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Old 03-24-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
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Facebook asserts trademark on word "book" in new user agreement

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Guess we should get to work on a euphemysm for reading materials formerly referred to as books.™
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:37 AM   #2
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Guess we should get to work on a euphemysm for reading materials formerly referred to as books.™
Maybe it would be better to come up with another word for "useless, productivity-wasting timesuck," and leave books out of it.

Time to ramp up my BiteMeSoHardBook site...
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:19 AM   #3
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Maybe it would be better to come up with another word for "useless, productivity-wasting timesuck," and leave books out of it.

Time to ramp up my BiteMeSoHardBook site...
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The newly revised user agreement reads as follows (emphasis ours):

"You will not use our copyrights or trademarks (including Facebook, the Facebook and F Logos, FB, Face, Poke, Book and Wall), or any confusingly similar marks, except as expressly permitted by our Brand Usage Guidelines or with our prior written permission."

Not accepting the terms isn't really an option for anyone with a Facebook account. "By using or accessing Facebook, you agree to this Statement," the document says.
If I weren't an amiable sort, I'd suggest that the scumsuckers who devised a UA like that should be tased in the throat and given a "Chemical Billy"* eyewash. I've had my coffee, though.

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Old 03-26-2012, 01:53 PM   #4
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Maybe it would be better to come up with another word for "useless, productivity-wasting timesuck," and leave books out of it.
Has already been done: "the f-word"
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:38 PM   #5
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