[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: I'll let the Freemasons know Debian is distributing their trademark

On Tue, Jan 11, 2005 at 09:57:46AM -0500, William Ballard wrote:
> Regarding
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/01/msg00312.html
> I'll let the Freemasons know Debian is distributing their Trademarked 
> logo and diluting their trademark.
> I'm also going to write letters to Duracell, Namco, and Hummer.
> I don't think it's right to distribute other people's trademarked images 
> as merchandise, even if it's free.  It's fundamentally different than 
> reviewing the product in a magazine -- which has a purpose.  The purpose 
> of this is to market Debian and entice people to use it using other 
> people's trademarked property.
> I think the press will be interested to know that in this corner case 
> Debian chose to get away with whatever it can get away with until it 
> receives cease and desist letters because it thinks no one will enforce 
> these trademarks so the risk is small.  Or as I'm sure someone will say 
> "there's nothing wrong here" so naturally we can include say the NFL 
> logo, right?

You seem to be effectively diluting our list ... :)

Glenn Maynard

Reply to: