WTF Canadian Metallica Enters Cease and Desist

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  1. chapped

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    Sandman, a Canadian Metallica tribute band with about 400 fans on Facebook, received a 41-page cease and desist order from none-other than the metal giants themselves.

    Well, their team of lawyers at least.

    Guitarist and vocalist Joe Di Taranto noted via Facebook: "So as some of you may or may not know, in my spare time fromWarmachine, I play in a couple tribute acts, one being a Metallica tribute called Sandman.


    "Well last night when we arrived at the venue for our show in London, ON, we were served with 'Cease & Desist' papers courtesy of Metallica's lawyers. Quite funny! LOL!"

    Even though they seem just a small 'Tallica tribute, one of probably hundreds that exist around the world, the guys caught the lawyers' attention by using "Metallica's logos on or to identify or promote live musical performances through Facebook and YouTube."


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    They should have known it was a Brandman™
     
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    Metallica went from the coolest band to a bunch of crabby rich guys .. maybe they need to tour on a bus if you know what i mean
     
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    Oh FFS!!!

    Tribute bands just give has-beens more publicity.

    Assholes!!!

    (@xavier luuurrve de Bowie av!!! :bow:)
     
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    Walygatr Well-Known Member

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    Assholes become corporations then they become corporate assholes. It's elementary!
     
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    Metallica can eat a bowl of dicks. Fucking faggots haven't done a great album since 1988.
    The only reason they still tour is because most of them have alimony and child support up the ass. :jj:
     
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    That letter was a lot friendlier than I expected (though this is only page 1).

    It looks like a template they've copied and pasted to many tribute acts.
     
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    There's a whole new breed of tribute bands out there nowadays. On NYE, we stumbled across a venue hosting THE TIMBERFAKES, a Justin Timberlake solo tribute band. Our morbid curiosity almost pulled us in.
     
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    i am going to guess that by the time you get to page 4 a spring loaded boxing glove pops out and punches you in the balls

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    So Lars doesn't want these failing musicians to make 50 bucks on a Saturday night?
    FUCK HIM.
     
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    Helicopters work too.
     
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    Everybody calm down. The problem here isn't that the tribute band is a tribute band, the problem is that the tribute band was using protected logos and images without permission.

    The way the law is written, if Metallica didn't take action to stop these violations where and whenever they became aware of them, then they would lose all legal protections afforded to their trademarks. They're just doing what the law forces them to do.
     
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    Couldn't even do this as a joke with another guy... *vomit*
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    Trademarks are territorial and statutory. Do you practice in Canada? The reason I ask is that here in the US, abandonment by third party use is pretty hard to establish while a TM holder is actively marketing its products. Moreover, the fact that a Los Angeles law firm is sending the C&D letter tells me they probably did not register the TM in Canada; which means the letter is an empty threat. US TM law does not reach Canada. Period. If the TM was not registered abroad that = zippo. Lars & Co. are a bunch of douchenozzles for fighting a mosquito with a flamethrower.
     
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    Metallica most definitely has a Trademark in Canada.

    https://www.trademarkaccess.com/tra...ation-draws-opposition-which-metal-heads-won/