Recast Drama / Debate

Maybe things will Quiet down some..

August 17, 2013 19:42 pm · 0 comments

by ResinMuse

Thought this worth sharing, hopefully this will be the last of dramas around recast (We can hope, right?). I feel it worthy of sharing if for no other reason than to offer reassurance to any of our followers who have still had a niggling of worry.

Side note: In my last post dealing with this issue, a reply was made that my blog had been forwarded to G.’s lawyer. I just want to let everyone know that, as yet, I have not heard anything from him. If this changes, I’ll post about it.

Now, I’m hoping everyone can get back to just enjoying their dolls, each other and being encouraging/supportive.

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xo

False Ammunition – Leading to Harassment

July 21, 2013 21:03 pm · 2 comments

by ResinMuse

It’s a shame really.

We’re seeing this letter from Grace’s attorney out in circulation and all these anti-recasters are taking it as fact.  It isn’t.  It is an Opinion. And until such time as a Judge makes a ruling on it, it will always be, just an opinion.

It is the responsibility of the doll companies to make sure they are covered.  This means trademarks and copyrights.  If they choose not to do it, they have no legal backing.  No legal backing means the recast dolls are not illegal.

What I am seeing going through the doll communities, is this letter being touted as fact.

For example:

“[name removed to protect the privacy of the author] Much worse, there can be huge fines and jail time if you are convicted. That includes the people to buy them as well as those that make them. The problem is that most of the BJD companies are very small and don’t have the funds to really go after the people who copy them, so they get away with it.”

The only people who stand any chance, however remote, to being prosecuted for recast dolls are the recasters themselves.  Since these dolls originate in other countries and are recast in China – most other countries won’t have any legal grounds to make a case.  Particularly if the doll companies aren’t protecting their products.  This is not a U.S. issue – and it won’t become a U.S. issue.  Grace, for all her huffing and puffing and blowing the house down, really can’t do anything other than make threats that she can’t follow through on.  Buying dolls for personal use (there are NO recast distributors in the U.S., nor are there any recast shops in the U.S.) is not illegal, even less so when the doll companies do not have their trademark on the dolls.

At this point in time, most dolls that are recast will never fall under trademark protection, even if they are able to trademark retroactively.. because most bjd do not contain any trade Mark.

Also, counterfeit, which is what people want to consider recast dolls, if they do not have the company mark are not there with the intent to confuse or dupe a potential buyer.

I think it’s extremely shameful that anyone in this hobby would encourage, or in this case enable, harassment and bullying [harassment], not to mention threats of violence [gun].

Really makes you wonder who are the real bad guys.

PS… I’m done now. I’ve had my say and I’m happy to move on to other things. Let’s hope others can, and will, do the same.

Recast, Trademark, Copyright

July 19, 2013

This was posted publicly on Grace’s website. Since she did not blur out her name, I will assume she was ok with people seeing her name. Grace has contacted an attorney for their opinion on Recast BJD. I don’t have much to say about this, but may add more later as I get feedback from […]

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Violence Against Recast

July 3, 2013

The image relating to this write-up is not new, only something our recast community has just come across.  But the message it displays is .. unsettling. We can read almost daily now, stories of gun violence in America – not because it’s increased, but because of the heated debate on whether we should be able […]

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Seorin Head Thread

July 1, 2013

I’ve referenced this a few times in the past.  The Seorin head was on flickr and when my account was deleted (for sales, against tos), I thought I’d lost the long discussion.. turns out, I’d saved it.  It’s all old news and unimportant, overall, but I wanted it here for reference. The links to the […]

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