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 PMSubject: 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.txtBasically, 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 theassistive 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 Check out high quality telecommunications services at http://ld.net/?nu7i-- JFW related links: JFW homepage: http://www.freedomscientific.com/Scripting mailing list: http://lists.the-jdh.com/listinfo.cgi/scriptography-the-jdh.comJFW List instructions: To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxTo unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.Archives located at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/jfwIf you have any concerns about the list, post received from the list, or the way the list is being run, do not post them to the list. Rather contact the list owner at jfw-admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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