DMCA Takedown Shirt Only Available For A Few More Days

from the then-we-file-the-counter-notice dept

In case you missed it, last week we added our DMCA Takedown T-shirt to our ongoing CwF+RtB experiment, and it's been incredibly popular (people sure do love mocking the DMCA). You can just order the t-shirt (which also comes with the Techdirt Crystal Ball and insider badge), or you can get the DMCA Takedown T-shirt with my book, Approaching Infinity. However, the t-shirt is only available for a few more days. All orders need to be in by Monday November 16th at midnight, PST, or you'll have to go without...


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    senshikaze (profile), Nov 11th, 2009 @ 2:20pm

    I got mine! and a shiny button on my avatar!

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Nov 11th, 2009 @ 2:32pm

    Sorry...

    But it's going to be a hoody for me. That way people can know that I'm a geek AND a tough guy....

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 11th, 2009 @ 3:34pm

    I think you'd have a lot more success with the T-shirts if you lowered the price. It seems a bit much to pay more than even $15 for one.

     

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      senshikaze (profile), Nov 11th, 2009 @ 3:39pm

      Re:

      that's why i got the book + shirt. yes its more expensive, but i don't feel as bad since i get two items. Oh an the insider badge. Insider badge is awesome (crystal ball feature is pretty cool, too).

       

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    MichaelG, Nov 11th, 2009 @ 4:01pm

    Can't I just make one on Cafe Press? I mean, it's not as if you can copyright that little bit of text... :-)

     

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    Wiski (profile), Nov 11th, 2009 @ 4:22pm

    Posers

    I know you are only joking, but I wouldn't see how anybody could care if someone made a copy. I would still help the real ones sell here on TD and if someone wants to be a poser and fake it, then let them look ridiculous.

     

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    Esahc (profile), Nov 11th, 2009 @ 4:51pm

    Curses!

    Damn my perpetually empty bank account!

     

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    danny (profile), Nov 11th, 2009 @ 6:40pm

    Can't you make more?

    Talk about creating artificial scarcity: "It's real popular, so you have to order now or there won't be any more."

     

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      BearGriz72 (profile), Nov 11th, 2009 @ 8:41pm

      Re: Can't you make more?

      Talk about creating artificial scarcity: "It's real popular, so you have to order now or there won't be any more."
      From The Techdirt CwF+RtB Page
      "We're doing this a little differently this time -- we'll be taking orders for 2 weeks ONLY. Orders close at Midnight, Monday, November 16th. After that, we'll print and ship the t-shirts. So please get your order in soon so we can start planning. Orders should ship around the first week of December."

      It is called a marketing decision. That is the point of the whole CwF+RtB experiment, is it not?

       

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        Anonymous Coward, Nov 11th, 2009 @ 9:31pm

        Re: Re: Can't you make more?

        It is called a marketing decision.

        So when "they" do it -- it's artificial scarcity and constitutes something to be maligned?

        BUT when The Patron Saint of Chinese Parasitism does it -- it's a "marketing decision" and something to be applauded?

        Alrighty then.

         

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      Mike Masnick (profile), Nov 11th, 2009 @ 11:51pm

      Re: Can't you make more?

      Talk about creating artificial scarcity

      Not artificial. Physical goods = scarce goods.

       

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    BearGriz72 (profile), Nov 11th, 2009 @ 8:44pm

    BTW

    I ordered mine today
    w00t w00t!
    Even with my "perpetually empty bank account".
    Sorry Esahc

     

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    Killer_Tofu (profile), Nov 12th, 2009 @ 7:28am

    A shirt I liked

    I must say that I did not feel too compelled to buy the original T-Shirt when it was (is?) up.
    As neat as the techdirt logo is, it alone was not enough to make me want to buy a t-shit, even though I would like to support techdirt for keeping me posted on stuff for all these years.
    This shirt though has a witty little line on it. One that can prompt people to ask questions or laugh. I like the shirt, so it was a great chance to show my support and I get something I like in return!
    Thanks for making the DMCA notice shirt Mike / Techdirt team. =)

     

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      AdamBv1 (profile), Nov 12th, 2009 @ 2:05pm

      Re: A shirt I liked

      Same thing here, i was looking for an excuse to buy something from Techdirt as i love the blog and have wanted a good way to show it, this shirt is the perfect way to do it. I also got it with Approaching Infinity as it looks like a great read and i have a number of people i plan on passing it around to when I'm done (not making everyone pay for their own copy *GASP*!).

      And Mike, thank YOU for being awesome. :)

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 12th, 2009 @ 9:36pm

    All orders need to be in by Monday November 16th at midnight, PST, or you'll have to go without...

    The creation of artificial scarcity. What's making the T-shirt sale stop? Did the guys doing the printing refuse to do any more? Are there no more T-shirt makers in the world? Is there a shortage of cotton to make the shirts?

    Nope, just an arbitrary stoppage to artificially create value.

    WTG!

     

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      AdamBv1 (profile), Nov 12th, 2009 @ 9:49pm

      Re:

      From http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20091028/0348476705.shtml

      "Also, we are doing one thing differently this time around. Rather than just waiting until we sell out to stop selling these shirts, we're taking open orders for two weeks only and then will make the shirts and send them out. So if you want this shirt from us, you have two weeks to order. And that's it."

      This really isnt an uncommon way of taking orders, instead of guessing how much of a shirt/hoodie/whatever you should order at a time and guess demand you simply put items up for preorder for a certan amount of time a then print that plus a few extras. Its not about creating artificial scarcity, its about actually ordering the correct amount of what you need and making sure your customers get what they want.

       

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