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Is it legal to use a title without earning it?

Sun May 05, 2013 5:23 pm

Can you call yourself something you did not do a study for?
Aren't titles legally protected?
In The Netherlands you can not give yourself a title. It is punishable by law.
If, for example, I would call myseld a lawyer or a doc, I'd be in trouble.
Even calling myself a press photographer is punishable by law if I did not do the right studies.
We know Colonel Parker got that title from a Governer and used it legally.
But who gave the title "Doc" to Carpenter?

Re: Is it legal to use a title without earning it?

Sun May 05, 2013 5:29 pm

Really?

Re: Is it legal to use a title without earning it?

Sun May 05, 2013 7:08 pm

No problem to use it as a pseudonym.

Re: Is it legal to use a title without earning it?

Sun May 05, 2013 7:45 pm

zolderopruiming1 wrote:Can you call yourself something you did not do a study for?
Aren't titles legally protected?
In The Netherlands you can not give yourself a title. It is punishable by law.
If, for example, I would call myseld a lawyer or a doc, I'd be in trouble.
Even calling myself a press photographer is punishable by law if I did not do the right studies.
We know Colonel Parker got that title from a Governer and used it legally.
But who gave the title "Doc" to Carpenter?


I think a poster on an internet forum can legally choose any title they like in a username.

It's not as if they're passing themselves off as a real colonel, sir, doctor or whatever...

Re: Is it legal to use a title without earning it?

Sun May 05, 2013 8:15 pm

zolderopruiming1 wrote:Can you call yourself something you did not do a study for?
Aren't titles legally protected?
In The Netherlands you can not give yourself a title. It is punishable by law.
If, for example, I would call myseld a lawyer or a doc, I'd be in trouble.
Even calling myself a press photographer is punishable by law if I did not do the right studies.
We know Colonel Parker got that title from a Governer and used it legally.
But who gave the title "Doc" to Carpenter?


The person who wrote the script for Change of Habit?

Re: Is it legal to use a title without earning it?

Sun May 05, 2013 9:46 pm

Bodie wrote:
zolderopruiming1 wrote:Can you call yourself something you did not do a study for?
Aren't titles legally protected?
In The Netherlands you can not give yourself a title. It is punishable by law.
If, for example, I would call myseld a lawyer or a doc, I'd be in trouble.
Even calling myself a press photographer is punishable by law if I did not do the right studies.
We know Colonel Parker got that title from a Governer and used it legally.
But who gave the title "Doc" to Carpenter?


The person who wrote the script for Change of Habit?


Very good, Bodie.

Frankly, the existence of this topic makes no rational sense. Let's review.

Elvis Presley made a film in 1969 called "Change of Habit." In that film his character's name was "Dr. John Carpenter." Elvis liked the moniker so much he sometimes used it as a pseudonym in real life. This forum, For Elvis CD Collectors, is dedicated to the man, his music and his career. Fans who sign up to be members may use any name and avatar they wish as their identity.

I love "Change of Habit," and I chose this as my login name:

drjohncarpenter

Not long after, a member of this forum sent me this perfect screen shot to use as my avatar:

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Can anyone explain how any member of this forum fails to make the connection?
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Re: Is it legal to use a title without earning it?

Sun May 05, 2013 9:48 pm

hmmm why dont u ask carolyn doc...oh wait i forgot.

Re: Is it legal to use a title without earning it?

Sun May 05, 2013 9:51 pm

Johnny2523 wrote:hmmm why dont u ask carolyn doc...oh wait i forgot.


You forgot I had nothing to do with this member leaving the forum?

Yes, correct. Thanks for chiming in. Glad you're not trying to be a jerk. ;-)

Re: Is it legal to use a title without earning it?

Sun May 05, 2013 9:54 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:hmmm why dont u ask carolyn doc...oh wait i forgot.


You forgot I had nothing to do with this member leaving the forum?

Yes, correct. Thanks for chiming in. Glad you're not trying to be a jerk. ;-)



Thank you very much!
It's what i do ::rocks

Re: Is it legal to use a title without earning it?

Sun May 05, 2013 10:10 pm

Johnny2523 wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:hmmm why dont u ask carolyn doc...oh wait i forgot.


You forgot I had nothing to do with this member leaving the forum?

Yes, correct. Thanks for chiming in. Glad you're not trying to be a jerk. ;-)



Thank you very much!
It's what i do ::rocks


What is that, exactly?

Re: Is it legal to use a title without earning it?

Mon May 06, 2013 2:47 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:hmmm why dont u ask carolyn doc...oh wait i forgot.


You forgot I had nothing to do with this member leaving the forum?

Yes, correct. Thanks for chiming in. Glad you're not trying to be a jerk. ;-)



Thank you very much!
It's what i do ::rocks


What is that, exactly?

Harassing you for no apparent reason , like several others here on this board.

Re: Is it legal to use a title without earning it?

Mon May 06, 2013 3:01 am

It is an old, good, solid nickname. I think it's in western movies.

This is a topic that is intended for a different purpose. I can imagine the target feels a great deal of pressure and discomfort right now, since he may not be able to influence the situation, nor may he be aware of whatever it was that went down. Carolyn is a very outspoken person, and Heaven only knows what went on. I do recall that particular post, and . . . well, it is forbidden to discuss it in the open. If one recalls the words in the post in question, one could perhaps imagine a theory of what may have transpired. But we cannot do that out here.

Meanwhile, another member is being put under a heat lamp for something he may have no authority to alter. While it seems quite Draconian, we have no idea what actually went down. The lady in question is a most outspoken individual. Use your imagination. Others made similar comments, but not the same comments. And nothing happened with those folks. Duh.

rjm

Re: Is it legal to use a title without earning it?

Mon May 06, 2013 11:32 am

Henceforth, I shall be referred to as Detective Barry Salad OBE.

Re: Is it legal to use a title without earning it?

Mon May 06, 2013 7:03 pm

promiseland wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:hmmm why dont u ask carolyn doc...oh wait i forgot.


You forgot I had nothing to do with this member leaving the forum?

Yes, correct. Thanks for chiming in. Glad you're not trying to be a jerk. ;-)



Thank you very much!
It's what i do ::rocks


What is that, exactly?

Harassing you for no apparent reason , like several others here on this board.


Apparently so. Jealousy is not an uncommon trait in the "Elvis World."

Re: Is it legal to use a title without earning it?

Tue May 07, 2013 10:05 pm

Johnny2523 wrote:hmmm why dont u ask carolyn doc...oh wait i forgot.


Don't say that or you'll be banned. :facep: Too late

Re: Is it legal to use a title without earning it?

Tue May 07, 2013 11:09 pm

zolderopruiming1 wrote: Can you call yourself something you did not do a study for?

In the United States... Yes.

zolderopruiming1 wrote: Aren't titles legally protected?

In the United States... Not necessarily.

zolderopruiming1 wrote:In The Netherlands you can not give yourself a title. It is punishable by law.

Sounds like a fun place!

zolderopruiming1 wrote:If, for example, I would call myself a lawyer or a doc, I'd be in trouble.
Even calling myself a press photographer is punishable by law if I did not do the right studies.

Simply calling yourself something (giving yourself a title) is not illegal in the United States.

What is illegal is to act (practice/work) as a lawyer, doctor, police officer, firefighter, public school teacher, etc., etc.,
without having the proper, legal credentials to back it up.



Five-star General Blue River :smt006

Re: Is it legal to use a title without earning it?

Wed May 08, 2013 9:53 am

Blue River wrote:
zolderopruiming1 wrote: Can you call yourself something you did not do a study for?

In the United States... Yes.

zolderopruiming1 wrote: Aren't titles legally protected?

In the United States... Not necessarily.

zolderopruiming1 wrote:In The Netherlands you can not give yourself a title. It is punishable by law.

Sounds like a fun place!

zolderopruiming1 wrote:If, for example, I would call myself a lawyer or a doc, I'd be in trouble.
Even calling myself a press photographer is punishable by law if I did not do the right studies.

Simply calling yourself something (giving yourself a title) is not illegal in the United States.

What is illegal is to act (practice/work) as a lawyer, doctor, police officer, firefighter, public school teacher, etc., etc.,
without having the proper, legal credentials to back it up.



Five-star General Blue River :smt006


Thank you for this information.

Re: Is it legal to use a title without earning it?

Thu May 09, 2013 9:26 am

zolderopruiming1 wrote:Thank you for this information.


You know, I took the time to answer the key question in your absurd post:

zolderopruiming1 wrote:But who gave the title "Doc" to Carpenter?


Even Marty Lacker has the courtesy to acknowledge when someone answers him. ;-)