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Message 1143882 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 16:16:15 UTC

A rather curious naming that is going to confuse all and sundry:

Boinc music service to launch by year end

Beyond Oblivion poised to unveil Boinc music service


Too confused to be good publicity?

Or just another example of Music Industry nefariousness?

Or just simple crass brand hijacking?

Can one of the moderators alert Dr A?!


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Message 1143936 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 17:25:45 UTC - in response to Message 1143882.
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Can one of the moderators alert Dr A?!


They have the website www.boinc.com and they have the name, Body odour inc.

What does Dr A have?
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Message 1143938 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 17:29:20 UTC - in response to Message 1143937.
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There is also a thread on this in the Cafe...
Online music site.

Aha, merge the threads and get them to merge their music with the boincing here.
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Message 1144093 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 22:49:00 UTC

It may be a good thing. Right now, if you google 'BOINC" you get the BOINC homepage at the very top.

Even if this music service becomes hugely successful, I would imagine that our BOINC would still be on the first page of any search. Folks could find and become interested in distributed computing by search engine accident.
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Message 1144109 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 23:25:28 UTC - in response to Message 1144093.
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talk about ripping a name off. Did they even consider googling the name. We'll be fielding questions by the thousands on how BOINC doesn't play their music. Murdoch has deep pockets. I bet this gets ugly
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Message 1144110 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 23:27:19 UTC - in response to Message 1144109.

talk about ripping a name off. Did they even consider googling the name. We'll be fielding questions by the thousands on how BOINC doesn't play their music.


Tell them we'll let em play their music if they donate to Seti :) LOL
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Message 1144123 - Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 0:25:02 UTC - in response to Message 1144109.

talk about ripping a name off. Did they even consider googling the name. We'll be fielding questions by the thousands on how BOINC doesn't play their music. Murdoch has deep pockets. I bet this gets ugly

This one is for the Regents of the University to settle. I have a feeling a letter from a Government saying it is our name just might get their attention. Governments have more money to spend on lawyers than private business.

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Message 1144124 - Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 0:31:59 UTC - in response to Message 1144123.

Hate to say it but the music company didn't technically steal anything, they were the first to file their trademark application.
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Message 1144250 - Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 10:05:50 UTC

As I've commented over in the other thread, we may get loads of free publicity!

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Message 1145430 - Posted: 26 Aug 2011, 16:22:39 UTC - in response to Message 1144250.

or loads of complaints about BOINC not giving them their music
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Message 1145883 - Posted: 27 Aug 2011, 16:31:56 UTC

Just because someone registers a domain, does not always mean that they can carry on using that domain name. They are called Cyber Squatters. For example, within hours of the death of Amy Winehouse, some lovely person registered a domain containing her name, whilst having no connection to her. Things like this are done, in the anticipation of making some money. I hope it won't be long before the domain names are 'seized'. Personally, I'll always connect BOINC with bad programming, rather than music.



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Message 1147248 - Posted: 30 Aug 2011, 15:03:00 UTC - in response to Message 1145883.

Just because someone registers a domain, does not always mean that they can carry on using that domain name. They are called Cyber Squatters. For example, within hours of the death of Amy Winehouse, some lovely person registered a domain containing her name, whilst having no connection to her. Things like this are done, in the anticipation of making some money. I hope it won't be long before the domain names are 'seized'. Personally, I'll always connect BOINC with bad programming, rather than music.




Sadly this isn't a domain issue, it's a TM issue. As far as the website they're running is concerned, I know next to nothing about that field of law.
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Message 1147455 - Posted: 31 Aug 2011, 12:01:15 UTC

Perhaps Dr.A should consider this as a potential income stream?
For every tune that is downloaded the real BOINC gets a percentage cut. Of course this is on top of any once-off payment required to establish the legal and technical interfaces required.
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Message 1150897 - Posted: 10 Sep 2011, 18:24:48 UTC - in response to Message 1144124.

How can someone make a trademark on material which already has a copyright?

"[ Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing
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Message 1150918 - Posted: 10 Sep 2011, 19:35:22 UTC

Mark, Eric was most certainly made aware, and was going to directly inform Dr. A. I assume that he did.
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Message 1150998 - Posted: 10 Sep 2011, 23:15:23 UTC - in response to Message 1150918.

Mark, Eric was most certainly made aware, and was going to directly inform Dr. A. I assume that he did.

I hope one or both of them informed the Regents, as this is above their pay grade. It would be nice to know if that happened and what if anything the Regents have decided to do.

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