Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Apple says Pod is their word!

Apple has laid legal claim to the word “Pod,” arguing that other companies that use the word as part of their product names risk infringing the trademark of its popular iPod music player.

Save me from this hypocritical corporate theft! Words are in common usage until a company wants to lay claim to it as their word??? This copyright foolishness is crazy. What's worse is that they already have the name recognition - podcasting is associated with Ipods, as is innumerable other derivatives of Ipod. Can't they tell when they have a winner it doesn't need protection?

"open the pod bay door, Hal. Sorry Dave, pod is owned by Apple. I can't let you say that Dave."

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