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iBuzz maker threatened with legal action by Apple

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2006
News Categories: iPod

Love Labs, maker of a music-activated iPod sex toy called the iBuzz, claims to have received a letter from Apple’s legal team over the use of silhouette images on the iBuzz website. “Our client owns the copyright in all the images used in its ‘Silhouette’ advertising campaign and actively polices its rights in order to protect itself and its consumers,” Apple lawyers reportedly said in its letter. “Certain images used on your website (www.ibuzz.co.uk) may have been copied or substantially copied from those in which our client own the copyright, without our client’s consent. Your use of such images amounts to copyright infringement… Apple remains hopeful that this matter can be resolved quickly and amicably. Naturally, if your co-operation is not forthcoming, our client’s approach will not be so flexible.”

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Comments

1

ha ha ha!

thats grand!  Good advertising for this iBuzz thing!

Posted by psxp on December 12, 2006 at 8:54 AM (PDT)

2

Oh yeah…great advertising for iBuzz (rolls eyes)

That thing is about as useful as a pocket fisherman.

Whats next a sex toy attachment for the See n Say?

Posted by unreal on December 12, 2006 at 9:09 AM (PDT)

3

Um… so, yeah, unreal. Haven’t had too many girlfriends, have you?

iBuzz is worth its weight - no, MORE than its weight in gold.

Oh yes.

Posted by multimoog on December 12, 2006 at 1:18 PM (PDT)

4

I have a girlfriend, apparently u have not.

LOL

Posted by unreal on December 12, 2006 at 3:30 PM (PDT)

5

Doesn’t make sense. The point is the boyfriend USES the iBuzz on his girlfriend. Then the girlfriend does very, very nice things for the boyfriend.

Anyway! I think Apple’s going too far this time. I don’t think they have a case with this one. Aparrently there’s a fair-use copyright law in the UK that’s similar to the ones in America, so that’s good.

Posted by multimoog on December 12, 2006 at 5:06 PM (PDT)

6

I guess I could try that thing up my butt…

Posted by Carl on December 12, 2006 at 7:06 PM (PDT)

7

Didn’t you read the site? There is a ‘#### ring’ for the guys.

Posted by lachlan on December 12, 2006 at 8:04 PM (PDT)

8

Will that make a #### into a ############?

Posted by Chris Matchett in London on December 18, 2006 at 12:44 AM (PDT)

9

Does this site not accept links from other sites?  I saw this story on TUAW, clicked the link and I get a “not found” notice.  I copy and paste the link to the address bar and it works.  I don’t understand why this would happen.

Posted by JeffDM on May 24, 2007 at 11:31 PM (PDT)

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