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Old 12-03-2008, 02:12 PM   #1
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Ford strikes again...Kocky Products going out of business

As those of you who have bought from them in the past know from the email we all received, Kocky is going out of business. The lame ducks at ford have again struck and are claiming copyright violations on their shirts because they feature photos of ford vehicles. Keep in mind, all Kocky shirts are created from pics of FORUM MEMBER RIDES submitted to kocky to be featured on a shirt.

None the less, it's just like the BMC fiasco...So now Kocky is going out. If you want one of their shirts, get out there now and try to get one. I managed to get 3 of the 7 I wanted...the rest were already sold out.

Hey ford, when your attornies search and find this for you...Suck a dick.

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Its exactly like that (the same person from the same firm actually :dw: )
I dont want to get into it too much here or disclose too much, but basically, before we started our little business venture we got some legal advice and were told that Ford does not own the rights to the pictures we use (so its 'ok' to do what we are doing...) we obtain them from the owner of the picture. However, in a few of our shirts you can make out or see some of Fords property rights/logos (like the running horse, blue oval, etc...) This is where Ford (actually, its not REALLY ford either, its some firm that claims they represent Ford... They are nothing more than a collection firm if you ask me) is crying foul. We have an atty, and he said it could cost us as much as 28-$38K to fight this (then again, it might not cost much at all either...) What 'they' would have to prove is is that the copyrighted Ford logos in our shirts ADDED VALUE to our product. Well thats a no brianer... Hell no they dont add any value. First of all you can barely even see the logos anyway, and second we sell to ENTHUSIASTS who already know what kind of car is on the shirt and dont care about the logo. In other words, we could have removed the logos completely and we still would have sold the same exact amount of shirts we have sold so far. They added nothing at all to the shirts. But, we dont really have the time or money to fight this thing, so away we go.
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Re: Ford strikes again...Kocky Products going out of business

Also, keep in mind they sell shirts for dodge and rice jockeys...yet FORD is the only one coming after them.
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agreed... if the whole case is about the emblems then wouldnt a mustang that has been debadged work?
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country in recession? company doing poorly? take your customers to court. great plan!
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Re: Ford strikes again...Kocky Products going out of business

You know what, now that I think about it...this weekend another forum I am on was suspended...I wonder if it was because of this same reason.

www . 460ford . com was where I went to get all my big block build info....now it is suspended --> SUSPENDED
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thats ****in retarded.
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Gonna get some shirts made up...be on the lookout for a thread once I get some ideas on prices.
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oh believe me, ill wear one...
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country in recession? company doing poorly? take your customers to court. great plan!
I was thinking the same thing. Shouldn't they worry more about saving the company!?
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Got the email this morning, I think I got the shirts I wanted already. They might be worth something one day lol...
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Add another site to the list...

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Yea you found that about the same time I did I guess. I got an article on the main page with my thoughts.
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