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Re: Logo rip-off

Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> wrote:
>   2. Swedish law provides protection agains "confusingly similar"
>      trademarks only when the two marks in question denote goods of
>      the same or similar kinds. (Varum=E4rkeslag 1960:644, 6 =A7). This
>      is not the case here.

I don't think white goods and software are yet the same class
of goods.

>   3. That leaves the copyright to the swirl, [...]

It feels a bit odd to suggest that we allege copyright infringement
over using a modified debian logo for another purpose.  I thought
the logo copyright was transferred to SPI to allow it to be
licensed following the DFSG.

Elektrostore jumped the gun, but should we slap them now only
to issue a public copyright licence soon? Seems like a waste of
time, that one. It would be more interesting to collect up these
other spirals into a gallery, like the penguin galleries.

Trademark question: can we stop groups who use debian domain
names to sell other distributions? Are we or SPI doing so?

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