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Facebook is trying to trademark 'face'

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by glew, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. glew

    glew Junior Member

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    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    Anymore, it's almost like Zuckerberg is to Facebook what Tom was to Myspace. The board of directors calls the majority of the shots and he's more or less little more than the "face" of Facebook.

    But yeah, this is retarded on so many levels. I have about 20 domains with "book" in them. I'd certainly do everything my pockets would allow to legally combat something as retarded as this if they came after me because none of those domains have anything to do with Facebook and any judge not on the take would see that within 30 seconds.
     
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    Facebook is suing a teacher website (teachbook.com) for the word "Book".

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    http://money.cnn.com/2010/08/26/technology/teachbook/index.htm
    I think Facebook just needs to go and screw themselves really hard. Because before they ever came on the scene, there was phone book, address book, library book, etc.

    Pretty soon everyone is going to rush and copyright as many words in the English, French, Spanish, Sign language, etc. dictionary that we won't even be able to communicate with each other without someone wanting to sue for word use.
     
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  4. SuperBlackHat

    SuperBlackHat Power Member

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    im gonna try to trademark "fuck", "shit", and "bitch". That should be enough to make me richer than zuckerberg.
     
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    I couldn't agree more. You would be with me on on this thread.


    Yeah, this is just stupid beyond belief. I would be pissed if they actually were awarded it. I would be shocked more than anything. Thats just bullshit.
    FB just keeps adding to the ways to hate them. I was just thinking about getting a FB account the yesterday. Fuck FB.
     
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    creeket Newbie

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    Common language will die, new words will come up and be part of common language. What used to be slang or street language will be part of formal language?
     
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    Screw this World... those idiots are just going over the line. And what's the worst, they'll probably win it in both cases, they're rich and they can.
     
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    This is just plain stupid. I've heard rumors, but.. well, thanks for pointing this out to me. I'm going to release a book about this... Oh shit, I just mentioned that word. Hope I'm not going to get sued ;)
     
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    Mark is a crazy irresponsible guy behind fb.. its sad. He should act smart instead of being a retard.
     
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    *waits for sites that have face/book in them, that were around before facebook, to sue facebook*
     
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    Yeah that is just pointless bullshit! Oh im sure some random website is gonna get confused by facebook and shatter your user experience.

    I am waiting for someone to sue facebook and manage to get them to change their name! That would be the ultimate payback.
     
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    I was going to start a blog and use the Facbook logo but instead it was going to say "Facefuck". Guess that's out of the question now, huh?:scool:
     
  13. izm

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    why don't you do that but host it in china.
     
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    by the way I remember when myspace was try ing to do this couple years ago, sure enough now they're more worried bout their market share ha ha ha.
     
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    MS also once tried to trademark the word "windows." But the pathetic thing here is, FB has a decent case for its trademarking of "Facebook," which is a unique phrase they built into a strong brand, but is so greedy to monopolize abstractions that it is seeking to lock up use of common words. Sad, just sad.
     
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    What next? Will they file suit against anyone having fac, ace, boo, oo, ... in their domain names..

    Mark is a douchebag and he has proven it again and again..
     
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    FB may also go after FBI because they have the letters FB in it !
     
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    and all the words from F and B also, then no one could use them.
     
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    Facebook Places was recently announced.. maybe Google should sue them for using the word "Places" since FB clearly ripped it off of them.
     
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    Well said. Yeah, many lost souls out there...

    Just imagine you say "Thank you" to someone and he sues you back coz he own's the word "Thank you"... :eek: :confused: :D

    Hahaha...