Journal

Great Customer Service! - its a glorious thing!

So, if you read my last journal you will know by now that I was a little itsy bitsy tiny bit shit-off with some bad customer service which I received at the hands of the staff at a local medical centre recently.…

But just to prove that I am not a loudmouthed dick who likes to rant about the dumb shit that people do… I present you with the exact opposite…

Lets get this out of the way: LUGGAGE DIRECT, MONTAGUE STREET, WEST END BRISBANE

Quite simply the best customer service I have experienced in years.

The person who assisted me was switched on, and knowledgeable, and helpful, and never tried to sell me anything but rather he provided me with all the usefull information I needed to make an informed decision.

He kept taking my purchase selections up to the front counter, thereby allowing me t

Bad customer service - dont pay for it!

Not many people in RB-world know that one of the things that really drives me nuts is poor customer service.…

Now you all know. Bye!

…aaaaand I’m back!

(with explanations!)

I come from a world where performance matters. Where the saying “perfection is expected and excellence will be tolerated” is de rigueur. So I like to see people who are really good at what they do. I like to see excellence in all its forms, and especially when it comes to running a business.

Most people dont know how to run a business, only a few really know what they are doing – and when you see it it is a sight to behold. The things those businesses have in common?… contemporary and evolving business practices, a strong focus on communication within the business unit and without, and most of all: a burning desire and

Copyright Infringement - its not a victimless crime!

Movie piracy costs economy $1.3 billion

I’ve posted about this news item before, but I recently found another posting about it that put it all in perspective about what copyright infringement actually costs:

“The study also equated the economic losses over 12 months to $193 million in tax revenue, 6,100 full-time equivalent jobs (including nearly 2,300 forgone directly by the movie industry and retailers) and a loss overall to the Australian economy of $551 million of Gross Domestic Product.” link

Ooohh, look, a flying pig!

Hiya Everyone!…

Woke up this morning to a huge surprise.

No, I dont mean that there was another person in bed with me, I’m talking about ‘huge surprises’ here, not the ‘fucking unlikely’…

I have sold a metal print (30×20) of one of my personal favourite works ‘Liberty in Darkness’.

I’ve sold a few of this print, including an 18×11 photographic print of the same image earlier this month. What amazes me is that someone bought this (albeit fucking awesome photo) at a cost of almost $210!!!

This has given me the single biggest profit margin on any one sale ever ($70!!!)

Now, I love my own work, but I wouldnt pay that much for it (probably because I know the artist, and I’m fairly sure he would give it to me for free!).

I am finally beginning to feel like a real artist, because after all these

STEALING BAD

Artist Behind ‘Breaking Bad’s’ Los Pollos Hermanos Sues Sony

 …

 

In further news about how people feel it is ok to use other people’s intellectual property without permission…

 

From the News article by Ashley Cullins at "The Hollwwood Reporter website 31/10/2016: (link)

“The artist who created Breaking Bad’s iconic Los Pollos Hermanos logo claims Sony infringed on his copyright by selling merchandise emblazoned with the image without permission.”

“Humberto Puentes-Segura is suing Sony Pictures Consumer Products and Topanga Productions, claiming he only gave the show permission to use his design for the fast-food restaurant as “a prop, set dressing, and/or wardrobe” in connection with the hit AMC series."

 

What does this mean for the rest of us?

Well if you’re not ripping off Breaking B

Have you parodied the "parody defence"?

THIS TUTORIAL IS INTENDED AS AN EXPLANATION OF THE CONCEPTS SURROUNDING “COPYRIGHT”.…

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BELOW DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE.

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ISSUES OF COPYRIGHT THAT MAY RELATE TO YOURSELF, THEN YOU SHOULD SEEK THE ADVICE OF A QUALIFIED LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE.


 

The “Parody Defence” … that old chestnut seems to be doing the rounds again with members claiming that their use of a copyrighted property does not constitute copyright infringement … simply because its a parody.

I have said it before (link) … and I will say it again:

Parody is NOT an exemption to copyright.

 

Parody is only an argument that you can make in court as part of a greater argument for possible copyright exemption.
(Link to Nolo.com ‘Fair Use’)
(Stanford Law ‘four factor test’)


 

Well

RB Dimensions & stuff update!!!

Hiya everybody,

Just letting you know that I have updated my Journal about “RB Image Dimensions & Formats” to now include the new Wall Tapestries!

You can see my journal HERE

Of course, my journal also includes a text-link to the original (and usually more up-to-date) RedBubble page HERE

… but my journal is easier to find!

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