Move on, already

Originally posted 2007-09-24 22:59:42. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Yet another chapter in the abuse of supposed trademark rights in “catchphrases” — now from MoveOn, the “freedom” people.

The purveyor of an “infringing” T-shirt ran for the hills, intimidated unjustly — classic “big IP” stunting at work. (Why don’t these folks even try to find pro bono lawyers? I’m not the only one who would have handled this case for free.)

IP doth make villains of us all! (Speaking of evil — another hat tip to Instapundit, too!)

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