Hikvision Illicitly Uses Back To The Future In Marketing

By Conor Healy and John Honovich, Published on Jul 03, 2020

NBCUniversal told IPVM that Hikvision UK's ongoing coronavirus marketing campaign using NBCUniversal's assets was not allowed. Hikvision mass deleted the marketing after IPVM inquired with the company.

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Inside this note, we examine what Hikvision UK did, what NBCUniversal's position is, what unfair competitive advantage this gave Hikvision, and why corporations rarely engage in such abuse.

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** *** **** **** on*** '**** ** ********' brochure, ** ********* *****:

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** *********** *********, *.*., below:

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****, ********* ******** **** as *********** ******* **** been ***** **, ** shown *****:

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Spielberg **** ** *** ****** ** *********'* **** ** ********

*** ********* ********* ******** is ****** ******** **** the ***** ***** ****** 'Back ** *** ******', as *** ********** ***** shows:

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*********'* ******** ********* ****** artwork **** *** **** to *** ****** **** franchise, **** ********* "****** Spielberg ********" **** "********* presents".

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** ** ***** ***** from *********, *** *** we **** ***** **** modifications ** *** **** to *** ****** **** or ********/****. **** **** be ******** ** ** our ********** ******** *************.

Unfair ********* *** *********

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Hikvision *******

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********* **************** **** ************** ** ****'* ******* for ******* ******:

***** *** *** **** inquiry, ** **** ******* from **********.

*******, ************** ********* ******* the ********* **** ***** Hikvision ** ******** ** well ** **** ******* social ***** ***** **** had **** ** *** marketing.

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*** *** *** **** when ** *** *** ad, ******* * *** was *******, ** *** so ******.

*******... *** ****?

*** ****!

****** **** *’* **** IPVM ******’* ** ***** after ****

*** ****, ** ****** has ******** ** *** video ************ ************ (********** Avigilon, ****, ****, *******, Milestone, ** ***** *** names) ***** ********* **** this, **'* ** ***** to ******.

*** *******, ******, ** that '****** ****' (**** for * *** ******) would ** ******** ** do ********* **** **** that ** ** ********* wrong. **** ** *** rocket *******. ** ***** evidently ** *** ** Hikvision ** ** ********* management *** **** "*** did *** *** ********** to *** **** ****** movie ****** *******?"

***. ** **** ******* paying *** **** ************ just ** *** *** accuse **** *** **** personally ** *********** **** little ***** ***? ** infringement ** ***** ** matter *** **** **.

* *** *** **** a ****** **** ***** so * **** ******* to **** *** **********. And ** * ** NOT **** ***** **** UD *******. **** ******* guy ** *** ********.

***** ****** ***** ***** are **** *********'* "**** to ********" ********. **** have ***** **** *******.

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****** *** ***** *** obnoxious ****** “*** *** normal”, ***** *** ****** be ***** **** ** premise.

*** **** ** ***** the ****’* ********, ******— it ******* ** ********* immediately. *** **** ** USING *** ********, ************ without *** *****... “*****, hello, ******* ****? ***? Think *****, *****!”

*** *** *** **** the *** ** **** logo ** ********** *********, that's ** ** ** bad *****, *** ** say ** ***** *** an ****** ********* ******* people **** *** ***** is *** *******...

********, * **** *** this ********** ******* *** is ******** ******* *******.

* ***** *** ********* reports ** **** ******* very ****, *** ************ find *** ********* **** interesting, *** **** ****** has **** ********* ** why * ****** ** read ****.

*** ** *** ** gives *** ** ****** advantage

*** ****, ********* *** much ******* ****** ********** than ****.

********** ******* ***

** ***, *** *****'* largest ***** ************ ************ is ********* **** ** ignore *** **** **** apply ** *** **** of *** ********.

**** ****** *** **** relevance ** *** * choose ** **** ****.

*********** * **** ******* this **** *** * last ****, ***** *** **** of ****** *** ****** to ****** ** **** on ****. ** ********* and ***** ******** **** yourself ***'* **** ********* to ** **********, ***'* do ******* ***** ****** like ****.

** **** ******* ** unfair *********... *** ******** to ******** ** *** copyright ** ** ***** which *** ***** ******* shaped *** ********** *** society ** * *** no ***** **** *** lay ****** **, ********** one **** *** ******** 35 ***** *** (*** old **** **** **** you ****?), ** * flagrant **** ** *** face, * ****, ** something **** **** ** us *** *’*** ***** consider * ******** **** of *** *********. * know *** ****** *** ad ***** ****** ** screen ***** ******* **** spammy ***** ** *** banter **** *** ** email ***, ** *** was *********** ***** ** it.

********* ** * *******, and *** *** *** many ******* *******. *** ongoing ********* **** ******* them ** ** ** means ***********, *** ****** to * ****** ******* which ****** *** ********** eyes ** **** **** any ** ** *** begin ** **** **** Honovich ****** ***, ***** that, ** ****** ***** would ***, “** *** put **** **** ** it, *** *** ********** anything.” ** *****’* ** so ****** — *** IPVM ****-***** ********, ****-****, will **** ********** ******** consequences *** *** ** us, *** **** ************, but ********.

**** *'* ********. ** this *******? *** *** really ****** **** **** is **** ***** *** that ** * **** thing?

* ** ****** ** see *** **** * company **** ** **** power & ***** ********* to ****** *** **** over ********** **** * belligerent ***** ******.

*******, ************** ********* ******* the ********* **** ***** Hikvision ** ******** ** well ** **** ******* social ***** ***** **** had **** ** *** marketing.

**** ****** **** **** like ********* ** ********** having ** ***** *** stash ******** *** **** police *** ** ***** door?

*** **** ****** **** ipvm **** ******** ** "hik ******** ****** ****** without ******* *****"

** *** ***** ** should ********* ** ********* for ******* **** *** for ********* ***** ******* else's ************ ********?

**** ****, * ****** there ** ** * NO ******.

****** *** *** **** just *** ********:

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**** *** ******* **** brought *** ***********.

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***** *** **** *** adding *** *******. ******* back * ***** *** how ******* ******* ********* of *** ***** ***** miss *** ********** ** the ******.

* ** ** ** way ** *********'* ****, I **** **** ******** and ***********. ****** **** that * **** *** play *****'* ********...

***** * **** ****** referencing ** ******** ********** in ** ****. ** cultural ********** ***** **** of *********** ******, ***** books *** ******* *****. Why ** * ** this, ******* **'* * part ** **, **'* who *'** ***** ** to ****** ** *** works ** *** *'** connected ****.

** * *** **** what ********* *** **** here, * ***** **** at ***** ******* *** fonts *** ****** *** rather **** ********* *** off *** **** ***** entirely. * ***** **** made **** **** ** an ****** ** ********* it ****** **** **** it ********.

****** **** ****, ***** I ** ***** ** doing **? **** ** the **** *** ****** in ***** * ******** background **** ******* ** me, *** **** ****** Spielberg?

********* *** *** **** written ** *** ****** to ******* *** ******, but ***** ** *** line?

**** ** *** **** use ******

**** *** ******* ** non-commercial **********, *** ********* campaigns. **** ***** ** **********'* **** explaining **, *******:

**** *** ** * legal ******** **** ******** freedom ** ********** ** permitting *** ********** *** of *********-********* ***** ** certain *************.******* *** ** *** Copyright *********** *** ********* ********* for *********** ******* ********* is * **** *** and ********** ******* ***** of ****—**** ** *********, comment, **** *********, ********, scholarship, *** ********—** ******** of ********** **** *** qualify ** **** ***.

*'** **** *****'* *****'* advocate...

** **** **** **** (emphasis ****):

This **** *** ****, *******, **** *** ********* ********* *** ************* **** *** **** *** *** ********** **** *** *** ****; instead, courts will balance the purpose and character of the use against the other factors below. Additionally, “transformative” uses are more likely to be considered fair. Transformative uses are those that add something new, with a further purpose or different character, and do not substitute for the original use of the work.

*** *** ********* ******* be ********** **************? *'* not ****.

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** *** ***, ** could ** * **** where ********* *** ******* wrong, *** ************ *** to *** ************ ** defend ***** **********/**********, *** it's ******* ** **** avoid ************* **** ** actually **** *** ****'* allowed *** ****'* ***.

**** ***** ******** ** corporations ******* ********* ********* modifying *** ***** / trademark ** ***** ****** movies, ******* *** ***** holder's **********? **'* ****** well *********** **** ***** things *** *** *******.

**** ***** **** ******, he **** **********. **** for ********* ** ****, no? ** ****** ** hold ********* ** * lower ********?

*** *** **** ***** John - *** *** expecting *** ** ****** a ***** ******** - that ** *** ** Government, ** **** ** can *****.

***** *** *** *** bar **** *** *** regrettably, *** **** ******** it - *** ***** Trumps ********* ********* ** copyright *** ** ******* giving *** ** ****** advantage ** ***** *** seek ** *** ******** - **?

****** * ******'* **** to ******* *** ********* error ** *** ***, it's * ****** **** to ***** ******* *** US ********** **** **** have **** ** * policy ** ****** ** promoting *** *********.

**** **** ***.....

***** *** *** *** bar **** *** *** regrettably, *** **** ******** it

** ** *****'* *****? :)

** ** *****, * am *** ********* ***** in *** *** ** there's ** ****** ****.

****** * ******'* **** to ******* *** ********* error ** *** ***

********* *****? ********* ** a $** ******* ******* with **,*** *********. **** ran ** ** * marketing ********. *** *** welcome ** *** **** you **** *** ********* needs ** ** *********** for *** **********.

*** ****** ** **** you ****** *** ** Government ** * ********* for ************ ** *********, when **** ********** *** led ** ******* *** has ** ****** *** the **** ** *** and ********* ******* *********. Yes *** *** ***** and ****** ** **** to ******* - *** the ** ********** ****** also ** **** ** account *** ***** ******* the **** ***** - no?

****** *****? **** ** set *** ********* *** continues ** ** **......***** good *** *** *****....

*** **** ********* ****** be ****** ** ****** own **** "** ** I ***, *** ** I **" - *** that's *** **** ** so **** ******, **** is **** ***.

*** *** ***** ** your ******** ** "**** policy" *** ******* *** US ***'*, **** **** have **** ***** ********* on *** *****.

*** ****** **** **** complaining ***** ***** ***** their ***** *** ***** - **** ****** **'* not ************US **** *** - depending on the venue.

**** ** **** ******* explaining ****** ** ****

*** ****** ** **** you ****** *** ** Government ** * ********* for ************ ** *********

**** ** * ******* Western ***** *****. *********,*** ** *** ********* law*** * ********************** *** **** *******. *** *** ******* that ** *** ** what ********* *** ** legal?

*** *******, **** **** logic, ******* **** **********, can * **** ** illustration ** **** **** and *** ** **** marketing ******** ****** ****?

***** ** * **** obvious ******* ** [********* or *****] ** ********* stupid *** ********* ********* international **** *** [**** asks * ******** ***** it] *** **** [***** removes ********* **** ****** eye, * ** *.*.*. censorship ******* ** "******" the ******** *** ******* citizens]

* ****** **** ***** be *** **** **** didn't ***** *********? ***** Hikvision **** ******** *** sued *** ******** ** held ***********? ** ***** they **** *** **** with ** ** ***** echo-chamber ** ********** *** none ** ** ***** even ** ***** ** all?

*'* ****** * ***** that ** **, ** American ******** ******* ***** & ******** *** *******, tried ** ** **** kind ** ***** **'* get * ***** *** desist ** ** ****, and ******** **** **** to ***** **** *** money ** *****.

*********... **** ******* ** PRC ********** ******, ******, and ************ *********? ********? No *** **** ***** that ****'** ****** ** atrocities, ******** ***** ****, but ** ***** ******* to ******'* ********.

********* * ****** **** the ***** **** **... (This ***'* ** ********** or ********* ****, * greatly ********** *** ******** and ********* **** ** raising)

******* *** **** ************ ***** ** ******... which ** *** *** PRC ** ******-****** **'* implementation ** ***** ******* plan ** *** *** world

EDIT: ******* **** ** *** *** ****** *********

*********** *****'* ******** ***** is ********* ** ***** everything **** *** *** their ***** ** **** should *** **** ** a ******** ** ******. What ** * ********, to ** ** *****, is **** **** ****** it ** *******. *** are ****-** ******* ***** are ** ************* *** them. ****** *** ******* a ****** ****** ** the ****** ***** ******* on ** *** ******* business ***** *** **** are ***** *** **** accountable.

* ***** ***'** ****** a **** *** **** out ** * ****** person *** ****** **** were ***** ****. *** cares?

**** ** ** ***** used ** *** **** marketing ***** *** * marketing ******** **** **** beyond ** ********** “******” person. ** **** *** a ****** ****** ***** post **** * “******” person’s *******, * ***** agree **** ***. *******, this *** * ******* marketing ********, **** *****?

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#**, ***'* ********** ***, using **** ****, '********':

****** ** ****'* *******, this ****'* **** * social ***** ******* ******. Hikvision ***** **** ********* front *** ****** ** their******* ********, *** *** *** with **.

***'* *'* ** * big ********** ** ********* - *** *** **** person ** ****** ****. I ***** **** **** bigger ************** **** ***** a *** ******** **** the **** ** *** Future ****. ***'* ***** on *****

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