August 25, 2010
Books are sadly limited things once they are wrapped in DRM (see previous). Now even the word book may be limited.
Facebook has filed suit against Teachbook.com, an online community for teachers. The lawsuit accuses Teachbook of “misappropriating the distinctive BOOK portion of Facebook’s trademark.”
I don’t think that’s satire. I think that Jennifer Van Grove wrote it for Mashable with a straight keyboard.
The hounds of “intellectual property” have made enough toothmarks on enough books. Now their foul fangs slaver for the word book itself.