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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:13 AM   #1
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Why do companies feel like they can steal pictures and/or descriptions from other Offroad stores and use as their own? A random person sent us a link to the newest round of the ol' copy cat.

Our 1 Ton steering blurb:
"Looking to upgrade your stock Jeep steering? Is your lifted Jeep having alignment problems? With our cross-over steering upgrade, you eliminate the hard to adjust "Y" stock steering, it allows for a longer drag link to help with your steering angles, and most importantly gives you heavy duty steering that will take a beating and hold up to the off-road abuse."

First Paragraph here:
http://www.jcroffroad.com/Merchant2/...tegory_Code=S6

Their 1 ton steering blurb (I mean rugged ridge steering kit):
"Looking to upgrade your stock Jeep steering? Is your lifted Jeep having alignment problems? With our Jeep 1 ton steering upgrade, you eliminate the hard to adjust "Y" stock steering, it allows for a longer drag link to help with your steering angles, and most importantly gives you heavy duty steering that will take a beating and hold up to the off-road abuse"

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http://motionoffroad.com/catalog/ind...a5cc68d34160a8

Man this crap is getting old! [/EndRant]
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:15 AM   #2
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WOW. It can't be that hard to write your own description, can it?

BTW, talk about undercutting...
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:16 AM   #3
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At least there not in Michigan... only Northeast Indiana... right across the border from you...

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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:18 AM   #4
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sue them.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:19 AM   #5
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sue them before they sue you.

seriously though that sucks.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:20 AM   #6
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sue them.
lol....see it's just that quick
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:21 AM   #7
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Why are you copying them? Cant you make your own parts and advertisements? Seriously Brimmy, you are a piece of work. I am reporting you to the other guys.
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sue them.
Sure them for what?

Are JCRs pictures copyrighted or patented? Is their text copyrighted or patented?

how much would it cost to sue?
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:24 AM   #9
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WOW. It can't be that hard to write your own description, can it?
I don't know, the first sentence of their next paragraph is somewhat hard to interpret.

At least they didn't copy your photos and drawings. ;)
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By the way, fix your link to "what Christians believe". No worky.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:25 AM   #11
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Sure them for what?

how much would it cost to sue?
the price is principal
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:27 AM   #12
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Sure them for what?

Are JCRs pictures copyrighted or patented? Is their text copyrighted or patented?

how much would it cost to sue?
I don know wat you mean by sure them, but i was being sarcastic. Imo, using someone else words without giving them credit is plagiarism, and using someone else pictures and passing them off as your own is theft. maybe if you had your own business you would understand what its like for someone to fukc with it.
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Email sent to Sales@motionoffroad.com

To Whom it may concern,

My name is Brian Meyers I am the owner of JcrOffroad. This morning I was directed to your website from a random person. They directed me to your steering kit and the description you are using for your steering kit. Whats the deal man? Why would you take something from another shop and use as your own to sell your product? I would say that we are flattered, but to be honest this ol' copy cat game is getting old.

Link to our steering kit and description:
http://www.jcroffroad.com/Merchant2/...tegory_Code=S6

I would like the 1 ton steering description has follows removed from your site with in the next 2 business days:
"Looking to upgrade your stock Jeep steering? Is your lifted Jeep having alignment problems? With our Jeep 1 ton steering upgrade, you eliminate the hard to adjust "Y" stock steering, it allows for a longer drag link to help with your steering angles, and most importantly gives you heavy duty steering that will take a beating and hold up to the off-road abuse"

Link to your site:
http://motionoffroad.com/catalog/ind...a5cc68d34160a8

If you are using any more of our descriptions or if you have stolen descriptions from other shops, this is now your chance to make it right and delete them from your online store. If any of our information remains on your site after Oct. 6th at 6pm EST, I will be contacting our Attorney and the next correspondence you hear from us will be Legal.

Take Care and have a Wonderful weekend!
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:30 AM   #14
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:30 AM   #15
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you guys have had shit luck in this department. id be pissed too.
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I am not really pissed off, I am just tired of having to police this crap. I am just thankful that random ppl seem to find this stuff for us and alert us to it. Bad business ethics are the world around, but in our tight internet community of parts pedelers and shops, it certainly is not a good idea to try to steal anything from one another.

You defenatly could not sue someone for something like this, but you sure can make a Sh!t-storm about it and send them a scary letter from a Attoney! haha
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so it all falls into a game you must play??? hopefully better luck in the future.
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Get some watermarks and copyrights/legal mumbo-jumbo going on the site.
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Tells skooterbuilt that spro's girlfriend now works at motion offroad and give skooterbuilt a free jcr t-shirt.

When motion offroad sees skooterbuilt in the bushes outside their shop with a digital camera and a jcr offroad shirt, they will change the wording out of fear.
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