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July 6, 2003 at 9:11 pm #7382
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and in english?????

lest i get the scardey cats guide to french…….
(power translator pro 7)

July 6, 2003 at 9:20 pm #7385
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strongest of the weak

Hey comet, I havn’t taken French in like 3 1/2 years, and wasn’t very good at it. But if I can still kinda make out what ya said, lol. Weirdears, that is VERY disrespectful to other people’s cultures.

July 7, 2003 at 3:31 am #7409
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As far as legal advice:

First of all, it would amaze me if anyone at McDonalds ever even found out about this movie. There are tons of things on the internet making fun of McDonalds, so you have little to worry about.

However, you should always know the legal side of things.

Technically, you can’t use the name “McDonalds” unless you are “reporting”, or giving facts in the form of news report or documentary. For instance, a news show could say “there was a fire at McDonalds today” – however, in a movie, the McDonalds name could not be used without the consent of McDonalds. You do, however, have the right to make a spoof on McDonalds, just as you have the right to voice negative opinions about McDonalds. However, for your spoof, you will need to change the name of McDonalds, as it is a trademarked (not copyrighted – thanks for catching that, WeirdEars – I completely spaced that out) name.

If you watch Saturday Night Live, they make fun of major corporations quite often – only they change the name slightly as to avoid copyright infringement.

July 7, 2003 at 6:28 am #7429
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TRADEMARKED, actually…

July 7, 2003 at 2:41 pm #7441
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thedarksideoflego

wow trademarked like all of those movies you are going to make… wait you dont make any movies :D

July 8, 2003 at 1:45 am #7562
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tub-o-legos

Mc.Donalds… BRICKDONALDS! :lol: :lol: :lol:

July 8, 2003 at 3:33 pm #7641
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“strongest of the weak” wrote: Weirdears, that is VERY disrespectful to other people’s cultures.

Do I care? NO!

July 8, 2003 at 3:36 pm #7643
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tub-o-legos

WeirdEars,

My best friend is very interested in the japanese culture. If you want to insult something, do it on your own time and keep it to yourself. :evil :evil :evil

July 8, 2003 at 3:42 pm #7646
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op1studios

You know, I find it amazing that WeirdEars is still posting in these forums. Had he have posted comments like the above in other forums I often like to frequent, he (or she) would certainly have been banned by now.

Though I suppose there’s the entertainment value in watching how he can make himself look more and more like a complete numpty . . .

- Lee
(who’s waiting for WeirdEars to say ‘No, you can’t do Rouge Squadron, ‘coz I’ve been doing it since 1977 . . . :roll)

:)

July 8, 2003 at 3:49 pm #7649
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Nice one op1 studios!!!!!!!!

July 8, 2003 at 8:03 pm #7727
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Yolegoman

I know I almost got banned for doing just one thing wrong, I flamed the spammer wierdears… yet he can spam with all 100 of his posts and still be unbanned enough to shout to the world about it!

:D

Yolegoman, who loves irony

July 8, 2003 at 8:21 pm #7742
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“Yolegoman” wrote: I know I almost got banned for doing just one thing wrong, I flamed the spammer wierdears… yet he can spam with all 100 of his posts and still be unbanned enough to shout to the world about it!

Weirdears doesn’t spam, he trolls. There’s a difference. I don’t know how or why, but he continues to draw reactions from members of the forums, even after 100 posts. Weirdears is probably the most clever troll I’ve ever seen, but he’s still a troll. If you want him to go away, you just have to ignore him. Otherwise, he’s going to continue getting people whipped up into little frenzies simply because he can. I’m not going to ban Weirdears on the basis that people can’t resist replying to his posts.

July 8, 2003 at 8:22 pm #7745
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Good Point.

Yolegoman, who thinks Revmen is a lot wiser Monkey then < is

July 8, 2003 at 8:23 pm #7746
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Logan

How about RICK’s DONALDS?

July 8, 2003 at 8:25 pm #7747
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uhhh its a little late for replies… like i said ust use this for other legal talk or whatever or just stop posting on it, lets let this fade away into the depths of the forums

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