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 Post subject: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:00 am 
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 Post subject: Re: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:29 am 
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 Post subject: Re: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:43 am 
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groundrules, you are the one who can bridge the gap between rock and rocks.

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 Post subject: Re: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:47 am 
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Excellent example of Trademark/IP law impeding free speech.

How can the Gov. trademark (or copyright) anything?


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 Post subject: Re: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:51 am 
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Jawbreaker wrote:
Excellent example of Trademark/IP law impeding free speech.

How can the Gov. trademark (or copyright) anything?


did we read the same article? if anything, dude is trying to make sure that no one else utters those two words in succession.

I think the big bad gov't is only trying to prevent being excluded from using it.

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 Post subject: Re: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:09 am 
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groundrules wrote:
Jawbreaker wrote:
Excellent example of Trademark/IP law impeding free speech.

How can the Gov. trademark (or copyright) anything?


did we read the same article? if anything, dude is trying to make sure that no one else utters those two words in succession.

I think the big bad gov't is only trying to prevent being excluded from using it.


ok... neither one of them should be able to trademark it.

I did only skim it. maybe I misinterpreted.

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 Post subject: Re: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:44 am 
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 Post subject: Re: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:49 am 
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Mr. White mentions that if the government uses the name Ohio Rocks it will cause confusion on Google, which I believe. When I was writing for Ohiorocks.com, I mentioned it to someone and they said, "Oh, is that a geological thing?"

This person knew me enough to know that I had no knowledge/interest in geology, and tons of interest in music. And he still thought it was about actual rocks.


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 Post subject: Re: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:04 pm 
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corggirl wrote:
Mr. White mentions that if the government uses the name Ohio Rocks it will cause confusion on Google, which I believe. When I was writing for Ohiorocks.com, I mentioned it to someone and they said, "Oh, is that a geological thing?"

This person knew me enough to know that I had no knowledge/interest in geology, and tons of interest in music. And he still thought it was about actual rocks.

Maybe he's from the future.

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 Post subject: Re: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:41 pm 
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groundrules wrote:
geological survey education program for poor kids:
http://www.cetconnect.org/ohiorocks/resources/index.asp

webzine:
http://www.ohiorocks.com/


One site talks about rocks, the other makes me feel like my brain has been replaced by rocks. Yeesh.


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 Post subject: Re: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:15 am 
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I thought the article was an april fools, but sure enough this .com- Mr. White, used about $1,000 to trademark his brand, and he won't let the other rock guys use it for their rock project. By that he must mean, scientists in the field of solid matter, who work and research to better understanding of humans in/of their environment. They are a .org- and White is holding up funding they were going to raise, for their agenda- graduate research. Mr. White's agenda is finding potentiol consumers (of his agenda) on google. He could share the name, but no. He thinks any p.r. is good p.r.-just ask the p.r. firm to the Nazi Party. For his indie alternative blog- by indie and alt., i mean utterly without meaning, no longer designating value/sound. As I told him, Ohioans who smoke rocks know more about rock culture than he. Get a real job! He does local bands diservice. In matter of fact, most Columbus music writers seem to have know affection for music at all. Or writing.

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 Post subject: Re: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:55 am 
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He could share the name, but no. He thinks any p.r. is good p.r.-just ask the p.r. firm to the Nazi Party. For his indie alternative blog- by indie and alt., i mean utterly without meaning, no longer designating value/sound. As I told him, Ohioans who smoke rocks know more about rock culture than he. Get a real job! He does local bands diservice. In matter of fact, most Columbus music writers seem to have know affection for music at all. Or writing.


WTF. It's a fucking website. This article was useless. I'm more concerned with the waste of paper that was used to print it. Is this really a cover story?

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 Post subject: Re: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:05 am 
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there's no reason why they can't both use the name. if the zine is so concerned about Google rankings then they should concentrate on updated content and link referrals, which will push them up to the top spot (they're currently 4th).

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 Post subject: Re: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:26 am 
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there's no reason why they can't both use the name. if the zine is so concerned about Google rankings then they should concentrate on updated content and link referrals, which will push them up to the top spot (they're currently 4th).


fer realz. if you're a blog and you're getting beat out by some state agency in the internet game, yer doin' it wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
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Wumme Wenders wrote:
laurie wrote:
In matter of fact, most Columbus music writers seem to have know affection for music at all. Or writing.


WTF. It's a fucking website. This article was useless. I'm more concerned with the waste of paper that was used to print it. Is this really a cover story?

i'm happy someone who knows affection for music and writing responded.

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 Post subject: Re: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:24 pm 
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I know that was sarcastic, i'll take that. And I was basing that on only reading the tabloid press in town. Reading around the net, I take it back. the town tabloids, refer to bands as 'indipop', indierock. To me that is lazy, says nothing about the band or music. Indie used to mean, on an independent label. Because about only four labels had big distribution power. That's surely no longer the case. Then it was supposed to represent a sound, supposedly. It is a meaningless term in a global community.Indiepop? Pop is popular music! And 'rock' isn't very helpful descriptively either. Good writing describes the bands sound, scene. And when done well raises the bar for music and writing. I know this isonly Columbus, Ohio, but there is alot of innovative rocking good news going on! I would like to see the tradition continue, I am not some kind of academic elite, I'm an eighth grade drop out. Viva la Doors!

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 Post subject: Re: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
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He could share the name, but no. He thinks any p.r. is good p.r.-just ask the p.r. firm to the Nazi Party. For his indie alternative blog- by indie and alt.

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 Post subject: Re: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:35 pm 
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I have a novel idea for Mr. White - get a new fucking name.

How many cities or states already "rock" anyways? Drew Carey tells me Cleveland Rocks. Seriously though, I am siding with the state on this one and I could give a rat's ass about quartz.

And as far as the rockin' music blog in question - horrible.


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 Post subject: Re: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
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 Post subject: Re: OHIO ROCKS cover story in The Other Paper
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Joelseph wrote:



I was actually at Guitar Center (though I hate to admit it) and witnessed the initial exchange over the Ohio Rocks thing when the trademark guy overheard a conversation and had a hissy fit.
It was one of those crazy weird coincidences of douchery only Guitar Center could possibly mediate.


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