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artytime
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I Think Scratch Is A Good Place. It Has Some Flaws, But Else Than That, It Is So Good It Made Me Quit Animal Jam And Do This Instead!
artytime
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artytime wrote:

I Think Scratch Is A Good Place. It Has Some Flaws, But Else Than That, It Is So Good It Made Me Quit Animal Jam And Do This Instead!
I Must Say, I Like Scratch, But It Is A Little Complicated. I Hope Scratch Team Members Are Reading This.
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Happiny-64
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Tymewalk wrote:

whisperingscreams wrote:

atorubarov wrote:

That studio Aniumation Hall of Fame should change its name in orde to be fair.
if Google finds out it will be MAD. That's why try to make him change that name

Well, yeah. Maybe. But they could be kind and understanding people and just force us to delete it

Maybe we could rename it to “Scratch Animation Hall of Fame”, so there's no confusion and it doesn't feel like a really big change to the studio.
Like what Lightnin* said earlier, they tried that and were told that the name “wasn't changed enough”, and were asked to change it further.

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Firedrake969
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lol, we come up on the second and third results anyways xD

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Tymewalk
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Happiny-64 wrote:

Tymewalk wrote:

whisperingscreams wrote:

atorubarov wrote:

That studio Aniumation Hall of Fame should change its name in orde to be fair.
if Google finds out it will be MAD. That's why try to make him change that name

Well, yeah. Maybe. But they could be kind and understanding people and just force us to delete it

Maybe we could rename it to “Scratch Animation Hall of Fame”, so there's no confusion and it doesn't feel like a really big change to the studio.
Like what Lightnin* said earlier, they tried that and were told that the name “wasn't changed enough”, and were asked to change it further.
Then we shouldn't change it at all. I just Googled Animation Hall of Fame, and they come up on the first result. Plus, it clearly says on the URL link “Scratch - <studio name here>”. So I don't see how this is causing confusion.

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Hamish752
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Lightnin wrote:



Recently the owner of the registered trademark for “Animation Hall of Fame” contacted us to request that we rename or remove a Scratch Studio titled “Animation Hall of Fame”. Apparently when one Googles “Animation Hall of Fame,” the link to their organization is first, but the results also include a link to a Scratch Studio with the same name.

We see the value of trademark law: We wouldn't want anyone else to be able to create a programming language called Scratch. That could lead to a lot of confusion, and wouldn't be fair. However, there are limits to how broadly trademark should be applied. For example, if someone created a skateboard called Scratch, I don't think we'd have much reason to complain (as long as they weren't using our logo, or claiming some kind of association or endorsement from us.)

But in this case, we don't feel that this trademark claim is reasonable or fair. According to the About page on their website, their “Animation Hall of Fame” is:

“To be located in the Central Florida area of the United States, the Animation Hall of Fame, Inc. complex will be an international interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of Animation from around the world. This state of the art high-tech complex and each of its venues will be designed to educate and entertain animation fans and non-fans alike from around the world.”
( http://animationhalloffame.org/about.html )

The Scratch studio formerly titled “Animation Hall of Fame” is, well, a Scratch studio: A webpage, created by a Scratcher, that shows projects made by kids who are learning to program animations with Scratch, a free programming tool created at MIT.

http://scratch.mit.edu/studios/346625/
(Check it out- there are some good Scratch animations in there!)

Is it really reasonable to demand that we rename this Scratch studio to avoid possible confusion between a multimillion dollar complex in Florida, and a webpage with some Scratch projects? We really don't think so. But because taking legal action to contest this would be very expensive and time consuming, we agreed to change the title of the studio formerly known as “Animation Hall of Fame” to: “Scratch Hall of Fame - Animation.” I guess this clarifies what should be pretty obvious: A webpage with some Scratch projects is not likely to be confused with a multimillion dollar museum.
Interesting…

Happiny-64
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Tymewalk wrote:

Happiny-64 wrote:

Tymewalk wrote:

whisperingscreams wrote:

atorubarov wrote:

That studio Aniumation Hall of Fame should change its name in orde to be fair.
if Google finds out it will be MAD. That's why try to make him change that name

Well, yeah. Maybe. But they could be kind and understanding people and just force us to delete it

Maybe we could rename it to “Scratch Animation Hall of Fame”, so there's no confusion and it doesn't feel like a really big change to the studio.
Like what Lightnin* said earlier, they tried that and were told that the name “wasn't changed enough”, and were asked to change it further.
Then we shouldn't change it at all. I just Googled Animation Hall of Fame, and they come up on the first result. Plus, it clearly says on the URL link “Scratch - <studio name here>”. So I don't see how this is causing confusion.
They probably thought that because the studio had the same name, people would mistake the Scratch studio for the other Animation Hall of Fame.

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Hamish752
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If you search it up, the second result is the wiki page, the third is the studio.

beccamaxin
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Ok. _meow_

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Hamish752
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beccamaxin wrote:

Ok. _meow_
Please don't spam.

The_Scratch_Squad
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Hamish752 wrote:

If you search it up, the second result is the wiki page, the third is the studio.

Exactly. I am a bit surprised that they aren't mad about that… The wiki page has the exact same name!!!

Well, I guess it would be that it wasn't an area where the “animation hall of fame” to put animations in, but still, just because of a name?

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CrunchyAppleProd
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this is kind of ridicules lol and funny
pandy12
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The_Grits wrote:

Wow… this would make for a funny newspaper article… “Multimillion dollar complex demands name change of a Children's Online Studio” XD

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Vetpetmon
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The_Grits wrote:

Wow… this would make for a funny newspaper article… “Multimillion dollar complex demands name change of a Children's Online Studio” XD
Oh my… Though the Animation hall of Fame is a complex, they shouldn't get mad just because there is a Scratch studio called that. The Complex owners didn't check it out, and even the search results end up with the Scratch Studio. And it has Scratch's name on it. I don't understand it.

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Cythral
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Animation Hall of Fame is a registered servicemark class 41 which is educational services. This site is an educational service and any use of the phrase animation hall of fame on here can be considered unlawful. Additionally, the use of it is stated as “museum services” - the design studio is a “museum” of scratch projects which is also a violation of their intellectual property.

Intellectual Property Laws suck, but they're there for a reason. Put yourself in their shoes.


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Cythral
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On the other hand, their website makes my eyes bleed. For a museum of art and their budget I expected a lot more out of it.

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hancadatt
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wow cool


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OsvaldoZ
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What dose that mean plz tell what it mean pofa

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lc01607
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Weird…..

OsvaldoZ
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Ummm…… that not weird that is stuff u paint with?

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