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is this guy a ripoff?

yeah this guy is a total ripoff
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Unread postAuthor: nicholai » Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:51 pm

what do you guys think of this site?
http://www.americanaircannons.com

seems to me his site is a ripoff of spudtech and burnt latke (lots of copy/paste ex: the FAQ)

and he sells some dinky ass chamber air cannons for like $200 a piece...

doesnt joel have a copywright on his site? i wonder if it pisses him off that he copy/pasted his faq onto his site?
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Unread postAuthor: Shrimphead » Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:12 pm

Ya, I wouldn't think of buying from that site. Like you said, those chambers are tiny! (I think they are the same size for the tb, gb, and ppb) and he charges $200!!! I thought that Joel's prices were high, but at least his are designed well!
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:50 pm

In one of pics, it says Courtesy of Burnt Latke.com so he's giving proper credit for that one.

This one on the baout us page:
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Other than that, I saw no other rip-off images. That guy is running legitimately.
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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:32 pm

not his faq, it's ripped straight of the spud tech faq
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Unread postAuthor: nicholai » Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:54 pm

ah, didnt see that, but i mean come on, almost all the text on his site (especially in the about us and faq sections) is directly ripped off from joel's and latke's site. I mean, shouldnt that tell you something right there? he's using copywrighted (i dunno if joel has really got a copywright on his site content) stuff from joels site in his "about us" section. he slightly modified some of the things on his faq page but its generally ripped from spudtech.com

in the about us section he copy/pasted exactly what the definition of a combustion spud gun on latke's site.

the cannons for $200 and $300 are not necessarily wonderful either not painted and i dont see a pressure relief valve either, dangerous maybe?

id have to say his business method is "questionable" to say the least, check out joels $299 air cannon, it uses a supah valve not a modded orbit watermaster. id reccomend him over this guy any day and i think its dishonest to directly copy someone elses work that they actually did something (other than ctrl + c and ctrl + v) to create. if i was joel and latke id be pissed
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Unread postAuthor: taz22 » Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:09 am

i think he is a F*got if i may say it in this forum. ask money for spud canons.

if u see that pic in this toptic u can see there is tape on it:S


(srry my english isn't so good becaus i'm from holland)
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:55 pm

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i think it's a rip off, but his guns looks good, i bet he's leaving it on the net and just to see if anyone cares.
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Unread postAuthor: nicholai » Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:01 pm

i wonder what they look like if you were to buy them from him, i mean he doesnt paint them, so whos to say he doesnt use purple primer, i wonder if he leaves the ugly ass ASTM markings on those $200 cannons?
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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:51 pm

20 BUCKS FOR BLUE PRINTS!!! that disgusting
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Unread postAuthor: shadowwalker » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:07 pm

Ont he topic of copyrights, the second you right, draw, paint, take a picture, whatever, it is copyrighted to you. I looked into this because I started in the hobby of photography a year and a hhalf ago to see what I needed to do to copyright my work (if any of you read popular photography I was in there last may). You don't need to do anything for your copyright but there is a legal process you can choose to do that will help in serious cases.
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Unread postAuthor: nicholai » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:33 pm

not only that but if you want to copyright it officially it only costs $30 to submit it to the copyright office. this makes it easier to take legal action on pecker heads who rip off other peoples content.
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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:08 pm

you think anyone actually bought anything from him?
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Unread postAuthor: Tostitos » Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:52 am

You can report the copying of text to his webhost and get his site dropped or force him to change it..
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Unread postAuthor: Steve- » Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:33 pm

he changed the faq slightly, like for the dual ignition question he says just buy my pneumatic launcher instead of actually helping.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:39 pm

i got an evil idea. fill out lots of thoes "free ipod" offers with his email and FuC.k Yo.u bi.tch as the name
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