Search This Conversation.Boricuas Tainos.
Dear Boricuas Taina,
My name is Koa Feliciano, founder and owner of Boriken Warrior Studios.
It has recently come to my attention that you have transferred approximately 56 images from the Official Boriken Warrior Studios web site to your FaceBook account. I am very flattered that my images are to your sufficient liking to share them with others on your page. It is an honor to have my and the models appreciated in such a manner.
However, the images on the Boriken Warrior website have to be tightly controlled which is why they are all watermarked. Boriken Warrior Studios is a business and the images are intellectual property produced principally for commercial and cultural purposes.
An example of such use can be found at www.arrivalgame.com . Some images are being integrated into a Taino video game being produced by Vivos Entertainment. Many of the images will also be used to promote the video game as well as producing merchandise based on the game. Vivos Entertainment currently has exclusive rights to the images and they would not be receptive to the fact that those same images are being used outside of their control.
Boriken Warrior Studios is a legally registered business in the State of Puerto Rico. Certificado de Registro De Commerciante Codigo NAICS: 812920 Numero de Certificado: B00234170
The Business name and logo are also registered with the Departamento Del Estado effective 2004.
I am also going to ask you to click on the link below and read the entire page. I understand the tendency that people have to avoid reading legal stuff, but that page goes beyond legalities. I would very much appreciate you taking a few moments of your time to read it.
My images are registered with the United States Copyright Office in Washington, DC. That means that I have the ability to seek punitive damages against you for using the images without authorization. Punitive damages are currently set to a maximum of $150,000.00 per image..
In addition, Facebook stipulates in their TOS (Terms Of Service) that images containing nudity are not permitted. In other words, all it takes is one complaint from a Facebook user and your account may be shut down.
I understand that you probably used the images innocently and without being aware of copyright laws. That's understandable.
With all that in mind, I am sure that you will understand that the images from the Boriken Warrior Studios web site need to be deleted from your account. By doing so, you are protecting the work of myself and the models as well ensuring that your account remains open and available for others to share and enjoy.
Thank you for your understanding in this matter. And if you would like to contribute to the making of future images, feel free to contact me at anytime. And if you know of anyone who would like to become a model for Boriken Warrior Studios, don't hesitate to have them contact me.
I realize that you have great pride in the Taino culture. I would therefore be honored if you added yourself to my FB friends list.
Thank you for your time, consideration and especially for your interest in Boriken Warrior Studios.
Boriken Warrior Studios