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    Would it be possible for any of us to place a WNY "trademark claim" on these generic avatars (e.g. my current choice, upper left, of Colin Ferrell) once we are senior members?

    I kind of like my new one and am thinking of using it from now on. It sort of feels like me. It doesn't really look like me, but then I'm not a movie star, so it works out fine that way. As far as I can tell no one else is using it at the moment.

    Another example: Can't imagine anyone but Lofter donning that crazy Rocky-the-Flying-Squirrel (Gagarin) headgear. Can he (I haven't consulted, so this is just a hypothetical) keep it all to himself? Wouldn't it be weird to have another "Lofter" popping up on the threads?

    This would mean depleting, however slowly, the sets of generic images, so others would have to be added accordingly. Perhaps we can suggest new options so as not to add to Edward's work. What do y'all think?

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    I may be mistaken but I think those images are supplied by Vbulletin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hbcat View Post
    Would it be possible for any of us to place a WNY "trademark claim" on these generic avatars (e.g. my current choice, upper left, of Colin Ferrell) once we are senior members?
    You're not the first to use it. Search around for a Colin (or other) photo, and make it your unique avatar.

    Another example: Can't imagine anyone but Lofter donning that crazy Rocky-the-Flying-Squirrel (Gagarin) headgear.
    I remember Lofter changed it once some time ago. It caused much confusion, and generated complaints from many, so he went back to Yuri.

    I guess he's stuck with it.

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    That's not some guy named Yuri. That's me -- lofter1.

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    Ah.......

    I wonder who my Avatar is...

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    I would think if generic avatars were 'copyrighted' then we would run out. The best way is to make your own custom avatar.

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    Okie-dokie then. I will search for my own.
    (Zippy, I may not be the first, but I am the only one using it right now. I checked yesterday. So, for now, this one says "hbcat".)

    Another question: If an image of a public figure is widely available on the internet, does that mean it is public domain? Do I have to ask before I use an image of, say, Colin Ferrell?
    Last edited by hbcat; December 11th, 2009 at 07:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    That's not some guy named Yuri. That's me -- lofter1.
    What will you do if some joker named Yuri happens along, chooses "lofter2" or "lofter_one" for a board name, and then steals your avatar? Could lead to litigation, no?

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    Stuff happens -- I'd let it slide.

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    All righty. My new look will be --

    (Q: Was this guy old enough to shave when he became the first "man" in space?)

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    Last edited by hbcat; December 12th, 2009 at 01:55 AM.

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    ^ Impostor

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    Now I'm tempted to get my own but this Clooney picture is just great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hbcat View Post


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    Last edited by Ninjahedge; December 14th, 2009 at 11:54 AM.

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