A wonderful BOSE fact, courtesy of CEDIA...

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  1. Drew_W

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    So I popped onto CEDIA.org to check out some stuff.

    They have this slot machine-esque thing on their site, right on the homepage. This is what comes up:

    $43898.92

    Your membership dollars spent in defense of BOSE Corp. litigation, year to date.

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  2. Fred_Krampits

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    Drew: Is this money they've spent to fight legal action brought on them by Bose?
     
  3. Drew_W

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    I believe that it would be something to that effect, yes. And that figure is only for the past 7 months.
     
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    Here is what the lawsuit is about. Typical stupid trademark BS...
     
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    "We would much rather see Bose work for our association, instead of against it."

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    Well, the only good thing is Bose is spending money, too.

    I would love to see them just collapse in on themselves.

    I bet Bose makes most of their money from non-consumer stuff, and it would be cool to see that collapse.
     
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    CEDIA is a non-profit organization versus Bose, which is a profit maximizing marketing machine. And Bose is a MEMBER of CEDIA.

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    Good to see Bose doing something wonderfully productive for once. They really do set the bar for being an a-hole. It would be easier to defend the benefits of cancer than to defend Bose's business practices. I'm willing to bet that great grandpa Bose was a snake oil salesmen. [​IMG]
     
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    This reminds me that Intel holds the patent to the letter I and BT owns the rights to Hyperlinking.
     
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    where's teh trademark identifier there[​IMG]
     
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    i know three people who just bought those $3,000 Bose satellites

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    Bose pretty much sues everyone. Years ago they sued Thiel since they had a model "2.2" Thiel changed the model to "22" An old guy used to own a stereo store in center city Philadelphia (Greenfield's?) who was selling direct reflecting speakers long before Bose and used good speakers and cabinets. It was really amazing to hear his stuff. I did not follow the story but I think they eventually might have put him out of business (he was in his 70s 10+ yrs. ago). They sued Consumer Reports magazine yrs. ago for making a comment about their (lack of) imaging vs. other speakers at the same price point.
     
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    "if our cubes don't fit, you must acquit"
     
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    I think we should all call the feds and report bose as
    domestic terrorists... I mean, really at the end of the
    day that's what they do is terrorize every other business
    they can.. Sadly they are NOT alone.. Kodak is no better
    nor is Rockford Audio Group or even Bob Carver.. They have
    ALL sued other companies over some of the most laughable
    "infringements"...

    Pathetic..[​IMG]
     
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    easy there Brett. go lay on that PINK carpet with all them porn-stars and just relax [​IMG]
     
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    I don't think there's any resemblence leading to any confusion. Why didn't they ask me first? :b
     
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    Strictly speaking not the same thing. "Happy Birthday" was a song written by someone (two sisters, Patty and Mildred something IIRC), and the copyright therein evidently has changed hands and is now owned by AOL Time Warner. Not really different than, say, if George Michael's Last Christmas became the definitive Christmas song and everyone sang it at Christmas, it would also attract royalties for each performance.

    I suppose it sticks in the craw at first glance, since "Happy Birthday" is so ubiquitous that one assumes it's an old folk song and has long passed into public domain, but it's actually quite recent. Many popular Christmas songs are still in copyright, it's just that their owners don't enforce their copyright rights very stringently.

    But not to go completely OT, I'd agree that the Bose lawsuit is kinda dumb. Somewhat typical "legal terrorism", sue anything that remotely infringes your trademark rights, batter the other side into submission if they're a small business. Next thing we know, they're going to go after that condom manufacturer that also uses the "Lifestyles" word on its products (I forget which)...
     
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    So Bose thinks CEDIA will confuse consumers on a product they don't even manufacture?
     

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