This is the kind of post I hate. Passive-aggressive, and utterly useless. "Going forward" is exactly what I am attempting to achieve... What you are engaging in is pure speculation and pointless rhetoric. What exactly do you expect to accomplish by speculating on the personal dealings between Paul Cornford and SE? Do you actually have anything productive to say, or are you just practicing for a career in politics?lienffur wrote:SabbadiusUSA - how did this thread get to be a caps discussion?
We're talking about the fact that Paul Cornford has said that he didn't give any one person or company permission to make Cornford amps...
Yes, Straight Edge has been making the amps. Yes, their director also registered 'Cornford Amplification Ltd' as a company & a trademark in Nov 2008, and is listed as Cornford's director.
Straight Edge says this was done to protect Paul's interest, with his full knowledge; Paul says he did not find out until months later.
Amps made by Paul/Martin back in the day vs those made recently by SE may be 100% identical, but the concept of 'legitimacy' is down to what the amp's owner feels about Paul's involvement in manufacture, or otherwise.
Legitimacy in legal terms is another matter entirely. I would think the person who owns the company name & trademark is 'legitimately' able to build 'Cornford'-branded amps.
In this case, it would appear that it wasn't Paul Cornford, which is at the heart of the conflicting statements between Paul & SE.
Until they iron out their differences - which ain't gonna happen with a continuing 'he said, she said' discussion on here, with Joe Public endlessly speculating about the 'real' truth - then none of us will ever know which bits of whose accounts is the truth.
Can we please have a positive announcement about what is happening, going forward? Otherwise, it's already history...
I know exactly what is going on with Cornford and their relationship with SE, but it would serve no productive purpose discussing it here, or on any other forum.