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https://jobs.games-workshop.com/search-and-apply/infringements-assistant

"Would you like to assist in protecting Games Workshop from risk through removing infringing and counterfeit products, ensuring that our customers can continue to enjoy our products for years to come?

Reporting to our Senior Legal Counsel, you will be part of our Legal team which handles a wide range of legal matters which affect Games Workshop including infringements, trade mark and copyright protection, competitions, dispute resolution and litigation, to name but a few!

As Infringements Assistant, you will assist with all things relating to infringements. In this role, you will be monitoring websites and sales platforms to identify infringements and counterfeit products and then you will follow a structured process for removing those products, reducing counterfeit products available across all sales platforms and websites. You will create reports for the business to be discussed at monthly infringement meetings.

We are always keen to ensure continuous improvement of our processes, so you will be involved in researching and identifying new ways for Games Workshop to approach infringing and counterfeit product removal and implementing improvements to the infringements process."



Where are all my "Games Workshop is just making these rules to have them, they won't actively go after people" bros at?
   
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Want to blame someone? Blame Disney for helping push copyright laws to this ridiculous point.
   
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caladancid wrote:


Where are all my "Games Workshop is just making these rules to have them, they won't actively go after people" bros at?


Hope they don't take too long. Really need someone to help explain how 2+2=5 here.

Bonus points if they can work in Midwinter Minis immediately getting a YouTube copyright strike from GW for reviewing Warhammer+.
   
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drbored wrote:
Want to blame someone? Blame Disney for helping push copyright laws to this ridiculous point.


I think I will probably just blame GW and their enablers.
   
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caladancid wrote:
drbored wrote:
Want to blame someone? Blame Disney for helping push copyright laws to this ridiculous point.


I think I will probably just blame GW and their enablers.


Will literally do nothing but keep you upset. You want change? Write to your congressperson about removing major corp monopolies on IP and relaxing IP laws internationally.
   
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drbored wrote:
caladancid wrote:
drbored wrote:
Want to blame someone? Blame Disney for helping push copyright laws to this ridiculous point.


I think I will probably just blame GW and their enablers.


Will literally do nothing but keep you upset. You want change? Write to your congressperson about removing major corp monopolies on IP and relaxing IP laws internationally.


This might be asking a lot, but Games Workshop can also choose not to push the boundaries of copyright on their own, without the government telling them not to.
   
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drbored wrote:
caladancid wrote:
drbored wrote:
Want to blame someone? Blame Disney for helping push copyright laws to this ridiculous point.


I think I will probably just blame GW and their enablers.


Will literally do nothing but keep you upset. You want change? Write to your congressperson about removing major corp monopolies on IP and relaxing IP laws internationally.
Yeah, voting is the way to take action against this.

Though really, of late my experience with the Warhammer community has been so toxic I'm not even upset to see GW stabbing it. Not happy either, just apathetic.

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Average Americans have zero ability to influence copyright law. It doesn't matter how many times you write to your congressperson, you're not going to convince them to forgo the campaign contributions made to both parties to keep them in the pocket of people who like the current IP setup.

   
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yukishiro1 wrote:
Average Americans have zero ability to influence copyright law. It doesn't matter how many times you write to your congressperson, you're not going to convince them to forgo the campaign contributions made to both parties to keep them in the pocket of people who like the current IP setup.



Yes. It's pointless and a massive waste of time.

The absolute only thing that matters is money. Don't like something? don't buy it and hope enough people follow you to force a change in direction or behaviour.

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All this for two animated series on warhammer plus lol

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Meh. I read it as they're more looking to shut down stuff like what we saw in this thread.

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Where's the distinction, legally speaking?

You're just projecting a benelevonce onto GW by making a totally arbitrary difference between "good" and "bad" non-authorised use of IP.

Based on recent events what possible reasons could one have to think that GW make any distinction?

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 Azreal13 wrote:
Where's the distinction, legally speaking?

You're just projecting a benelevonce onto GW by making a totally arbitrary difference between "good" and "bad" non-authorised use of IP.

Based on recent events what possible reasons could one have to think that GW make any distinction?

I'm going by the mention of 'counterfeit product' in the job listing and not just blindly listing GW as the 'evil empire' as it seems like you and so many others are wanting to do. I'm sure GW already has eyes on YouTube as we've seen prior to the launch of Warhammer+.

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This role sits within our legal department, however, no legal qualifications/experience is needed for this role.


This is the best part.
   
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considering that 5 seconds on goggle lets me find several caches of pirated 40k codices/AOS Battletomes etc I think assuming GW is going to be focusing on C&Ding some guy drawing pictures of space marines on deviant art is proably a bit silly.

my guess is GW will be focused on going after pirates and recasters.. it'll be a full time job just playing wackamole with those places

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drbored wrote:
Want to blame someone? Blame Disney for helping push copyright laws to this ridiculous point.


True, but GW these days is somehow making Evil Mouse Corporation(tm)(r)(c)(q)(

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 Ghaz wrote:
 Azreal13 wrote:
Where's the distinction, legally speaking?

You're just projecting a benelevonce onto GW by making a totally arbitrary difference between "good" and "bad" non-authorised use of IP.

Based on recent events what possible reasons could one have to think that GW make any distinction?

I'm going by the mention of 'counterfeit product' in the job listing and not just blindly listing GW as the 'evil empire' as it seems like you and so many others are wanting to do. I'm sure GW already has eyes on YouTube as we've seen prior to the launch of Warhammer+.


Oh "its ok, they're just going after pirates and counterfeiters, anyone using the IP without permission in a positive way is going to be alright?"

I'm not painting GW as an evil empire, just this line of thinking as naive.

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Goose LeChance wrote:
yukishiro1 wrote:
Average Americans have zero ability to influence copyright law. It doesn't matter how many times you write to your congressperson, you're not going to convince them to forgo the campaign contributions made to both parties to keep them in the pocket of people who like the current IP setup.



Yes. It's pointless and a massive waste of time.

The absolute only thing that matters is money. Don't like something? don't buy it and hope enough people follow you to force a change in direction or behaviour.


Then why even bother complaining? You're just admitting that it's a waste of energy. Accept your overlord-provided food-paste.
   
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I don't care about youtubers personally. There are better reasons to stop buying GWs products.

I was just agreeing that trying to change IP laws is pointless. If you hate Disney or what they do, stop buying everything Disney.






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This position is basically like working parking enforcement for a municipality that relies on predatory parking ordinances as a revenue generating stream.

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Going on the job description this looks more like hiring people to trawl ETSY, ebay and the like and ping people selling "counterfeit" stuff or using wording that infringes on their IP rather than shutting down fan art or youtubers.

How heavy handed they end up being with this and how much untrained staff push the boundaries of genuine copyright infringement is concerning for people who sell on these sites as they operate a "take down and never question copyright claims" procedure

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 Tokhuah wrote:
This position is basically like working parking enforcement for a municipality that relies on predatory parking ordinances as a revenue generating stream.


Lol 100%.

GW is a luxury brand. Regardless of where you stand morally on the topic, some people have turned to illegal measures to continue their hobby and, rather than combating the loss if sales by lowering prices, GW is just going after the counterfeiting.

I guess you can't really blame them. But then, some could say the same about the people buying the counterfeit goods.
   
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drbored wrote:
caladancid wrote:
drbored wrote:
Want to blame someone? Blame Disney for helping push copyright laws to this ridiculous point.


I think I will probably just blame GW and their enablers.


Will literally do nothing but keep you upset. You want change? Write to your congressperson about removing major corp monopolies on IP and relaxing IP laws internationally.

USA, while powerful, isn't responsible for UK IP laws.
   
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 Flinty wrote:

How does one formally record the ominous tolling of the bell of woe?


I think it's the sound of a cash register opening whenever the low-pay mook doing this job uses their staff discount in exchange for being a narc.

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I doubt this position is a new one, every company with an IP worth a damn has people on their payroll doing stuff like this I suspect

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