Re: 'www' now M$ trademark ?
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: 'www' now M$ trademark ?
- From: Bob Nielsen <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999 10:10:54 -0700 (MST)
- Message-id: <Pine.LNX.3.96.990401100717.3172Bfirstname.lastname@example.org>
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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
Bob Nielsen Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tucson, AZ AMPRnet: email@example.com