reply to post by muzzleflash
That's just it, muzzleflash, Facebook
, is laying claim to their name.
Because they feel Teachbook
is infringing upon their namesake.
Would they have cared if the name was Teachers Use Books
I highly doubt it.
Unfortunately, we both see both sides of this, and it's quite silly.
All I see and or think of when I hear the name Facebook is Government data-mining.
In the field of the World Wide Web
a name catches people's eye.
I agree with you, this is a frivolous lawsuit, and a waste of courtroom space.
Then again this is America where people sue anything that moves just because it does move.
Where idiots, criminals, and jerks sue and get off easily.
If a criminal can sue for harming themselves while breaking and entering your house, and win, then the entire Judicial System is a joke to begin with,
so this frivolous lawsuit is just a measure of how stupid America has become.
reply to post by Three_moons
I agree the relevance has nothing to do with trademark infringement.
However, a website name, using the word "book"
is a stretch, and Zuckerberg knows it.
Again, a publicity stunt is all this equals, and a way to get free advertising.
takes nothing away from Facebook
Did the teachers knowingly use it as a means to sidestep a School Administration?
From what I've seen examining Teachbook
the website only has the work "book"
, as a significant relevance to Facebook
Like I've stated before, if Zuckerberg losses, he will probably buy them out.
does not own the word "book"
, that's silly and ridiculous.
So, according to Zuckerberg, and his slimy malcontent lawyers, anyone connecting any name, with the word "book"
is going to ensure the wrath
of this tyrant?
I'm tempted to make a website using the word "book"
just to watch this smarmy little rat try and sue me, so I can see the look of failure on
I see this upstart as a thief to begin with due to stealing Facebook
I see a name like Facebook
not as a copyright issue, possibly brand recognition, but not copyright infringement, if they used their logo I
might see it differently.
reply to post by badw0lf
Now that's funny stuff.
reply to post by pirhanna
I like your post but I disagree.
were only offering a social networking outlet online, Facebook
might have a case, considering Zuckerberg's website offers
social networking, silly mindless games, advertising, and other various "offerings", and Teachbook
goes nowhere near those types of things,
in fact, offering assistance in Lesson Plans
, that teachers use on a daily basis, as well as forums, chatroom's, and a host of other things
does not have, their unique similarities stops with the word "book"
in the name.
I'm actually considering becoming a member of Teachbook
now, whereas I rarely use my Facebook
account, I sure see more usefulness in
I am a trainer among many other things I have experience in where I could use their website.
[edit on 27-8-2010 by SpartanKingLeonidas]