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WIPO Increasingly Says Okay to Using Trademark Brands as Protest Tools

WIPO Increasingly Says Okay to Using Trademark Brands as Protest Tools

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/0,1000000097,39291329,00.htm

This is the kind of direction we need to see more of..  It’s an unhealthy and unsafe dynamic when brand holders can beat you up because you told the world “their brand stinks” via a website which incorporates their brand-name.  Taken to it’s illogical conclusion, we’d have to invent codewords to talk about the products and services we dislike. 

“”There is a certain inevitability” that more and more of the sites will be allowed, according to Wilbers. Companies will have to go along with it, he said, because there are too many sites and alternate sub-domains to police their branding effectively.

“Whether they like it or not, the internet is being used for such purposes,”"

Ya gotta love Free-speech.  Power to the people..  What the Internet is all about.

This entry was posted by frankschilling on Thursday, December 6th, 2007 at 3:09 PM and is filed under Domain Names (Domains), IP Issues, The Power of the Internet, Traffic, Type In Traffic, Web/Tech. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.


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