Posted by Novus on July 09, 1999 at 11:21:22:

In Reply to: Let's Lay Out The Goals Of ICOMM posted by Mister X aka Kim on July 09, 1999 at 09:25:53:

Let me give you my thoughts, and then hopefully
we can all discuss it. I think that just having
the name of the organization, and some members to
act on its behalf would be enough to deter most
people from copying the works of 'MOD Artists'.

All that you need are a couple of people to fire
off cease and decist letters (emails) whenever
something like the "Carbon Copy" situation occurs.
If it is a professional-sounding email, most
people will comply.

You also need a very simple website, with a logo
and some information about the organization.
(Just so that people can check it out.)

That's it, that's all it takes. Believe me, here
in the ol' USA we have small people with big
letterhead changing laws and suing people every
day - just look official and scary, and you will
be effective.

Agreed! It looks to me like the consensus here is
that ICOMM would be a good thing, and that it is
needed. I will personally volunteer to help out.
At the very least I could work on a generic draft
of the cease-and-desist letter. I'd like to think
I have a knack for professional writing, and I
also have my more legalese-minded brother and
father to tighten it up and really make it scary. :)

See ya!