Jason, thank you for the kind words and your comments. You speak wisely and it is a good policy to follow, except when not saying anything just helps continue the issue. That is why we point out the companies that rip us off and share our experiences so others can learn from them and have a better knowledge base to help us avoid problems and succeed.
Look at the politicians that use a well known Singer’s song as their campaign theme without the Singer’s permission. They are trying to use that song to pull in the younger vote. They make it look like the singer endorses their campaign. Sure they pull it after the singer complains, but the politician got what they wanted.
Everyone has seen ads that promise TV’s or some other item in their store at a very low price. You rush to the store only to have them tell you they are sold out in the first hour of a three day sale. But, here is a more expensive item that does the same thing as the cheaper on sale item. The ad did what they wanted it got you in their store. Should you just chalk it up to experience or let others know about the rip-off?
The same goes for inventing, some people and companies make a habit out of misrepresenting the facts and then when faced with the correct information or asked a question they know will expose them they act as though they did not realize what they were doing. But, they got what they wanted.
How often do you let them do this before calling them on it or do you just let it ride? If you let it ride aren’t you telling the people doing it that it is okay to do and keep on doing it? You are known in the Inventor community for inventing the Chug Racer game with Spencer’s and did a great interview about your experiences http://ideasuploaded.com/interview-with ... on-garcia/
Now lets say I have a new book coming out and I post your image and bio without your permission on my website giving the impression you are backing my book because I know other Inventors that know you might be prompted to buy my book if they see you endorsing it. I not only do this with you but several others all in the name of promoting my book and hoping to increase my sales. Do you call me on it or not say anything?
Now you hear I am coming out with a DVD training course. Are you going to be checking to see if I use you again to help promote it or just let it ride?
You have already seen this person is willing to use you without permission. What does that tell you about their ethics? Would you trust them or keep an eye on them?.
I agree it is not the best avenue to stoop to their level, but sometimes it is necessary to get the truth out and expose them for what they are doing.
I don't mind losing some of my credibility if it will save others from a worse fate and expose those doing it so hopefully they will stop.
Jason, I am in no way attacking you. I just want you and others to understand why I am doing this. If no one talks about this or exposes it, it just continues unchecked .
Which is exactly what they want.