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  1. Not trolling. Merely calling you out for your own actions. That's how you roll, isn't it? Advocates free speech, but doesn't like to hear it from others. Advocates loose moderation, except for when it aligns with your own narrative. All about living your own truth, doesn't like to hear home truths. Completely not surprised that the art of civil conversation makes no sense to you. S
  2. Poor Steve... Go running to Teacher. Boo hoo S
  3. You're a great advocate for free speech Steve... Except for when it offends your own sensibilities that is. Now THAT'S laughable. S
  4. Scotland a fortnight ago might be considered a square-up for the World Cup loss... But Eddie Jones is inside the Wallabies' head. He has revenge in his heart, that twinkle in his eyes, and a far better squad at the breakdown. So long as Australia continue to base their play on the running game, I don't expect any improvement against the Taffs tomorrow night. As for the Cricket... Yet another Australian Captain crying overnight during a press conference over the consequences of his own actions. As a life-time lover of the long form of the game, they're dead to me now. All of them. S
  5. Sorry Steve... Abusing people and stealing people's stuff is not my idea of fun. Your mileage may vary. S
  6. No-one prospers in Mainland China without the support or at least the permission of the CCP. However things are changing, albeit slowly in some cases. I am also a member of some Horological Forums. Many counterfeit watches these days can be so well made that even the experts can sometimes be fooled. As in the recent case where the Rapper Lil' Baby was sold a fake version of a $100,000 watch by a Jeweller in the USA who put a 300% mark-up on it first... https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/lil-baby-patek-nautilus Many fake watches are made along side the originals in the same factories that are hired by various high-end watch brands to make the cases and dials that will later be assembled in Switzerland or Japan by Company employees. Often the only difference between genuine or fake is the type of movement within the watch that in most cases will never be seen by the end user. China is now cracking down on the fake watch industry, as it is with many other counterfeit ventures; but as this article shows, whether the fakes made with your brand on the dial get seized or not often depends on whether you pay off the Authorities in advance. https://www.europastar.com/the-watch-files/watchmaking-in-china/1004091677-in-the-labyrinth-of-counterfeit-watches.html So there may be some cause for concern if you breach Chinese Copyright Law, and your adversary has deep pockets. Probably a good idea to have at least a basic knowledge of the law, if you intend to call an Individual a prick, an asshole or a liar on an open Forum. Especially if that Individual is a Billionaire and also in a litigious mood... S
  7. Recent changes to Chinese Copyright Law could possibly hinder certain approaches to the way business has traditionally been done there. https://www.natlawreview.com/article/amendments-to-china-s-copyright-law Of particular interest is section 3 of these amendments, which includes this section specifically: This may mean that even though Border Model have modified either the design or the moulds themselves, they may still need the approval of the original owner ( the "co-author" in this case) to proceed with the finished project. S
  8. If you truly believe this, then I have a Rollex watch to sell you... Everything stated so far by Border is mere hearsay at this point. What is really surprising to me, is that other sites like LSP and Hyperscale have allowed the potentially libelous Border Facebook statement to be reproduced in it's entirety on their own pages, opening them up to potential legal action themselves. Just waiting now for either Peter Jackson or his representatives to Beetlejuice those threads... S
  9. So far as is evident from Border Model's Facebook post, Peter Jackson owes them not one red cent... Although Border seem pretty loose with the insults and libelous banter themselves. Whatever Mr.Jackson owes the Mould Makers (if anything) has nothing to do with Border Models using the intellectual property that someone else spent time, effort and money generating. Simply buying the rights to one, doesn't guarantee the rights to the other. You need to seek permission, and usually pay for the privilege. Not just take what you want, and bitch about it when reality bites. S
  10. That's one point of view... Another is; that a Company operating out of China (where there is no Rule of Law as exists in the Western Hemisphere, and therefore no understanding of such) bought the moulds from the Company which holds them, without bothering to get authorisation from the Individual or Company that paid for the actual design of said moulds. The Company that holds the moulds may not have generated the original Intellectual Property. If Mr.Jackson holds the original designs and can show that he paid for same, then we may never see this kit sold in the Western Hemisphere. S
  11. Spied this at Palm Beach on Queensland's Gold Coast yesterday... Nissan Cube, cut and shut into a pickup body, with faux Woody panels. Bloody Surfers... S
  12. You really should never place anything over your grille... Although a fine mesh is acceptable. Who knows what kind of nasty bugs are being kept out of there otherwise. Also, not sure if those are her original headlights...
  13. Lovely work Gaz, Well worth the many weeks of hard graft to get to this result. Your figure painting skills are improving as well. Cheers, Steve
  14. We already have a thread for that... Here's hoping you continue to recover well John S
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