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Re: Logo rip-off

Scripsit MJ Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop>
> 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. (Varumärkeslag 1960:644, 6 §). This
>>      is not the case here.

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

I agree. That was my point.

>>   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 was trying to enumerate those ways in which we could _conceivably_
slap Elektrostore legally, without implying anything about the
subjective desirability of each. (The idea being that it would be
easier to conclude that we *can't* do anything effective than try to
agree that we don't *wan't* to.)

> Elektrostore jumped the gun, but should we slap them now only
> to issue a public copyright licence soon?

That is a good argument.

Henning Makholm                             "We're trying to get it into the
                                parts per billion range, but no luck still."

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