September 20, 2003
Stuff your censorship where the Sun don't shine

It is a lucky coincidence that corporations defend their unreasonable trademark and other IP rights so forcefully that we are never in doubt that they really shouldn't have those rights at all. Recent cases in point are the Fox vs Franken lawsuit on the use of the term 'Fair and Balanced' and then there's Sun's Terms of Use. They actually believe that they can reserve the right to mention Sun brands in sentences of particular forms, as reported by Cory Doctorow. Examples are along the following lines:

WRONG (verbs)
"I Java-tized my applications."
"I improved my applications with Java technology."

Posted by Claus at September 20, 2003 10:16 PM | TrackBack (0)
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