Dogon: Tim O’Reilly responds

May 31, 2006

Tim O’Reilly responds to the criticism over the C&D to a not for profit organisation daring to use Web 2.0 in their name.

I won’t repeat what he says, but there was one point which I found amazing:

At O’Reilly, we’ve even had to send a cease-and-desist letter once, to a company that was publishing technical books with the picture of an animal on the cover.

That’s right. Apparently now you can’t put an animal on the cover of your tech book! Doesn’t matter if it’s a picture of your pet dog, apparently O’Reilly has a Trade Mark that covers all animals.

Sorry Tim, you wonder why people get upset! This is trade mark law gone mad.

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