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Re: THIS CHICK HAS RIPPED OFF CHRIS HART'S ENTIRE ACT!

Postby Pete Biro » July 23rd, 2006, 1:22 pm

Leno told me when a guy steals a comic's act, they ask him outside and beat the C out of him.
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Postby Guest » July 23rd, 2006, 3:45 pm

I don't believe,beating the crap out of anyone solves any problem. Look around the world! What separates us from the animals is our ability to reason. Christopher Hart suggests its the organizations and people who support the rip-offs that are the real culprits.That sounds very reasonable to me.-

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Postby George Prikkel » July 5th, 2008, 6:53 pm

Now they've posted it on YouTube:

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=mZvdUG8shbw

Shameful.

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Postby NCMarsh » July 5th, 2008, 7:35 pm

Leno told me when a guy steals a comic's act, they ask him outside and beat the C out of him.


These days they give him a regular series on Comedy Central...

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Postby Kevin Connolly » July 6th, 2008, 12:46 am

Now that's funny. Comedians fighting. Oofa! It has to be as bad as when a fight breaks out in the NBA.
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Postby MaxNY » July 6th, 2008, 9:54 am

Theft! Move for move, by known criminals...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMnk7lh9M3o

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Postby Rennie » July 6th, 2008, 5:12 pm

She is a thief obviously, but man is she good looking !!
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Postby Bill Duncan » July 6th, 2008, 5:25 pm

I don't know Max. That looked like an homage to me. Too much humor and imagaination to be theft...

Using a balding man as "Michael's" date was funny as hell.

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Postby David Oliver » July 6th, 2008, 7:31 pm

Yup, hers is a blatant rip-off of Chris' act. A few short clicks later and I stumbled on this next unbelievable thievery. Can anyone spot the not-so-subtle resemblance to another performer in this video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTRhTOPL ... re=related

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Postby Dustin Stinett » July 6th, 2008, 10:26 pm

The women all use the same plastic surgeon?

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Postby Rennie » July 7th, 2008, 1:32 am

Dustin Stinett wrote:The women all use the same plastic surgeon?

Very observant Dustin...
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Postby Bryan Miles » July 9th, 2008, 10:06 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTRhTOPL ... re=related

I apologize for the language here, but this guy has literally r*aped Copperfield's Cocoon Illusion here. And us magicians will proabably just let him do so in the name of "good" reality television...

*tisk*

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Postby 000 » July 9th, 2008, 1:51 pm

Oscar, Renzo, Mara....two of them are children of Hans Kazan ( the third the boyfriend of Mara) Hans Kazan had his own Dutch TV shows with the youngsters and I think he is quite respected in the Dutch community. He also opened a theatre in Spain ( not the same one?) and that I know for sure whent belly under.

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Postby Terry_Holley » July 10th, 2008, 3:27 pm

There's some interesting discussion going on over at the Cafe' since Magic Unlimited (the group under discussion) began posting earlier this week. I'm now the recipient of a couple Cafe' "private messages" expressing "MU's" displeasure with my comments!

Here are the links for those interested:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... &forum=217

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... 10&forum=7

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... 9&forum=44

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... 42&forum=7

Maybe Christopher Hart could chime in over there!

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Postby 000 » July 16th, 2008, 11:18 am

Come in Tim Ellis from down under. Isnt their name a bit of a direct crib of yourselves? Magic Unlimited that is.

Its also a pity that they had to crib the Chris Hart act.....theyre defenitely good enough enough without the cribsheets.

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Postby Rudy Coby » July 18th, 2008, 11:31 pm

I think we can all agree that it would be a completely different act if she performed it naked.

Just a suggestion to see if it would have a better reaction here.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » July 19th, 2008, 12:10 am

I'll watch a naked woman do magic any day of the week as long as she isn't you-know-who doing you-know-what with a thumbtip.
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Postby David Nethery » September 8th, 2008, 11:48 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Hey, this should be a lively discussion. Take a look at this:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=umEH1J8Vbdg
Not sure what country the clip is from (Holland, Germany?), but this girl does Chris Hart's entire hand act almost move for move! (Except, that is, when the male hand grabs her bosom.) I'm not kidding, you really have to watch it.
Someone out there should alert Chris, though I'm not sure what he can do about it.


Ok, have you seen this one ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84uvxJ5CuuU

Someone alert Tina Lenert . While not as charming or interesting as Tina's original act , the whole concept is just a little too similar.

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Postby Ken Northridge » September 9th, 2008, 1:10 am

Yes, that's a Tina Lenert concept.

How about this Lance Burton rip off?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK1puk_qiiU

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Postby Tim Ellis » September 9th, 2008, 1:38 am

I notice Magic Mara has disabled comments for her "Tribute To Tina Lenert" and yes, that is definitely an "Inspired by Lance Burton" act...

I do wonder though, with all the good material the Dutch Magic Unlimited has, why they feel free to copy the acts of other well known performers?

It really damages their reputation.

I doubt that they'd EVER be invited to perform at FISM and if they entered the comp with those acts they'd be booed off the stage.

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Postby Jim Roberts » September 9th, 2008, 7:38 am

If memory serves, the late John Ritter dubbed the Dutch Magic Unlimited, "The Hanson's of magic". Now Hanson may have been silly and trite but they were at least original. "The Milli-Vanilli of magic" might have been more appropriate.
It's bad enough when the local hack who never performs outside his/her home town does stuff like this. If an act seeking international status does it, it is even more abominable. At least credit the originator of the stuff you borrowed sans permission. It might not lessen what you did, but at least you don't let people think you came up with it yourself while presuming the real creator is the rip-off artist.
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Postby Shawn Farquhar » September 9th, 2008, 1:50 pm

I think it is so sad that this video continues to play on youtube. It was posted in 2006! I contacted Chris back then and yet Mara and friends continue to rip off material. I would hope if Chris would contact youtube that they would remove the offending video first and then go after these thieves...

David Oliver posted a video earlier in this post of a Copperfield rip off. This guy has even done Fearson's laser cutting ... http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=dgKNgecVUCc&NR=1

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Postby magicuk » September 9th, 2008, 4:10 pm

Why don't you try and contact them and talk about it directly with the people concerned ? Has Chris Hart contacted them ?
Has Tina contacted them ? tho these videos are old i am sure if they really cared they would act upon it if not why patent them in the first place ?

just my 2 cents

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Postby Richard Kaufman » September 9th, 2008, 4:17 pm

The law does not protect most magic acts or tricks. You can't contact YouTube and produce a document that shows legal ownership, like copyright or trademark infringement. Without legal proof that the person is stealing something you own, you can't get videos withdrawn.
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Postby Timothy Hyde » September 9th, 2008, 7:33 pm

My only thought while watching the Magic Mara piece
was that she should be arrested for "mugging".
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Postby Jim Roberts » September 9th, 2008, 11:09 pm

Actually I have seen them yank videos for specious 3rd party complaints based on copyright issues (which often turn out to be a mask for political differences, but that is a subject for another forum)
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Postby magicuk » September 10th, 2008, 3:33 am

Even tho this happend many years ago if everyone feel so strongly about why has nothing been done ? i saw some post about this on Magic Cafe too but have no-one done anything ?

The creators are the ones who need to sort it out but might it be in thier intrest to keep the videos up there ?

Could there be a hidden agenda ?

It sound very suspicious to me that non of them have sent them a letter etc. If they really felt passionate about thier act and how they have been "Ripped off" i am sure they would do something about it right ?.

I see comments on this forum that chris wrote why did he not just write directly to them ?

Just my 2 cents

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Postby Tim Ellis » September 10th, 2008, 9:59 am

magicuk wrote:The creators are the ones who need to sort it out but might it be in thier intrest to keep the videos up there ?

Could there be a hidden agenda ?



Not in my wildest dreams can I imagine what kind of "hidden agenda" Christopher Hart or Tina Lenert might have in wanting rip-offs of their signature acts to stay on YouTube.

Could you please explain what you mean.

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Postby magicuk » September 10th, 2008, 6:02 pm

well if you take into account everyone here is going crazy about it why had chris hart or tina contacted them ? i mean if its such an issue i am sure it would be in thier intrest to contact them right ? ?

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Postby Tim Ellis » September 10th, 2008, 7:06 pm

I know you said that, but you also said "it out but might it be in thier intrest to keep the videos up there ? Could their be a hidden agenda?"

What "hidden agenda" are you referring to?

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Postby Irving Quant » September 10th, 2008, 9:02 pm

Common guys, if she is going to steal something,she should steal something better. If I were to steal something of Christopher's, I'd steal that Torn and Restored Music paper routine. She should be arrested for being an idiot.

Not that I condone stealing of acts either.

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Postby magicuk » September 11th, 2008, 6:39 am

well hidden agenda i mean like david copperfield gets all the videos he don't want on youtube he has them taken off. so chris and tina can flag the video in terms of copyright and have them take off. It been like 4 years or 3 years since it was posted action has to be taken by the person who it affects.

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Postby Magic Newswire » September 11th, 2008, 9:13 am

Chris did comment on this when the issue was first raised and indicated that he was consulting with an attorney.

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Postby magicuk » September 11th, 2008, 9:24 am

he just gave a very generic statement to a friend to post. We are all ranting about this Chick which i find terribly sexist anyway but just to round it of it just alot of ranting but action and what good is that ?

I am sure u want results correct ?


i have read all the posts and non of you have said anything which could be done as magicians if your so botherd.

Letter from all and Chris hart ?

Ask the youtube host to take it down ?

The list can go on but non of it has been actioned so does it mean your not really that botherd.

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Postby Tim Ellis » September 11th, 2008, 10:32 am

So is that his "Hidden Agenda"?

He's not actually "bothered" by it?

What is your "hidden agenda" for coming on to the Genii Forum and making only 6 posts, all in this thread, implying that Chris is not really bothered by Mara's rip-off of his act?

Do you think it's ok for Mara to copy his act then?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » September 11th, 2008, 10:38 am

David Copperfield's videos were from copyrighted television shows. As the owner of the copyright, he can ask YouTube to have them removed.
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Postby magicuk » September 11th, 2008, 11:43 am

because the same as you i am entitled to an opinion and i took part in this forum because i saw the subject and found it intresting just to correct you i have also taken part in another subject. Tim Ellis i hope this solved your line of enqiry.


TIm Quote: implying that Chris is not really bothered by Mara's rip-off of his act?

Thats 100% correct he does not care at all if this would be your act that you don't want anyone else to do you would be slightly more verbal about it and get something done. I mean a letter to the group could be all it takes to get it removed or find out the real reason for them to doing it ?.

I think it good to hear what you think

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Postby Richard Kaufman » September 11th, 2008, 12:16 pm

magicuk, I think you should try using capital letters and punctuation in your posts so your meaning is more clear.
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Postby magicuk » September 11th, 2008, 12:34 pm

The same as yourself I am entitled to my personal opinion, I took part in this forum because I saw the subject (Topic) and found it rather intresting so i took part.
Just to inform you i have also taken part in other subjects in this same forum.

Mr Tim Ellis I hope this solved your line of enqiry.


Tim Quote: implying that Chris is not really bothered by Mara's rip-off of his act?

Thats 100% correct i belive that he does not care at all, if this would be your act that you don't want anyone else to do you would be slightly more verbal about it.
A letter to the group could have been all it takes to get it removed or find out the reason for them to doing it ?.

I think it's good to hear what you guys think and i am very sorry for the lack of capital letters and punctuation in my posts i thought i was abit more laid back.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » September 11th, 2008, 12:50 pm

Your assumption that Chris Hart doesn't care about this is not true. He cares greatly.
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