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Copyright madness

Post by Rokcet Scientist » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:48 pm

Mexican govt: Starbucks owes us

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This Aug. 1, 2006 file photo shows a cup of Starbucks coffee in Freeport, Maine

MEXICO CITY - The Mexican government says it has notified Starbucks Corp. that Mexico is owed intellectual property rights for a line of coffee mugs showing pre-Hispanic images.

Starbucks says it is working with Mexico to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. It says the mugs have been removed from its shop shelves pending the discussions.

The mugs show images of the Aztec calendar stone and the Pyramid of the Moon from the pre-Aztec ruins of Teotihuacan, near Mexico City.

The government archaeological agency said Wednesday it will decide by next week whether Starbucks should pay any fees.

A company statement says the supplier of the mugs felt it made good faith efforts to offer payment and obtain permits.
http://money.canoe.ca/News/Other/2010/0 ... 11-ap.html

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Re: Copyright madness

Post by Sam Salmon » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:17 pm

The Mexican Govt is 100% correct in going for the Starbucks jugular.

Starbucks have a whole department of gorillas in suits that comb the business world for any hint that anyone is making a penny from anything remotely to do with Starbucks.

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Re: Copyright madness

Post by Minimalist » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:34 pm

I'm not sure about Mexican copyright law but it seems logical that Aztec images pre-date it in any case.
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