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Old 2012-03-26, 18:45   Link #6781
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Remember when Easter Egg Hunts were fun? Apparently these parents don't...
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Old 2012-03-26, 18:52   Link #6782
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"Facebook is trying to expand its trademark rights over the word “book” by adding
the claim to a newly revised version of its “Statement of Rights and
Responsibilities,” the agreement all users implicitly consent to by using or accessing
Facebook.

You may recall that Facebook has launched multiple lawsuits against websites
incorporating the word “book” into their names. Facebook, as far as we can tell,
doesn’t have a registered trademark on “book.” But trademark rights can be
asserted based on use of a term, even if the trademark isn’t registered, and adding
the claim to Facebook’s user agreement could boost the company’s standing in
future lawsuits filed against sites that use the word."

See:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/201...ook-trademark/
Heard of Macbook? Let's wait for Apple to fight back, it is going to be hilarious.

Anyway, that TOC would be automatically invalidated in any country with UCTA and a proper copyright law, The trademark is too generic.
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Old 2012-03-26, 18:54   Link #6783
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And this is one of the indicators we're corroding as a society. These are the children of the children who weren't "raised" but rather left to their little bohemian selves because the boomers were too busy
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Old 2012-03-26, 18:54   Link #6784
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I haven't read the article yet but that sounds similar to the law suit between Notch (creator of Minecraft) and Bethseda. Basically they argued that him calling a game Scrolls was to close to their Elder Scrolls series and could confuse (moronic) people. Not saying it's the same but it sounds similar.

You shouldn't be able to TM a single word unless it's the name of your company IMO. Corporations just preventing competition this way.
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Old 2012-03-26, 19:23   Link #6785
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Originally Posted by AnimeFan188 View Post
"Facebook is trying to expand its trademark rights over the word “book” by adding
the claim to a newly revised version of its “Statement of Rights and
Responsibilities,” the agreement all users implicitly consent to by using or accessing
Facebook.

You may recall that Facebook has launched multiple lawsuits against websites
incorporating the word “book” into their names. Facebook, as far as we can tell,
doesn’t have a registered trademark on “book.” But trademark rights can be
asserted based on use of a term, even if the trademark isn’t registered, and adding
the claim to Facebook’s user agreement could boost the company’s standing in
future lawsuits filed against sites that use the word."

See:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/201...ook-trademark/
Microsoft tried that with Windows.... I guess the kids at Facebook dropped out of school too early to learn their history
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Old 2012-03-26, 19:34   Link #6786
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Old 2012-03-26, 19:36   Link #6787
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Originally Posted by AnimeFan188 View Post
"Facebook is trying to expand its trademark rights over the word “book” by adding
the claim to a newly revised version of its “Statement of Rights and
Responsibilities,” the agreement all users implicitly consent to by using or accessing
Facebook.

You may recall that Facebook has launched multiple lawsuits against websites
incorporating the word “book” into their names. Facebook, as far as we can tell,
doesn’t have a registered trademark on “book.” But trademark rights can be
asserted based on use of a term, even if the trademark isn’t registered, and adding
the claim to Facebook’s user agreement could boost the company’s standing in
future lawsuits filed against sites that use the word."

See:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/201...ook-trademark/
This isn't new; the worst of them all was that audio/video cable/equipment maker, who tried to sue anyone using the name Monster.
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Old 2012-03-26, 20:46   Link #6788
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Taiwanese Weather Girls Ripped Off By Chinese Weather Girls
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Old 2012-03-26, 21:23   Link #6789
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Can't wait to watch them dance the Next Big Typhoon report... o.O
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Old 2012-03-26, 21:56   Link #6790
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Napoleon... the theme park

This is not a joke it's real since it's got the backing of government, tourism officials and the Bonaparte family.
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Old 2012-03-26, 22:19   Link #6791
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That idea was around months ago.
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Old 2012-03-27, 05:24   Link #6792
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Quick, someone post that image of the Chinese deformed Haruhi!
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Old 2012-03-27, 06:52   Link #6793
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Are we supposed to laugh at China for being late for the bandwagon? And what's Taiwanese Weather Report to take credit for this idea? This moe-ification of reporters in media has existed for everything everywhere.

The only thing I'm bothered by (not limited to chinese) is these kind of girls try to be all cutesy in the wrong direction and make me believe they're mentally challenged ;__;, and then I stop watching whatever program it is.
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Old 2012-03-27, 07:58   Link #6794
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I'm curious as to when the five minutes for the weather report became so boring that cutiefied or near naked women have to report it to us.
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Old 2012-03-27, 08:08   Link #6795
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It might be to be more appart the competition, to have a little extra.
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Old 2012-03-27, 08:10   Link #6796
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I'm curious as to when the five minutes for the weather report became so boring that cutiefied or near naked women have to report it to us.
Keep your trap shut. We are supposed to show the broadcasters that weather reports are so boring that they need to recruit cute girls to report it!
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Old 2012-03-27, 09:06   Link #6797
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I'm just jealous, I don't get them down here.
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Old 2012-03-27, 09:43   Link #6798
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Keep your trap shut. We are supposed to show the broadcasters that weather reports are so boring that they need to recruit cute girls to report it!
I will remind you than about half their audience is female: do you want to see them using that kind of trick but intended to them ?

To me weather and news broadcast should try to keep some professional appearance, even if what they say is bullshit.
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Old 2012-03-27, 10:03   Link #6799
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To me weather and news broadcast should try to keep some professional appearance, even if what they say is bullshit.
For news, sure, but weather? You can go online and see the weather report for your area or anyone's area. You can look at it hourly, daily, or quite a few other combinations. All in a matter of seconds or minutes, and it's easy to read. With the weather channel or weather report (which you need to wait for it to come on), you need to wait for your area or the area you want to know about. You have to wait for them to get to what you want to know for that area. And then you need to be able to discern it quickly, because it doesn't stay on an area for long.

So really, they need all the help they can get to compete against the internet.
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Old 2012-03-27, 11:26   Link #6800
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That article lead me to THIS article:

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Often time's internet famous in China can equate to becoming really famous and netizens can get paid to talk about and promote products and companies on their personal profiles. So the question now becomes how does a profile gain attention? In China it's as easy as going online to Taobao.com (similar to eBay marketplace) and doing a search for "fensi "(粉丝) or "fans" in Chinese. A quick search on Taobao looking for fans brings up a lot of hits.

One Taobao store offers 1000 fans for 4RMB and 10000 fans for a 36RMB. That's 10000 people "liking" your profile for a measly $5.71!
Full article here.

That's a very interesting marketing ploy. And check out the picture of a room full of "fans."

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