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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 6th June 2006, 16:46 Thread Starter
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That other blog website

Well, a bit of time has elapsed, and quite a few here are probably not aware of the occurences with the blog site (beta) - so here's a quick note.

This site was started by a few of us who were getting frustrated with the censorship, slow posting time, layout, lack of facilities and inability to pm each other on the other blog site (beta).

We then had a thread here with a title that contained the name of the other blog site (beta). I sadly then got an email or two threatening all sorts of horrible legal action at huge expense to me for "passing off". This meant that they were accusing me of conning users into thinking that they were on their site, and doing business with them.

They even made the same accusation against a user here (now that took him by surprise!)

Obviously you cannot mistake the two sites, and my lawyers considered it a "nonsense" and the issue went away.

So here we do not put in writing the trademark of the other blog site (still in beta), but I feel that we can talk about it here, so long as we do not lie (because I have no doubt that they will claim some kind of libel, slander or defamation).

I've just been subject to the censorship again in response to a poster on the mp3 thread - so I thought I'd mention that here in case people thought I was being rude and not responding!

Anyway, that's the background - hope this site provides all the facilities you need and a friendly atmosphere to boot.

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Thanks Pottsy, great forums these (civinfo.com), nice and friendly. What "other" site did you mean, I forgot there was another one
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Can you imagine the frustration of getting legal threats after all of the problems gissing had with his car?
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I'm glad you find it funny!
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Ah - took that as a cunning name-change third-person gag...

For the record then:
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It was a gag.
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You might find this article interesting (and the blog readers from that "other" site)...
http://techdirt.com/articles/20060606/0323235.shtml

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We also like to point to a 9th Circuit ruling, noting that, even when such comments are moderated or approved, the site owner or moderator isn't responsible.
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They'd obviously had some sort of legal advice, and were trying a different angle (that of passing off).

Quite ludicrous really, when you think about it seriously for more than 1 second.
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