ATTN: 'Hams' Must Remove Fractal Copyright Material from Web Sites

ATTN: 'Hams' Must Remove Fractal Copyright Material from Web Sites

Post by Fracten » Tue, 31 Jul 2001 22:22:34

I am passing along this message because at least a few individuals on this NG
are so effected.

" Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc., is engaged in a pro-active effort to have its
copyrighted materials--which include pictures, diagrams, and files-- removed
from unauthorized sites on the internet.

The firm reminds radio amateurs that availability via  public access of others'
copyrighted material through an unauthorized  web site does not constitute
"fair use" . Widely accessible distribution media do not fall under copyright
"fair use".

The firm requests that unauthorized, and often inadvertant placing of its
material on said web sites be discontinued effective immediately and that all
such material be  absent from said web sites by August 15, 2001.

Any materials found to be accessible publicly which contain said material after
August 15, 2001 will be considered in violation of the firm's copyright(s) and
subject to further legal action by Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc."

Questions regarding said copyrights must be sent in writing via registered mail
 wth SASE to:

ATTN: COPYRIGHT REQUESTS
Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc.
2 Ledgewood Place
Belmont MA 02478

The sender will receive a request form and term sheet for use.

No copyright material will be licensed for exclusive use or in perpetuity."

I hope this clarifies the situation and best wishes to all,

73!
Phil
de N1ZKT

 
 
 

ATTN: 'Hams' Must Remove Fractal Copyright Material from Web Sites

Post by Bill Aycoc » Tue, 31 Jul 2001 22:32:08


The only appropriate thought that comes to mind is a quote
(copyrighted?) from another well known web-active horses ass:

"<chortle>"

Bill-W4BSG


> I am passing along this message because at least a few individuals on this NG
> are so effected.

> " Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc., is engaged in a pro-active effort to have its
> copyrighted materials--which include pictures, diagrams, and files-- removed
> from unauthorized sites on the internet.

> The firm reminds radio amateurs that availability via  public access of others'
> copyrighted material through an unauthorized  web site does not constitute
> "fair use" . Widely accessible distribution media do not fall under copyright
> "fair use".

> The firm requests that unauthorized, and often inadvertant placing of its
> material on said web sites be discontinued effective immediately and that all
> such material be  absent from said web sites by August 15, 2001.

> Any materials found to be accessible publicly which contain said material after
> August 15, 2001 will be considered in violation of the firm's copyright(s) and
> subject to further legal action by Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc."

> Questions regarding said copyrights must be sent in writing via registered mail
>  wth SASE to:

> ATTN: COPYRIGHT REQUESTS
> Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc.
> 2 Ledgewood Place
> Belmont MA 02478

> The sender will receive a request form and term sheet for use.

> No copyright material will be licensed for exclusive use or in perpetuity."

> I hope this clarifies the situation and best wishes to all,

> 73!
> Phil
> de N1ZKT

 
 
 

ATTN: 'Hams' Must Remove Fractal Copyright Material from Web Sites

Post by Richard Cla » Wed, 01 Aug 2001 01:56:48


Quote:>I am passing along this message because at least a few individuals on this NG
>are so effected.

>" Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc., is engaged in a pro-active effort to have its
>copyrighted materials--which include pictures, diagrams, and files-- removed
>from unauthorized sites on the internet.

Hi All,

In spite of the language of this commercial poster, and in the grand
tradition of the American rights to Free Speech, the site:
http://members.home.net/kb7qhc/antenna/fractal/index.htm
still serves as the largest site on the Web that presents reviews of
fractal designs that claims have been made against.  You are invited
to observe, review, download, and test these assertions, claims, and
reviews; and draw your own conclusions as to the merit of this field.

73's
Richard Clark, KB7QHC

 
 
 

ATTN: 'Hams' Must Remove Fractal Copyright Material from Web Sites

Post by A ccride » Wed, 01 Aug 2001 02:42:24

The fact of the matter is Chirpster is trolling for 34 cent stamps guess
postage would be a financial drain.
 
 
 

ATTN: 'Hams' Must Remove Fractal Copyright Material from Web Sites

Post by jimmy joh » Wed, 01 Aug 2001 04:10:52

I have no interest in said copyrights, unsaid copyrights or anything
fractal.  Guess I'm safe from the long arm (strong arm) of the law (-yers).
Oops, I used "the word" - damn, now I'm probably in trouble.


Quote:> I am passing along this message because at least a few individuals on this
NG
> are so effected.

> " Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc., is engaged in a pro-active effort to have
its
> copyrighted materials--which include pictures, diagrams, and files--
removed
> from unauthorized sites on the internet.

> The firm reminds radio amateurs that availability via  public access of
others'
> copyrighted material through an unauthorized  web site does not constitute
> "fair use" . Widely accessible distribution media do not fall under
copyright
> "fair use".

> The firm requests that unauthorized, and often inadvertant placing of its
> material on said web sites be discontinued effective immediately and that
all
> such material be  absent from said web sites by August 15, 2001.

> Any materials found to be accessible publicly which contain said material
after
> August 15, 2001 will be considered in violation of the firm's copyright(s)
and
> subject to further legal action by Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc."

> Questions regarding said copyrights must be sent in writing via registered
mail
>  wth SASE to:

> ATTN: COPYRIGHT REQUESTS
> Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc.
> 2 Ledgewood Place
> Belmont MA 02478

> The sender will receive a request form and term sheet for use.

> No copyright material will be licensed for exclusive use or in
perpetuity."

> I hope this clarifies the situation and best wishes to all,

> 73!
> Phil
> de N1ZKT

 
 
 

ATTN: 'Hams' Must Remove Fractal Copyright Material from Web Sites

Post by captbria » Wed, 01 Aug 2001 04:23:32

A few fewer "Hams Must"  and rather more " Would hams be kind enough to....
" would be welcome.
What country are you people in? You do not make it clear.
Fractal does not mean Fractious.

Speaking for myself I would be interested to see pics. of what all the fuss
is about.
Can anyone  direct me to such sites.

Bryan - G3GVB


Quote:> I am passing along this message because at least a few individuals on this
NG
> are so effected.

> " Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc., is engaged in a pro-active effort to have
its
> copyrighted materials--which include pictures, diagrams, and files--
removed
> from unauthorized sites on the internet.

> The firm reminds radio amateurs that availability via  public access of
others'
> copyrighted material through an unauthorized  web site does not constitute
> "fair use" . Widely accessible distribution media do not fall under
copyright
> "fair use".

> The firm requests that unauthorized, and often inadvertant placing of its
> material on said web sites be discontinued effective immediately and that
all
> such material be  absent from said web sites by August 15, 2001.

> Any materials found to be accessible publicly which contain said material
after
> August 15, 2001 will be considered in violation of the firm's copyright(s)
and
> subject to further legal action by Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc."

> Questions regarding said copyrights must be sent in writing via registered
mail
>  wth SASE to:

> ATTN: COPYRIGHT REQUESTS
> Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc.
> 2 Ledgewood Place
> Belmont MA 02478

> The sender will receive a request form and term sheet for use.

> No copyright material will be licensed for exclusive use or in
perpetuity."

> I hope this clarifies the situation and best wishes to all,

> 73!
> Phil
> de N1ZKT

 
 
 

ATTN: 'Hams' Must Remove Fractal Copyright Material from Web Sites

Post by George, W5Y » Wed, 01 Aug 2001 05:36:51

Richard, have you been "effected" yet? If you have, was it "so" effected?

72/73, George W5YR - the Yellow Rose of Texas QRP-L 1373 NETXQRP 6      
Fairview, TX 30 mi NE of Dallas in Collin county EM13qe    
Amateur Radio W5YR, in the 55th year and it just keeps getting better!
Icom IC-756PRO #02121  Kachina #91900556  IC-765 #02437


> >I am passing along this message because at least a few individuals on this NG
> >are so effected.

 
 
 

ATTN: 'Hams' Must Remove Fractal Copyright Material from Web Sites

Post by CAM » Wed, 01 Aug 2001 06:09:48


> Richard, have you been "effected" yet?

Of course, Richard's parents effected him.

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ATTN: 'Hams' Must Remove Fractal Copyright Material from Web Sites

Post by Richard Cla » Wed, 01 Aug 2001 06:17:09


>Richard, have you been "effected" yet? If you have, was it "so" effected?

>72/73, George W5YR - the Yellow Rose of Texas QRP-L 1373 NETXQRP 6      
>Fairview, TX 30 mi NE of Dallas in Collin county EM13qe    
>Amateur Radio W5YR, in the 55th year and it just keeps getting better!
>Icom IC-756PRO #02121  Kachina #91900556  IC-765 #02437


>> >I am passing along this message because at least a few individuals on this NG
>> >are so effected.

Hi George,

Are you kiddin?  I don't "so" qualify in the least - obviously.  ;-)

I recall a couple of years ago a similar posting to the affect
(nothing effective about these at all) that the readership here could
not use the term fractenna without further applying the annotation TM
to it (or similar legalese that was just as inappropriately being
foisted upon us).

I pointed out at the time that this was a requirement of the
commercial concern - not us.  I also pointed out that if the
continuation of the usage of fractenna persisted without it
(specifically by the commercial concern) that the term would fall into
the public domain.  This is an example of a deliberate choice of
theirs to pass on this observance.

All will note that nowhere in many years has this commercial concern
put forth any effort to keep this term out of the public domain and as
a consequence they have abandoned this "right."  We can all anticipate
the grief and clamor that will bring when this finally sinks in -
especially from deep pocket investors that perceive their IP
investment is being frittered away in newsgroups with each posting
stripping away yet another protection in service of ego (but, in all
fairness, nothing of value is lost either way).

73's
Richard Clark, KB7QHC

 
 
 

ATTN: 'Hams' Must Remove Fractal Copyright Material from Web Sites

Post by J. Harve » Wed, 01 Aug 2001 07:12:36

I notice that Fractenna's TM'ed company symbol (see
http://www.fractenna.com) shows the fractal antenna being connected directly
to ground by way of a dead short.  ARRL at least includes a coil.

Take the first digit of each of the three patents listed on their website
"6", "6", "6".

 
 
 

ATTN: 'Hams' Must Remove Fractal Copyright Material from Web Sites

Post by David Robbin » Wed, 01 Aug 2001 06:32:22

try http://members.home.net/kb7qhc/antenna/fractal/index.htm he has lots more
stuff than fracky and friends have ever published.


> A few fewer "Hams Must"  and rather more " Would hams be kind enough to....
> " would be welcome.
> What country are you people in? You do not make it clear.
> Fractal does not mean Fractious.

> Speaking for myself I would be interested to see pics. of what all the fuss
> is about.
> Can anyone  direct me to such sites.

> Bryan - G3GVB

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