Kevin Rose on Digg Trademark Controversy

Filed as News on August 27, 2006 9:25 pm

Digg’s Kevin Rose responds to the recent controversy of Digg’s trademark enforcement:

We don’t want to shut anyone down (not even the clone sites), all we ask is that you avoid using the name ‘digg’ in your website names/domains. We’re looking to see if we have any other options.

I’m sure that I’ll be in the minority when I say this, but they ahve to defend their intellectual property rights.. they’re doing the right thing – as much as it is likely going to suck for those of you that have setup sites that include ‘digg’ in the domain name…


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  1. By Duncan posted on August 28, 2006 at 1:02 am
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    Defend their property rights sure, but sending cease and desist letters to people without asking nicely first doesn’t make Kevin Rose a nice person. What if you’ve got Digger in your name? does this mean you’re breaching their copyright as well…particularly given Digger is a term that’s been used since WW1 to describe an Australian or New Zealand solider?

  2. By Darren McLaughlin posted on August 28, 2006 at 4:40 am
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    Of course they have to defent their trademark, but as Duncan said, try asking nicely. I’m sure they could work something out.

    Instead, they act like dicks.

  3. Digg’s anti-social behavior the first of more to come? at The Blog HeraldAugust 29, 2006 at 2:51 pm
  4. By Tom (fudged71) posted on August 30, 2006 at 12:56 am
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    digg is awesome, and i defend kevin 100%

    property rights are serious, and i’m glad that he has brought this up at a time where Digg is really booming