dumb starbucks. .. Judge's face when this comes up in court

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#2 - anonymous (02/10/2014) [+] (31 replies)
stickied by mrmojito
lets create dumbfunnyjunk
User avatar #7 - wretchedlarva (02/10/2014) [+] (23 replies)
This can't be legal. Someone please prove me wrong.
User avatar #8 to #7 - lordgeneral (02/10/2014) [-]
lawschool student here. it's legal.
#57 - Jesusnipples (02/10/2014) [-]
Judge's face when this comes up in court
User avatar #24 - gammajk ONLINE (02/10/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Gee, thanks for completely abusing fair use.
User avatar #85 - inanimateobject (02/11/2014) [-]
I'm excited for ******* stupid cunt Subway's
#88 - Indubidubly (02/11/2014) [-]
I like the parody law.
I like the parody law.
User avatar #48 - Blargosnarf (02/10/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Able to change anything they want and they're still calling the small cup a "tall" cup...
User avatar #52 to #48 - ThatFuckingGuy (02/10/2014) [-]
Excuse you, it's a DUMB Tall.
#68 - ragingflamingos (02/11/2014) [-]
Guys lets do this to Disney. That mouse has been copyrighted for far to long.
Guys lets do this to Disney. That mouse has been copyrighted for far to long.
#80 - upyoursnumbnuts (02/11/2014) [+] (1 reply)
So, how long until Stupid McDonald's and Idiotic Wendy's?
#14 - anonymous (02/10/2014) [+] (6 replies)
create dumb apple
with dumbiOS
then sell it at apple prices

become rich beyond your wildest dreams
User avatar #65 to #14 - maxismahname (02/11/2014) [-]
Sorry but that already exists, it was made by a guy named Steve Jobs
#18 - flnonymousseven (02/10/2014) [+] (2 replies)
this actually makes me furious.
User avatar #56 - wargeneralwest (02/10/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Michael Jackson helped Weird Al write the lyrics to "Eat it" though...
#77 to #56 - miwauturu ONLINE (02/11/2014) [-]
Weird Al always gets permission for his parodies, but according to the law he doesn't have to. He's just polite enough that he does anyways.
#153 - flutterbye (02/11/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Open poutine shop, call it Vladimir Poutine, and decorate the store exclusively with portraits of Vladimir Putin.
Then struggle to evade Russian assassins for the rest of your life, all whilst serving up fresh homemade poutine, with a hearty taste that can thaw the frozen heart of Judo master dictator.
User avatar #1 - charagrin (02/10/2014) [+] (14 replies)
Yeah. That's not how parody law works against the system and business practise of a franchised for profit location. They will be sued under the table within the month. Good idea though.
#138 - joshkx (02/11/2014) [+] (2 replies)
I still like my idea for a coffee shop named "TsarBucks" better.   
Pic related, it's my employees!   
   
 Theres no coffee only vodka
I still like my idea for a coffee shop named "TsarBucks" better.
Pic related, it's my employees!

Theres no coffee only vodka
User avatar #133 - moistnuggests (02/11/2014) [+] (2 replies)
So my business model for "Retarded Apple" store chain that sells mePhones and mePhone accessories is actually viable?

#160 - swagbot (02/11/2014) [+] (4 replies)
Too many butt-hurt fools in the comments.

> Would you visit a ripoff store? Do you purchase knockoff products? No.
> Do a bunch of other people (with lower standards than yourselves) purchase knock-offs? Yes. Are they perfectly happy doing so? Yes.

Okay then.

> You go to 'Real' Starbucks, and be happy.
> They go to 'Fake' Starbucks, and be happy.

I'll never give "Dumb Starbucks" my business (because it's a snot-nosed knockoff), so my Johaneses remain Unwrinkled. So... what's the problem?
User avatar #164 to #160 - ryapr ONLINE (02/11/2014) [-]
they were actually giving the coffee and biscuits away, and are only taking money for donations.
#114 - landonGUNGUY (02/11/2014) [+] (10 replies)
We all know what has to be done? Right?

Make a dumb-dumb starbucks.


With this guy affiliated some how.
User avatar #147 to #128 - uzimaker (02/11/2014) [-]
Can I get in on this?
#98 - swedishassassin (02/11/2014) [+] (4 replies)
Well, except Weird Al asks the musicians if he may use their music out of politeness, rather than be a spineless business that can't survive off of it's own design and parasites an already-popular coffee shop, whether or not of your opinion on franchises.
Well, except Weird Al asks the musicians if he may use their music out of politeness, rather than be a spineless business that can't survive off of it's own design and parasites an already-popular coffee shop, whether or not of your opinion on franchises.
User avatar #81 - cormy (02/11/2014) [+] (1 reply)
If Starbucks asks them to close, they will have to close.
Although it isn't against the law to parody things like this, the copyright holders still retain the rights to their property even if it's used under the parody law. I mean... All they'd have to do is change the logo and name and they'd be safe but Starbucks can demand that of them.
User avatar #93 to #81 - chieflongnap (02/11/2014) [-]
Right now Starbucks is actually arguing arguing that they can't use the "starbucks" name. The owner refuses to close because he believes he isn't breaking copyright law (which through legal loopholes, he's kind of right, as I state at the end)

The owner has also stated that he plans on opening a second location in Brooklyn, New York due to how popular this one is (people have reportedly been known to stand in line for several hours just so they can get a drink with a cup that's identical to Starbucks', except it says "dumb" on it).

Here's just a sample article:
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/10/dumb-starbucks-parody-coffee-store

Based on the last few paragraphs, all the owner needs to do is make it a little more clear that they aren't affiliated with Starbucks and he'll pretty much be golden.
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