[d at DCC] (US) Copyright or Trademark issue?
russell at flora.ca
Wed Feb 4 15:55:22 EST 2009
Scott Elcomb wrote:
> Hi all,
> I came across a story from Newser today that kinda makes me shake my head.
> The article claims this as a Copyright issue but strikes me as a
> Trademark problem.
>From the NYPost article it references:
"A Citigroup spokeswoman said, 'As a matter of course, we work to
protect the value of our trademarks.'"
This is yet another reminder of why RMS is right, and that the term
"Intellectual property" is simply a bad idea. It was the uninformed
reporter (Andy Geller) that injected the incorrect word "copyright" into
a story that clearly related to a trademark dispute.
The idea that professional writers who believe they make their living
from "copyright" have no idea what the term actually means shouldn't
surprise anyone here ;-) In their case they most often confuse the
term "contract" with "copyright".
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