[Coco] Rainbow, and Hot Coco Scans
michael at musicheadproductions.org
Fri Aug 15 08:40:44 EDT 2008
I am definitely willing to share the terms and conditions - I will dig up the original signed agreement and post it to the list when I can - I am in the middle of a move and may not get to it for weeks, but I will do it when I can. The main parts of the contract I remember is that I was granted sole distributorship, that the contract could be nullified by either party as long as a month's notice was given, and that the contract was to survive Lonnie's death. There were no direct penalties stated in the contract, but after many conversations with Lonnie I know that he would have pursued some sort of legal remedy. I have no idea what the current owners think or desire.
I have called and mailed Lonnie's window to no avail, as well as contacting City Hall where Lonnie used to be mayor. City Hall stated they would not assist in contacting the estate and wished me good luck.
My take on this project has been that the project should be completed and sold so that if the estate or heirs sent me a letter to end the contract I would have at least a month to have a "fire sale".
It has never been my intent to cause anyone any grief and I saddened by some of the reactions and off list responses I have seen, but I state again: I had a specific agreement with Lonnie that it was my responsibility to report any attempts to do what I was contracted to do that was outside the projects direct control. I do have leeway to enlist assistance, but that assistance must be under my direct control. This was Lonnie's desire - not mine.
I should have stated that I would not be pursuing "ratting" anyone out if they take down the scans or .pdf's they have done. I would like to give everyone who has Rainbow scans up online or projects on the web discussing doing this the courtesy of taking them down prior to my contacting the estate of Lonnie Falk. I really do not wish to take the time or effort to do this, but I gave my word to Lonnie that I would.
For the record I want to state again that I have never agreed with Lonnie in regards to the requirements of the project he laid down, but I felt it was more important to get the material archived and out to the public. The material has not been lost - the magazines have been captured as digital images and are in process of being published in an electronic format. At some point they will be available for sale. I am sorry that so many of you have expressed both here and to me privately that you want nothing to do with this project's end product, but I certainly understand and respect your stance.
PS - Thanks to everyone who shared kind words or encouragement.
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 19:08:59 -0700
From: "Mike Pepe" <lamune at doki-doki.net>
Subject: Re: [Coco] Rainbow, and Hot Coco Scans
No flames from me, but maybe you can help clarify a few things for me (and the larger and seemingly very interested group)
Can you share the exact verbage of the agreement you have with Lonnie? It would be very helpful to understand the T&C's, what he expected, what penalty (if any) there was for violating the agreement, etc.
Also I may be able to run it past some lawyer-types at work. I understand Microsoft has a few lawyers on staff.
I am also interested in knowing when you attempted to contact the estate, and what (if any) response you have gotten.
We all want to see this content archived and available. Currently you have the only legally binding means of getting this accomplished.
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