2006 interview with ‘mash up’ artist Girl Talk about, among other things, waiting for the cease and desists to arrive.
NY Times: Online Piracy Menaces Pro Sports:
In combating piracy, one method of enforcement is off limits, executives say. They will not, like the music industry did, sue individual fans who are uploading games to peer-to-peer platforms.
“I’d like to think we’ve learned some cautionary lessons from the music industry,” said Mr. Mellis of M.L.B. “What is the utility in suing individuals who are part of a larger chain of events?”
So a steady flow of cease-and-desist letters flow out of the offices of each league’s law firms. Moral suasion is used on foreign governments — M.L.B., for example, has been in discussions with the Chinese government about shutting sites there. Sometimes it works: Sopcast, a service that was begun as a project at Fudan University in Shanghai, now blocks M.L.B. games. (Virtually every other sport’s games can still be seen over the service).
DailyIndia: “Sindh High Court to hear Basmati Trademark Issue”
Cybersquatters, beware. Verizon said it’s been awarded $33.2 million in a default ruling against a San Francisco firm.
The default ruling, according to Verizon, said the firm, registrar OnlineNIC, “unlawfully registered at least 663 domain names that were either identical to or confusingly similar to Verizon trademarks.” The company was awarded $50,000 per name for OnlineNIC’s “bad-faith registrations” that were intended to steer traffic away from Verizon’s sites, it said.
Which list do you think the new WGN logo (right) was on? Brand New ranks logos.