I saw this cease-and-desist story the other day and the more I think about it the more it bothers me. I mean who are they kidding? What they're saying is that because 'Godzilla' is a registered trademark, that 'zilla' can't be used either. That's like Microsoft trying to bully anyone with 'soft' at the end of their name (Eep! I hope I'm not giving them ideas...). Ludicrous. '' isn't trademarked-- maybe it should be. Sigh.

Related: Lawrence Lessig's Free Culture speech


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PapaScott said:

I guess you'd run into double trouble with ''.


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