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UVI WORKSTATION 2 CREATORS UNIVERS SONS OF PARIS ADMIT COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT (IMAGE THEFT) FOR COMMERCIAL USE FROM CUSTOMER BUT WON'T PAY REASONABLE COMPENSATION TO A CHARITY TO COMPENSATE THE CUSTOMER! OH DEAR!

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UVI WORKSTATION 2 creators Univers Sons, Paris have admitted copyright theft of five map images from travel website Bugbog.com in 2010 for commercial use in a product video, which include intellectual property of myself (a customer of Univers Sons!) and Digital Wisdom Inc. USA and now refuse to pay a reasonable offer of compensation, which I offered be paid direct to charity!

If you are a musician or music producer and considering paying your hard earned money for a product created by Univers Sons you may want to strongly consider their own corporate responsibility with regard to intellectual property and copyright theft before doing so! There are plenty of other software instruments you could purchase once you have read this review regarding their attitude to copyright if you don't like it!

YOU MIGHT WANT TO READ BELOW BEFORE PAYING FOR ANY PRODUCTS OF UVI CREATOR UNIVERS SONS WHICH INCLUDE UVI WORKSTATION 2. I WON'T BE SPENDING ANOTHER PENNY WITH THEM!

I am personally insulted by Univers Sons and think that they should be entirely ashamed of themselves, but I think you'll get the picture below and I'll let 'Daniel Ocean' sum things up.. as an analogy I think it says it all really...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKAi_Zpp0_E

From: Dude Music

Univers Sons of Paris, France have admitted via email to me following me contacting them, the copyright infringement of five map images from the travel website Bugbog.com for commercial use in a video for their 'Spirit of Gongs' product, which they have now taken down off of their own website and Youtube.

I have previously worked freelance as a web designer and created the maps with a product licensed from Digital Wisdom Inc. of USA by Bugbog.com for Bugbog, hence UVI Worksation 2 creators Univers Sons stole not only from me but also the intellectual copyright therefore of the map creators (cartographers) Digital Wisdom Inc. (USA) as well as directly lifting the physical image data from the travel website Bugbog.com (UK)

The company Univers Sons, Paris admitted the copyright infringement via email on 21st March 2013.

In the email they claim to be a 'small company' as some defence perhaps, although they seem to be happy to spend quite a lot on research and development and then claim much of that back from their government.

Link: €350,000 in R&D with €250,000 claimed back in Reseach Tax Credit from their government apparently! Wow! Lucky them!

I made a request for reasonable compensation of £500.00 per image for illegal commercial use based upon UK courts awarding amounts of around £1000.00 to £2000.00 per image.

In addition I offered that the company pay that total £2500.00 not to me but to a charity Diverse Abilities Plus, in Dorset, United Kingdom for people with cerebral palsy and their families, and that I would be kind enough to create new maps for them also which they could use legally at no extra charge to show good will!

Link: Diverse Abilities Plus

I had expected they would be very happy with this! However they then insulted me by saying that they would offer me €500 (less than £500) in products which are free so far as they are concerned, and a paltry €50 per map, otherwise I would have to take them to court! I have been in touch with Digital Wisdom Inc. who are naturally equally un-impressed by this attitude of Univers Sons which came via boss Jean Bernard-Celier!

Unreal!

This is a company which relies upon copyright protection for it's very existence, I am appaled therefore at their attitude regarding this matter, and based upon discussions with legal professionals have decided that the first course of action before court is to name and shame Univers Sons for what I feel is a disgusting attitude to their own law breaking actions!

Univers Sons make the product UVI Workstation 2 (which I have and paid for Synths Anthology twice I think as I recall once to update from the original plugin to the UVI Workstation 2 version!) in addition to creating the underlying code for products by MOTU (Mark Of The Unicorn) such as MachFive.

I wonder how Mark of The Unicorn and IRCAM feel about doing business with a company who has an attitude to copyright theft as I am sure you can all discern for yourself from above?!

I hope this review of UVI Workstation 2 creators Univers Sons attitudes will help you make informed purchasing decisions.

My public offer to accept compensation for five infrigments of my intellectual copyright (last updated 11th April 2013) by Univers Sons, Paris stands as follows...

Dear Jean Bernard-Celier CEO and President of Univers Sons,

I hope you will re-think your attitude to your customers, the effect your actions may have on your business colleagues by association, and you general attitude to international copyright laws!

I rescind my offer of creating five new maps for your busines to use in the 'Spirit of Gongs' product video that I previously offered to show my good will, but my offer to you for £2500.00 to be donated to the above charity remains. I will then drop my copyright claim against you in this matter. So much for 'Spirit of Gongs', where is your spirit of good will?

Your alternative is that this now remains in the public arena until such time as you accept the offer or a court decides the matter for you.

If this does have to go to court the reasons why it had to go to court will remain public however, as I feel it is in the public interest and in the interest of the music industry to know how the industry itself and particularly how Univers Sons, creator of UVI Workstation behaves with regard to copyright infringement and stealing from their own customer!

Caught red handed but not willing to make reasonable ammends, are you sure?!

Yours Sincerely,

Dude.

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