in NY
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re: Phoenix head shop welcomes Tyrann
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I'm no legal expert, but it seems as though LSU could definitely issue a ceast and desist.


I'm guessing that is an AP photo they bought the rights to, or a copyright free photo. Not much LSU or anyone can likely do if they've legally obtained the rights to the photo.


Jet12
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Bmath
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re: Phoenix head shop welcomes Tyrann
I have a feeling someone is going to drop the hammer on them for using that image.


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lsunurse
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re: Phoenix head shop welcomes Tyrann
What paper is that in?

I'm gonna guess one if the free publications around here and not the Arizona Republic


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LewDawg
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c on z
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re: Phoenix head shop welcomes Tyrann
lol.


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Y.A. Tittle
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re: Phoenix head shop welcomes Tyrann
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I'm guessing that is an AP photo they bought the rights to, or a copyright free photo. Not much LSU or anyone can likely do if they've legally obtained the rights to the photo.


I'm not a Trademark lawyer, but I don't think you can simply take any photo that happens to be in the public domain, which contains both a person's likeness and trademarked material, and utilize it for a commercial purpose such as this, without consent of that individual and consent of the owner of that trademark.


Tiger in NY
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re: Phoenix head shop welcomes Tyrann
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I'm not a Trademark lawyer, but I don't think you can simply take any photo that happens to be in the public domain, which contains both a person's likeness and trademarked material, and utilize it for a commercial purpose such as this, without consent of that individual and consent of the owner of that trademark


Which is why I said they may have gotten the rights to the photo from the AP or someone (on the cheap). I am guessing they have the rights to do what they want with the photo one way or another, but then again, they are a head shop so who knows?


ellishughtiger
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re: Phoenix head shop welcomes Tyrann
so is he going to be doing an autograph session at Bud's or not?


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Blue Velvet
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re: Phoenix head shop welcomes Tyrann
Good ad. It's a shame they'll get sued for it.


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Y.A. Tittle
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re: Phoenix head shop welcomes Tyrann
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Which is why I said they may have gotten the rights to the photo from the AP or someone (on the cheap). I am guessing they have the rights to do what they want with the photo one way or another, but then again, they are a head shop so who knows?



The AP can contractually given you the right to publish a photograph it owns. They cannot, however, contractually grant one the right to use a person's image and trademarked material contained in that photo for commercial purposes, without consent of that individual and the owner of the trademark. At least, that's how I understand it.


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Ford Frenzy
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re: Phoenix head shop welcomes Tyrann
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Step 1: Make bed
Step 2: Lie in it
pretty much


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VetteGuy
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Member since Feb 2008
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re: Phoenix head shop welcomes Tyrann
Can't they be sued for using the LSU logo?

ETA: already been discussed...
This post was edited on 5/6 at 1:18 pm


Tiger1242
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Member since Jul 2011
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re: Phoenix head shop welcomes Tyrann
I think that's awesome


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wildtigercat93
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re: Phoenix head shop welcomes Tyrann
Clubs used that picture many times to promote his appearance, dont see the difference in the two


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