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Interview - Graphic Design Task Scam???

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,579 ✭✭✭ JoChervil


    Postgrad10 wrote: »
    Perfect and the registered letter idea mentioned above.

    This registered letter idea is a very old Hollywood screen play writers way of protection. It was pre internet era. Nowadays all submissions are made by email. And email sent has a date, so it is enough to prove that you come to certain idea earlier.

    But rarely people use things unchanged. So it is difficult to prove that something came from your idea.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 7,474 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Jim2007


    nelly17 wrote: »
    Mail a copy of the work to yourself by registered mail - leave it unopened and if your work shows up out in the wild take them to the cleaners

    So you address a registered letter to yourself, complete the registration process and presumable sign to indicate it has been received and then do what exactly? Any half decent solicitor will take you apart in a few minutes.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 7,474 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Jim2007


    AmyM91 wrote: »
    Hi Jim,
    Took your advice. I was emailed back within 2 mins.
    This was the response:

    'I can confirm that we would never use any material submitted to us.'

    Cool and now you know how to deal with this kind of thing in future. Because it is a common process.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 7,474 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Jim2007


    JoChervil wrote: »
    This registered letter idea is a very old Hollywood screen play writers way of protection. It was pre internet era. Nowadays all submissions are made by email. And email sent has a date, so it is enough to prove that you come to certain idea earlier.

    Except it is awful easy to fake an email like, while there is a third partying involved to confirm a registered mail. So it is till very widely used.
    JoChervil wrote: »
    But rarely people use things unchanged. So it is difficult to prove that something came from your idea.

    Yes but the fear of having you issue a cease and dissent request to one of their clients is almost always enough to discourage them. The possibility of loosing clients is really not worth it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,579 ✭✭✭ JoChervil


    Jim2007 wrote: »
    Except it is awful easy to fake an email like, while there is a third partying involved to confirm a registered mail. So it is till very widely used.



    Yes but the fear of having you issue a cease and dissent request to one of their clients is almost always enough to discourage them. The possibility of loosing clients is really not worth it.

    You can also fake a content of a registered mail.

    I thought OP was writing about a beauty company designing for themselves not an advertising agency working for clients.


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