[LINK] Freedom of Expression (TM)

Howard Lowndes lannet@lannet.com.au
Mon, 3 Feb 2003 13:42:24 +1100 (EST)


On Mon, 3 Feb 2003, Chirgwin, Richard wrote:

> Before too l***[1] we'll all have to talk in code. The bloodsucking
> l******[2] will try to own the language. I hoped to d*dge [3] the issue by
> shutting up, but after two days I had a notice from John Cage's lawyers
> claiming I had violated his copyright in 2880 successive performances. 
> 
> ******* of the world, rise **![4]

Sorry Richard, you can't use "W*rld", I think you might just have 
worldcom's eagles on you, especially if you try to register world.com :)


> 
> RC
> 
> [1: Phrase copyright to Paul Kelly.]
> [2: Like I need to defend a class action by the B.L.s]
> [3: Trademarked by a car company.]
> [4: Removed on advice from the administrators of the estate of Karl Marx.]
> [Any resemblance between these footnotes and any other footnotes is entirely
> accidental.]
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ash Nallawalla [mailto:nospam@crm911.com]
> > Sent: Monday, 3 February 2003 08:58
> > To: link@anu.edu.au
> > Subject: [LINK] Freedom of Expression (TM)
> > 
> > 
> > "Kembrew McLeod, an artist and assistant professor at the 
> > University of
> > Iowa, believes that "freedom of expression" -- or at least 
> > the phrase --
> > belongs to him, because he registered it as a trademark in 
> > 1998. And now
> > that AT&T is using the phrase in some print ads, he wants 
> > them to stop."
> > - Houston Chronicle
> > 
> > http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/business/1747111
> > 
> > - Ash
> > 
> > 
> > --
> > 
> > Ash Nallawalla, MACS
> > CRM and Lead Management Consulting
> > http://crm911.com/
> > 
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