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A little more on my Ted saga.
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#1 posted 04-04-2012 09:42 PM
It is always sad to see that some people take advantage of others in this way. Good series you are doing here Steve. It helps people be aware that what they are looking into buying may not be all it is cracked up to be. I will look forward to seeing the next installment. Thanks for taking the time to do this.
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"
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#2 posted 04-04-2012 09:42 PM
Keep us posted to this scam, Steve.
-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com
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#3 posted 04-04-2012 09:54 PM
So would you be upset if “Ted” or anyone else re-packaged your videos?Could you prevent it? How?I thought maybe you could put a message at the beginning of each video – explaining that it’s free and if anyone charges you for it they are taking you for a ride. But someone could easily edit that off. So you would practically have to put a scrolling title at the bottom of the screen to that effect that covered the whole video – and that wouldn’t be pretty. You should definitely look into copyrighting your work. But I realize that doesn’t prevent someone from repackaging it.
I love your videos and your straightforward style. So please keep it up!
-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.
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#4 posted 04-04-2012 10:01 PM
Good work. Do notify Clickbank. They should care about these issues (if they don’t… more for your story!). The lack of contact info will catch their attention first and foremost, followed by the lack of clear copyright on anything.
-- Steven Davis - see me at http://www.free2secure.com/
#5 posted 04-04-2012 10:07 PM
BTW, someone over on Facebook clued me into the REAL Ted. Heh...he's a stock photo!
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#6 posted 04-04-2012 10:09 PM
Nice work Steve. You are now Steve the Woodworker and investigative Reporter. I really liked the job and information you did on this video. Thanks
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#7 posted 04-04-2012 10:14 PM
Steve keep us posted!
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#8 posted 04-04-2012 10:21 PM
So would you be upset if “Ted” or anyone else re-packaged your videos?Could you prevent it? How?
Pretty hard to prevent if you haven’t go the money to chase and persue it… It is basic copyright. Anything you make and produce, write or photograph is instantly copyright protected under international by laws and agreements even if you take that photo and put on the net it is still copyright protected by the orginal author, and you must have the orginal authors permission to reproduce or use it. You do not need go and get anything done to have it copyrighted it already is, as soon as you produced it.
Would I be upset if I made video’s for free for any one to view, if you search the net. The aswer is “Yes, I would especially if they have not even had the decency to ask, if they can use my content. (not that I have made any videos or anything) But I do write music and have found on quite a few occassions my music on compilation CD’s that are for sale…for $25.00. Wait a sec I give my music away for free if you want to use it for some ask… and if you make money from my muisic then where is my cut of the share.
Many freeware software authors have the same issue, I have seen many freeware applications for sale buy other so called authors… but wait as second go to the softwares website and get it 100% free from the auhor…
People making money off other peoples works simply shows greed and simply disgusts me…
Rant over as you were… :-)
-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz
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#9 posted 04-04-2012 10:32 PM
Yes! Complaints should be sent to Clickbank! By Registered Mail w/receipt too.
If they cannot get a reply from his Email address, I would think that, alone, would be reason for dismissal.
Add all of the other violations and I think they should Remove him from their site.
-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"
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#10 posted 04-04-2012 10:44 PM
Keep fighting, but don’t let this consume you! A lot of us enjoy your work, I can honestly say I look forward to it each and every Friday. I’m not quite as interested in your work with Ted’s Woodworking. They are obviously scammers. I hope they aren’t using your videos for profit, and I hope you don’t let this affect the great things you are doing on the web. Keep it going!
-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do
#11 posted 04-04-2012 10:50 PM
Don’t worry Dwain, these are videos from my other YouTube channel...Mere Minutes.
I don’t usually post them on LJ because they aren’t project oriented. I thought some LJs might find these interesting as something of a followup to my woodworking scams video a couple years ago.
Regular Mere Mortals videos will always be on Fridays!
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#12 posted 04-04-2012 10:54 PM
I am among those who are very grateful for your hard work on this investigation! You are doing a service for all of us, and we can’t thank you enough!
-Jim, aka “Stumpy Nubs” Latest episode of Blue Collar Woodworking is now online!
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#13 posted 04-04-2012 11:26 PM
Steve I enjoy your wood working show. But i think this is serious we belong to these sites and although lumber jocks is not as bad as a lot of sites. if you happen to use someone elses material you get called to the mat. or its taken down or block. but then you get someone like teds thats paying to advertise get a way with jamming up the sites and none of these site or company’s do anything to them. i look forward to the rest of your investigation. Wood workers we all have to pay for are internet and i for one think its crap that we have to put up with spam and being deluged with ad after ad start complaining if we dont its only going to get to the point were it takes minutes to get through to the programs we like to watch.
-- BIG geo ---Occam,s razor The simplist answer is often correct
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#14 posted 04-04-2012 11:54 PM
Great videos Steve, one thing though with all this talk about copyright infringement. Do be careful with what you place in your next video in regards to “Ted’s plans”. We wouldn’t want you to get into trouble for posting images of paid plans on a free website. I could be wrong and maybe someone else knows more than I about this matter. Just a thought.
-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”
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#15 posted 04-05-2012 12:08 AM
Good research on the click bank (You know were the money goes, naaaahhhh)
Seems that Ted is a multisectorial entepreneur. He makes him call also Ronaldo.
He is an expert on male health as well
But He also writes in the same web on Woodworking.
So we have two TEDs now.
I wonder how many STEVEs do we have
-- Back home. Fernando
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