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Old 04-30-2008, 07:11 PM   #1
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Alright here's the scoop folks.

I was contacted by the NFL a few days ago and they had a big problem with our highlight videos. Warpathfilms.com is no more and there will be no more highlight videos supplied or hosted by this site. I know it stinks but what can you do? Also, please do not post any links to youtube that feature any sort of Redskins videos as we will be forced to take them down, no questions asked. That also goes for those homemade highlight videos that get passed around, please do not post them here.

Also, we can no longer use any Redskins logos on the site which includes our banners and site skins. We're in the process of coming up with some new designs so please bear with us. We're not sure what will happen with the avatars as I'm waiting for clarification as to whether we can use player pictures. In the meantime I had to remove any avatars that had a Redskins logo incorporated into it, so that's why some avatars disappeared the last few days.

Finally, and this is the big one, we can't use the domain name redskinswarpath.com anymore. We'll be switching back to thewarpath.net in the next few days, so be sure to change your bookmarks accordingly.

Well, I think that's it. It stinks but what are you gonna do. It's not like I'm in the position to butt heads with the NFL and any of our attorneys here would probably agree that when it comes to intellectual property, we were probably in clear violation of that. The NFL doesn't take this stuff lightly and we had no choice but to comply. They were very cooperative in allowing us to make the necessary changes without pursuing legal action, so for that we should be grateful.

So again, the major change is with the domain name. The NFL will be taking ownership of redskinswarpath.com in the next few days so that domain will no longer point here. We'll back to thewarpath.net as our main domain name, so be ready. I'll give the site a heads up before the change goes through.

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Old 04-30-2008, 07:16 PM   #2
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So that's why you changed that top thing. I'll try not to post any videos. Does that mean people's avatar's can't be the Skin's logo?
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:20 PM   #3
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just wondering, who contacted you? was it a head honcho or a lawyer? Despite the fact that this is really shitty news, it must have been cool being called by the NFL.
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:23 PM   #4
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Before you give ownership of Redskinswarpath.com to the NFL, I would check into to making them purchase it. I would comply with everything else to avoid a hassle, but I'd check that out with an attorney. There is value to that website address- SI has had a hotlink for some time. There's gotta be some skins fans lawyers out there who read this and can give some advice.
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:23 PM   #5
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just wondering, who contacted you? was it a head honcho or a lawyer? Despite the fact that this is really shitty news, it must have been cool being called by the NFL.
attorneys for the NFL

yeah I guess it's kinda cool but in the end it sucks, it wasn't exactly the kind of circumstances that I wanted to be contacted by the NFL under.
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:27 PM   #6
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Man that really sucks. Do you think they are going to be making the rounds of all NFL fan sites and telling them to take logos/videos down? Just another thing to mark down under "No Fun League". It won't affect the boards that much but this is just something that strikes me the wrong way.
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:34 PM   #7
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This comes directly from the NFL?
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:34 PM   #8
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Another example of the man sticking it to you... Did you pay and registar that Redskinswarpath.com domain?
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That sucks!!!This explains why my cookies for the site wouldn't work.I know you're saying the NFL but do you think the Danny had anything to do with it?
As an outsider I'll say that this site is 100 times better than exstrem skins and you guys should be very proud!!I believe the danny is jealous!
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:41 PM   #10
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Man that really sucks. Do you think they are going to be making the rounds of all NFL fan sites and telling them to take logos/videos down? Just another thing to mark down under "No Fun League". It won't affect the boards that much but this is just something that strikes me the wrong way.
I don't know... they could if they want to that's for sure. I'm not sure why we got on their radar.
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That sucks!!!This explains why my cookies for the site wouldn't work.I know you're saying the NFL but do you think the Danny had anything to do with it?
As an outsider I'll say that this site is 100 times better than exstrem skins and you guys should be very proud!!I believe the danny is jealous!
I doubt it, it's not like we're new to the scene. I think this would have happened a long time ago if the team had a problem with us.
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This comes directly from the NFL?
Yes, what part of NFL do you not understand? j/k
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:47 PM   #13
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i always typed in thewarpath.net anyways, just a habit . i really dont get some of the stuff, but i guess if their lawyers say so then i guess thats just how it is.
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This sucks. At least they didn't shut the site down. I would rather never post again then join ES. Personallly ES is one of the worst forums I've ever seen, and I'm very lucky that this site showed up first when I searched for "Redskins Forum" on Yahoo otherwise I would have joined ES.

However if you do see me on ES it'll be because I'm having a fun time creating the most pointless threads and watching them blossom into 12 page topics. Ok so maybe thats trolling, but I'm sure I could find a way to rationalize it.
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:57 PM   #15
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i always typed in thewarpath.net anyways, just a habit . i really dont get some of the stuff, but i guess if their lawyers say so then i guess thats just how it is.
I always used thewarpath.net too

The only reason I changed it was to help the search engine rankings, now that's gonna go to shit with another domain change but oh well, they'll come back eventually.
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