Re: Freedom Scientific, Inc. Asked to Cease Lawsuit Against Serotek Corporation

  • From: "Sean McMahon" <smcmahon@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 11:20:17 -0700

Well I can't say or use the explitive I really feel about this one. That's possible, but you can't copyright a title. Well maybe in this case you can copyright a name, but you copyright the whole name. So for purposes of a bad pun, you can't copyright freedom. If you could, you'd have all sorts of crazy things going on. Pella Window corperation could sue Microsoft for using the word window in their software. And by the way isn't it "freedombox" and "freedomscientific?" Seems to me that these are 2 verry different words where only the first part sounds alike in the main-streeme American dialect. So copying the word freedom in this instance, is like saying windmill sounds like window.

Alright, done with my personal soapbox.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis" <bhawkeslewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2007 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: Freedom Scientific, Inc. Asked to Cease Lawsuit Against Serotek Corporation


The other company, Serotek, have long made a rival screen reader, Freedom Box:

http://www.freedombox.info/

The text of Freedom Scientific's complaint has been made available at:

http://www.shandrow.com/fs_vs_serotek_complaint.txt

Basically, they're claiming that the word "Freedom" in "Freedom Box" could lead people to believe the product is created by Freedom Scientific.

--
Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

John Ramsey wrote:
What is the lawsuit about? I have no idea who this other company is or what
they provide, so I am totally lost.
Take care,
John

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Darrell Shandrow
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2007 5:20 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; jfw-employment@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;
blindtech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Freedom Scientific, Inc. Asked to Cease Lawsuit Against Serotek
Corporation


Freedom Scientific, Inc. Asked to Cease Lawsuit Against Serotek Corporation

 An online petition is being circulated to everyone in the assistive
technology industry and the blind community for the purpose of collecting
signatures showing support for the concept that Freedom Scientific, Inc.
should cease their lawsuit against Serotek Corporation. May 20, 2007 -- We at the Blind Access Journal call upon everyone in the
assistive technology industry and the blind community to sign the Save
Serotek Petition found at http://www.saveserotek.org asking Freedom
Scientific, Inc. to cease their trademark infringement lawsuit against
Serotek Corporation. After allowing sufficient time to collect a significant
number of signatures, the signed petition will be sent, via certified mail,
to the Board of Directors of Freedom Scientific, Inc. We invite
redistribution of this press release to all interested parties, post it on
blogs, discuss it on podcasts and insure its wide distribution to all
independent and mainstream media outlets. E-mail, MSN Windows Live
Messenger, Skype and telephone queries are welcome from all interested in
this vital effort. We thank you in advance for your support.

 Darrell Shandrow - Accessibility Evangelist
Visit http://www.SaveSerotek.org and ask Freedom Scientific to stop suing!
Information should be accessible to us without need of translation by
another person.
Blind Access Journal blog and podcast: http://www.blindaccessjournal.com
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