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Ripoff of original Mac ad
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Aug 1, 2000, 01:49 AM
So I catch this TV commercial partway through... A woman in a large room, looking up at a huge gray evil face talking down at her from an enormous TV screen. She picks up a chair and hurls it at up at the screen. It shatters.

As the smoke clears you see the logo of... Global PC?!?

Never heard of 'em. I'm not sure if Ridley Scott should be honored or if he should sue.
Taloston Prez
Aug 1, 2000, 12:02 PM
I would think that there would be no honour whatsoever involved, that if this ad is as bad (what a rhyme!) as you say it is, Apple or Ridley Scott (I would think Apple...) would be taking legal action immediately...
Those are just my thoughts, but I ain't no fancy schmancy high priced lawyer so they probably mean nothing at all....

Trevor Haldenby www.vividimagination.com
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Aug 1, 2000, 11:47 PM
Taloston Prez
Aug 3, 2000, 12:18 PM
SLIME! Honestly, Global PC should be disgusted with themselves! This isn't just some parody of "1984" that they've concocted for their marketing purposes, this is a COMPLETE REHASHING OF APPLE'S AD! Surely if Apple has the time to exert such effort on trade secret revealers, they can send a few lawyers on what will be an incredibly simple jaunt to shut these uncreative freaks down! Jeez guys, can't you just...think different?

Trevor Haldenby www.vividimagination.com
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Aug 3, 2000, 03:35 PM
Well done commercial, but MY GOD Apple's legal dept should get after them! What a rip!
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Aug 4, 2000, 11:18 AM
Why not? Apple legal goes after everyone else.
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