Thursday, August 26, 2010


On Slashdot today:

"The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Facebook has sued a tiny start-up called over the use of 'book' in its name. The start-up, which has two employees, aims to provide tools for teachers to manage their classrooms and share lesson plans and other resources. 'Effectively they're bombing a mosquito here, and we're not sure why they want to do that,' co-director Greg Shrader told the Tribune. Facebook said its use of 'book' in its name is 'highly distinctive in the context of online communities and networking websites.' Facebook apparently is alleging that no other online 'network of people' can use the word 'book' in its name without violating its trademark."


You have to be kidding me, does Facecrook realize that internet "book"s have different types? Facebook, Teachbook, XXXbook, whatever! This is just stupid. I -really- hope the judge agrees with me on this one. How exactly does freedom of speech work if you stoop to the nonsence the lawyers are up to these days... for the REAL Spacebook


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