Will the real Dave Ryder please stand up?

There is a guy from Wirral (The Metropolitan Borough of Wirral is a metropolitan borough of Merseyside, North West England) named Dave Coroner, who plays music: here is his myspace page.

For obvious reasons he doesn’t really care for his given surname, so he decided to take the stage name Dave Ryder. Here is his alter ego’s myspace page.

When I found out about this, I contacted him thru myspace, and here is a transcript of my original message, and his subsequent reply:

“—————– Original Message —————–
From: ..The Dave Ryder Band..
Date: 29 Oct 2008, 00:34

hi i’m dave ryder

you are not

so what i dont really give a shit what u call urself

but if u hit the big time i’ll probably sue u

nothing personal

l8r
dave

Here is his reply:
From:
Dave Coroner
myspace.com/davecoroner

Date:
Nov 14, 2008 3:20 AM
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Subject:
RE: hi from the real dave ryder

Body:
Haha,

cool, no worries, if i hit the big time gimme a shout

I’ve gotta say, loads of people have said its a great stage name, so well done you for havin it for real…

Take it easy the real dave ryder

Dave Ryder (The imitator)”

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He seems a friendly enough chap, but all kidding aside it’s bullshit that he is doing this, and I am currently researching my legal options to make him cease and desist. After all, I AM the real Dave Ryder, and he is an imposter.

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2 comments ↓

#1 Anonymous on 02.03.09 at 1:50 pm

it seems someone hit the big time with my name(except for the middle which is probably the loop hole)but if you haven’t trademarked it(i know you and you probably have) there could be the gotcha.

#2 Don Cole on 02.07.09 at 1:03 am

I’m confused, how many Dave Ryders are there?