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Dash Board Designs!

Postby jonnyboi » Tue 27th Nov 2007, 11:07pm

I noticed the dash board designs on the technical page are pretty poor so i paid £3 on ebay and got some ones from there, and to you i give them free :) i think there are some centre console ones in here as well.You have my grace to update the technical section with these drawings!
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RE: Dash Board Designs!

Postby morley » Wed 28th Nov 2007, 12:16pm

cheers :thumb:
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RE: Dash Board Designs!

Postby miniallsort » Wed 28th Nov 2007, 01:18pm

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Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby themaninthesuitcase » Wed 28th Nov 2007, 07:53pm

jonnyboi wrote:You have my grace to update the technical section with these drawings!


We already have 2 of them. The Boot board is MF original work and the centre console was done by one of our members who gave us permission to host it. I feel some one wants to have a word with ebay/the seller as that's just plain theft.

edit:
links to our stuff (which is free and always has been)
http://www.minifinity.com/modules.php?o ... dimensions
http://www.minifinity.com/modules.php?o ... re_console
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RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby raysmuckles » Wed 28th Nov 2007, 08:00pm

Could you let us know who is selling our copywritten intellectual property on ebay please?

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RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby jonnyboi » Wed 28th Nov 2007, 08:15pm

some guy, i cant remember his screen name because it was quite a while ago :S

i will look and see if it is still on "My Ebay"

btw the dashboard designs arent on minifinity...please update that because the dash design you have atm doesnt have any clock dimensions and is onli half :)
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Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby themaninthesuitcase » Wed 28th Nov 2007, 08:18pm

jonnyboi wrote:btw the dashboard designs arent on minifinity...please update that because the dash design you have atm doesnt have any clock dimensions and is onli half :)


Sorry but no, they aren't ours to post with out permission. Hense why we are so angry at them selling our stuff.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby jonnyboi » Wed 28th Nov 2007, 08:45pm

But surely i paid for them so technically they are mine. Just put them up, if anyone has a go i will take full responsability, they are good diagrams and should be given out for free...
If not then make this sticky up the top!

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RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby raysmuckles » Wed 28th Nov 2007, 11:09pm

Right this is really quite simple...

I dont give a toss about the dashboard designs. Copyright law does not work on the principle of 'surely I paid for them so technically they are mine' - if that were the case, then any music that I buy is mine - woohoo I own half of the Beatles back catalogue and can do with it what I wish. Great, I bought a film on DVD the other day - luckily I now own the image rights to all of that...

The boot liner plan was created by Gilesy and provided free of charge on MF for members. The fact that someone is selling our (yours too as a member) intellectual property is wrong. In even simpler terms, the other 2 drawings that you have posted belong to someone else and using them without their permission is wrong. I think if you did a trawl of the mini sites, you would probably find the other 2 diagrams as well.

Therefore - we will not be updating anything.

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RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby raysmuckles » Wed 28th Nov 2007, 11:13pm

Hmmm wonder who flogustuff is?

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RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby jonnyboi » Wed 28th Nov 2007, 11:25pm

flogustuff?
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RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby jonnyboi » Wed 28th Nov 2007, 11:28pm

ok, i have a plan, what if i remake the designs, change the colours round a bit :P

Then can you update them?

Btw i checked my ebay, its not in there anymore so im affraid i am of no help :( i will check round other members on ebay and see if they know of it
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RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby MiniMadAndy » Wed 28th Nov 2007, 11:32pm

i would have thought that if you re-make them, and change the design in some way, then that isnt fraudulant. raysmuckles, whats your thoughts??
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RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby Gilesy » Wed 28th Nov 2007, 11:37pm

I'm personally offended by the fact someone's profiting my work, that I did in my own time for the good of MF's members. We have the original PDFs without someone else's edits on this very site, and I have the the original CAD plans that the PDFs were created from. Incidentally, there's also the 3D mock-up of the assembled liner kit that I never got round to adding. This is detailed on my computer as last modified 02 November 2005, so it's pretty obvious to whom it belongs.
I'd be most grateful if you could pass on the details of the seller so I can take the appropriate action.
Thank you.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby jonnyboi » Wed 28th Nov 2007, 11:41pm

can u make up some plans for the dash, as detailed as the ones in the pdf above because the ones we got now are a bit crap if you dont mind me saying. I am looking into who sold me them dw!
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RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby Gilesy » Thu 29th Nov 2007, 12:20am

I would like have a go at improving what we've got, but I'm not dropping to the level of what we're dicussuing here. Plaigarism is an offence I'm not prepared to get minifinity done for.
Also, none of us do this full-time, nor do we get paid for it, so we can only do it when the opportunity arises ;)
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby themaninthesuitcase » Thu 29th Nov 2007, 12:41am

raysmuckles wrote:Hmmm wonder who flogustuff is?

dave


I was thinking that earlier...
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby themaninthesuitcase » Thu 29th Nov 2007, 12:49am

I have just had a quick count up. The 1st page (only goes as far as the 1st Nov) and there's 10 buyers of the plans at £3 a pop.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby Gilesy » Thu 29th Nov 2007, 12:58am

No need to keep looking, I've found the listing and sent the seller a snorter.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby Gilesy » Thu 29th Nov 2007, 01:15am

44 sold since the 2nd September, and god only knows how many before that, seeing as the listing has a rhubarb copyright marker showing 2006. That's AT LEAST £132.44, made from US and probably people like us, in the case of the dashes :evil: I'm now actually prepared to make this legal if I have to.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby Zippyrude » Thu 29th Nov 2007, 02:32am

Gilesy can you pm me or email me and also provide the sellers details so that we can discuss appropriate action.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby jonnyboi » Thu 29th Nov 2007, 02:07pm

i think you should take legal action, the possible money got from that can go towards this site and doing things to make it better :)

Glad i posted this, i hate it when we get ripped off
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RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

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RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby Gilesy » Thu 29th Nov 2007, 07:14pm

Sent this last night:
Hello,
I ask that you remove the Centre-console and boot liner plans from your kit/listing with immediate effect, as they are the sole property of Minifinity, the online classic mini community I represent.
I personally developed the boot liner plans, and have the original CAD drawings from which our PDFs were created. These are held on my computer detailed "Last modified 02 November 2005", and the original PDFs are plain to see on our site, where they've been for many months. Another of our members is in a similar situation with his centre console plans.
We gave the documents to the Club, for the free use of its members - not for someone's financial gain.
In your listing you make the statement “Please be aware of ebay scammers they are copying my listing remember to buy your mini plans from flogustuff�, yet the product you’re selling is merely a (poor quality) copy of ours, and plagiarism is a serious legal offence.
Thank you,
Richard Giles

Just had a reply, reading:
hi there even thow i did not get these plans on the minifinity web site i will remove them. hope this is to your satisfaction.
regards
flogustuff

And returned:
Hi,

Thankyou for this. I do however advise that the source you got these plans from be informed of their legal position.

Yours,

Richard

I do however intend to keep an eye on this one, so he's on my Favourite Sellers list now.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby themaninthesuitcase » Thu 29th Nov 2007, 07:33pm

Keep all the emails handy as well. Just in case it all gets ugly.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby jonnyboi » Fri 30th Nov 2007, 12:03am

haha go gilsey! nice work!
hope we can get some good dashboard designs on here soon tho!
Can you sticky this topic so people can get the designs?
thanks :)
and good work:D
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby themaninthesuitcase » Fri 30th Nov 2007, 02:04pm

jonnyboi wrote:Can you sticky this topic so people can get the designs?
thanks :)


No, they are in the technical area already in a better quality.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby Gilesy » Fri 30th Nov 2007, 09:04pm

If you're referring to dashboard plans, then I will upload them once we've done what we can do. Thanks for your help and for bringing it to our attention ;)
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby Flippy » Sat 1st Dec 2007, 11:32am

Nice work big G!
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby Minaparp » Sat 1st Dec 2007, 01:26pm

hi i bought these plans of "somebody" mentioned above befor i realised they were free here. just downloaded these plans and they are 10x better i found more there!!!!
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mini-Boot-Liner-p ... dZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/5-MINI-plans-C-CO ... dZViewItem
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby Gilesy » Mon 3rd Dec 2007, 10:54am

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mini-Boot-Liner-p ... dZViewItem
i've got no beef with that one, the guy's actually sending full-sized templates out in the mail that you can drawv around. Good on him.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/5-MINI-plans-C-CO ... dZViewItem
This one however, I don't like the smell of. A little deja vu perhaps. Minaparp, I can't figure out from your post whether or not you actually bought these (I'm speshl :D). If you did, could you possible email me them so I can check them out?

I have no problem with people selling plans of stuff we don't have, but blatantly copying our free work for a profit is something I'm reet miffed about.

Also - Case & Rudi, could you guys pm me please. I'm going to send an email out to the two major mini publications to help nip this in the bud, and your input would be helpful.

TA DOODS!
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby themaninthesuitcase » Mon 3rd Dec 2007, 06:59pm

pm sent clart.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby Gilesy » Wed 12th Dec 2007, 02:13pm

Look what Gilesy found :evil: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MINI-DASHBOARD-PL ... dZViewItem
And it's the same clown! I've asked to be sent a sample of what he's selling, but don't hope to hear anything back in a hurry.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby themaninthesuitcase » Wed 12th Dec 2007, 02:36pm

Time to make with the lawyers I reckon.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby Gilesy » Wed 12th Dec 2007, 08:37pm

I've contacted Simon at Minispares too, as I *suspect* that the arch fitting templates being sold belong to them.
There's also that other seller with this - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/5-MINI-plans-C-CO ... dZViewItem - So i've bought one and await the email for checking.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby Gilesy » Wed 12th Dec 2007, 08:51pm

That other seller's come back to me, very quick service. Should be mind, seeing as he's not had to waste any time in making the plans - they're ours again, with his own page header, and filenames like "MY_OWN_boot_liner_plans.pdf". Ball locks, tbh, and it means we're chasing tow of the rhubarbers.

Edit - Scrap that, it's the same guy with a different ebay ID. Both of his emails come with the same readme attachment -
"THESE PLANS ARE COPYRIGHTED YOU HAVE BOUGHT THE RIGHT TO
USE THESE PLANS.
YOU MAY NOT RESELL THESE PLANS DISTRIBUTE OR GIVE THEM AWAY.
REGARDS
MINIMARK(or FLOGUSTUFF)"

Do we have any legal-backgrounded members in here?
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby BigMan » Thu 13th Dec 2007, 09:57am

TBH I would contct citizens advice they are very good down our way and really know their stuff!
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby jonnyboi » Thu 13th Dec 2007, 01:55pm

im glad i could get people aware of this and getting it sorted out :D
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Re: Dash Board Designs!

Postby flogustuff » Fri 28th Mar 2008, 01:51pm

hi there please use these mini plans as you see fit.
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http://www.mediamax.com/flogustuff/Host ... 0PLANS.zip
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