@MARSStore is the only official #MARS merch store worldwide! SHOP NOW -> goo.gl/4u5F8
@jaredleto Please don't buy fake merch on ebay! "@MARSStore: is the only official MARS merch store worldwide! SHOP AT -> goo.gl/4u5F8"
Bit like closing the barn door after the horse ran away but at least it is something.
I wonder if they have any clue as to how much fake stuff there is out there, way beyond eBay...
Yup Draco and emma, I agree. People selling unauthorized merch really gets my goat. The recycling of someone else's art/idea for monetary gain that the original artist will never see one penny of just irks me. Well, I've said it enough before and in this thread. Design, make, wear, give-a-way even trade it but don't go selling it. It's just not cool. Respect the copyright.
Are the MARS items that Large sells, considered "fake merch" in this case? Cause it's a hell of a lot cheaper for me to order there cause of shipping costs as opposed to the MARSStore in the US!
Btw Interesting topic, thanks for posting CandyO
I think there is a difference here between "official" and "licensed". The official stuff in the musictoday store is made at the direction of the band to be sold in the official store. That does not mean there are not other licensing agreements with manufacturing companies for the fair use of band graphics/images/etc. to be used on shirts/etc and sold in outlets/stores other than musictoday. Band gets a lump sum up front and/or a cut of the sales in return. So something you are buying at Large could very well be licensed and thus not "fake" but not official since it's not in the band's "official" store.
I have no inside information that what I wrote above is 100% accurate and I have not yet delved into any serious research about licensing/etc. but I think I am on the right track. Maybe Helios could confirm.
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