My feeder plans were stolen and being sold, what can I do to stop it?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Gallo del Cielo, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    I was just informed by a fellow BYCer that my treadle feeder plans and pictures of it were stolen and are being sold on Craig's List (http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/grd/2073381500.html - and from there the thief has a link to another web site). Is there anything I can do to stop this? Thanks for your insights.
     
  2. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Uggh...did you patent it? Best of luck to you.
     
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  3. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    No, it's all borrowed from other designs. I don't care if everyone built one with the plans I posted on BYC, I don't want someone else profiting from it.
     
  4. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Not much you can do unless you have a patent for the feeder and the plans. If you have a patent then you will need a patent attorney, and you will need to sue them.
     
  5. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh I'm sorry this has happened. Maybe you can ask an attorney.
     
  6. katheria

    katheria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well it seems it was someone here perhaps???????

    i just went to the link and now its not there anymore
     
  7. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    I found the guy's phone number and called him, gave him heck and gave him an hour to get it off the web. He said he'd take it down immediately. And he did. The funny thing is, I posted the plans here so anyone could build one, in the spirit of sharing and learning. I hope people do build them, I just don't want them to have to pay for the plans.
     
  8. katheria

    katheria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    guys still got the craiglist add up...

    just everyone flag it and it will disappear heheh
     
  9. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    I flagged the CL add. Thanks for your input folks!
     
  10. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Karma will catch up to the dude..[​IMG]
    ON
     

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