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Re: 'www' now M$ trademark ?

On Thu, 1 Apr 1999, athos wrote:

> Ivan wrote:
> ivna> I heard a rumour that Microsoft has had approved an application
> ivna>  to license the tla 'www' as a trademark meaning
> ivna> "wonderful world of windows" but I can't remember the web address.
> ivna> Does anyone know anything about this ?
> ivna> Does this mean that, in effect, MS has control over __EVERY__ website
> ivna> whose url begins 'www' ?
> I wonder if the rumour has anything to do with today's date...

As an example of how much control over websites the evil empire actually
has:  http://www.userfriendly.org/ has bit the dust, leading to a new
"gray ribbon" campaign <http://perl2000.com/Webmaster/Support/>.  

Unless the whole thing is related to the date (I'll have to check back


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