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    I am just wondering, if a person takes on a name from a fictional source, does it count as copyright infringement and liable to be sued?

    eg. Akira Tan, Iron Man Shen, Darth Vader Ong, Die Hard Lim, etc etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    I am just wondering, if a person takes on a name from a fictional source, does it count as copyright infringement and liable to be sued?

    eg. Akira Tan, Iron Man Shen, Darth Vader Ong, Die Hard Lim, etc etc
    Not sure you want to call yourself Edison Chen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    I am just wondering, if a person takes on a name from a fictional source, does it count as copyright infringement and liable to be sued?

    eg. Akira Tan, Iron Man Shen, Darth Vader Ong, Die Hard Lim, etc etc
    dunno leh...

    i might sue someone if they use Del_CtrlnoAlt...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Not sure you want to call yourself Edison Chen.
    Edison is a common name, im talking bout really unique names, one look you will know it's from a movie, cartoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    Edison is a common name, im talking bout really unique names, one look you will know it's from a movie, cartoon.
    It's not common anymore.

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    Default Re: Taking on a fictional name as a real name?

    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    I am just wondering, if a person takes on a name from a fictional source, does it count as copyright infringement and liable to be sued?

    eg. Akira Tan, Iron Man Shen, Darth Vader Ong, Die Hard Lim, etc etc
    Sure thing, if you want to be laughed at all the time, whereever you go.....

    What copyright? Can I sue Christopher Lee for not being a christian but using my name?

    Its bad that the parents choose lousy/weird names for their kids, but to do it on your self, that's being silly....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    dunno leh...

    i might sue someone if they use Del_CtrlnoAlt...
    BTW, how to pronounce your nick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blive View Post
    BTW, how to pronounce your nick?
    there's a guy in SG called batman bin suparman

    and i also personally know a clerk that was in CMPB..his name was Wong Fei Hong..n his english name was Master...hence.. Master Wong Fei Hong..
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    Default Re: Taking on a fictional name as a real name?

    I know someone called Lin Jun Jie. Junjie is quite a common name, and he happens to have the common surname Lin, and it happens to be that of a famous singer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Am3thyst View Post
    there's a guy in SG called batman bin suparman

    and i also personally know a clerk that was in CMPB..his name was Wong Fei Hong..n his english name was Master...hence.. Master Wong Fei Hong..
    Well, don't let me catch him wearing underwear outside his tights....I will call police.... BTW, is that even in english?

    Wong is a common surname, and Fei Hong is also a common name. "master" is a title, and not a name. But then, you can always call yourself whatever you want. Just that you must be prepared to bear with being the butt of jokes.... With a name like that, just make sure he is a trained martial artist, else will get hantum all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    I know someone called Lin Jun Jie. Junjie is quite a common name, and he happens to have the common surname Lin, and it happens to be that of a famous singer.
    Well, it depends on who gets famous first, loh!

    Anyway, TS is asking about fictional names, and I did make a few mistake in the earlier post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blive View Post
    Well, don't let me catch him wearing underwear outside his tights....I will call police.... BTW, is that even in english?

    Wong is a common surname, and Fei Hong is also a common name. "master" is a title, and not a name. But then, you can always call yourself whatever you want. Just that you must be prepared to bear with being the butt of jokes.... With a name like that, just make sure he is a trained martial artist, else will get hantum all the time.
    nah..master is his REGISTERED ANGLO name..ie..his ENGLISH NAME..not a title..

    as for batman bin suparman..from what i know..he's indonesian..lol..pronounced as baadmaan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Am3thyst View Post
    nah..master is his REGISTERED ANGLO name..ie..his ENGLISH NAME..not a title..

    as for batman bin suparman..from what i know..he's indonesian..lol..pronounced as baadmaan

    So if he ever signed on and become Master sergeant, then he is Master Master Wong? Now what Corporal Master Wong? I think I will just stick with "chao Cpl" lah!

    A person's name decribes the person he is or aspire to be. So choosing a name is important indeed.
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    i have a friend who's alias is " Hellman "....direct translation from his cantonese name. hahahaha. too bad it isn't his english name, or it would be too cool.
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    Anybody met this guy before?



    (just Google Images for "Suparman")

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    maybe microsoft will take action against u first

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    dunno leh...

    i might sue someone if they use Del_CtrlnoAlt...
    was refering to u in my above post

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    Quote Originally Posted by bengchiat View Post
    maybe microsoft will take action against u first
    nah, microsoft din invent the keyboard.

    furthermore, think most OS uses Ctrl-Alt-Del for reset, wonder who will sue who's pants off.
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    Oh ya, mine pronounced as... Delete Control no Alternative. - the underscore is just so that the words look separated, and the no is purposely made small.
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    Default Re: Taking on a fictional name as a real name?

    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    Oh ya, mine pronounced as... Delete Control no Alternative. - the underscore is just so that the words look separated, and the no is purposely made small.
    Quite a mouthful. I am lazy, so if I meet you in person, I will call you del (pronounced "Dell") don't think del will sue you lah. You will be their walking advert.
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