Nov 1, 2004

"Let's Get Ready to Rumble" snitch line

Michael Buffer, the announcer behind the "Let's Get Ready to Rumble" catchphrase, wants his fans to tattle on companies who are using the phrase without permission:

"Buffer Enterprises, Inc. now offers a cash bonus to those who report a corroborated unauthorized use [resulting in an actual recovery] of the "Let's Get Ready to Rumble,"® “Get Ready To Rumble”® or "Ready to Rumble"® servicemarked phrases ,any paraphrasing of these marks (including “Get Ready To Crumble,”® “Are Your Ready To Rumble?”™ “Let’s Get Ready To Gamble”™), or use of Michael Buffer’s famous rendition of his copyrighted “Let’s Get Ready To Rumble” recording. This bonus system applies to viable reports [resulting in an actual recovery] of unauthorized use of our servicemarks, copyrights or related rights in or upon TV, radio, the internet, print or in connection with unlicensed products or services such as T-shirts, toys, posters, or other merchandise."


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"We constantly deal with violations reported to us by fans around the world or which we witness directly,” states Bruce Buffer. “Our servicemarks and copyrights are invaluable. Just like for a movie studio, these intangible rights comprise the very heart of our business.”


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(I am surprised to read that a) Buffer has fans, and b) Buffer has fans that take the time to report these 'violations'.)

Via Boingboing.net

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Anonymous said...

IT IS NO PROBLEB TO UNDERSTAND WHY AMERICANS ARE NOT WELL LIKED WORLDWIDE....ALLWAYS OVER THE TOP IN THEIR ATTITUDES AND REACTIONS, THIS OUTFIT HAS THREATENED LEGAL ACTION AGAINST A GROUP OF FRIENDS ON AN 'INTERNET QUIZ CHAT ROOM' BASED WORLWIDE. PATHETIC IS AN OVERSTATEMENT FOR THESE PEOPLE. NEVER, NEVER TRUST THESE WORDSTEALING BULLIES, WHO AT THE BEST OF TIMES ARE A 'LEGEND IN THEIR OWN MINDS'

Anonymous said...

they better check out youtube also..lots of lets get ready to rumble music in videos over there. hmmm, maybe i report the yourtubers, hear they giving away *rewards* lol