Web 2.0 pending a trademark
Apparently, the term “Web 2.0” now required legal permission to use, at least in some situations, according to a cease & desist letter sent by CMP, representing O’Reilly and others.
I haven’t received a cease & desist letter for using Web 2.0 as a tag, or as a category, or as a term on this blog, but given the penchant for litigation today, I’m sure that’s only a matter of time.
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I left this comment on the O’Reilly Radar site after reading your entry first.
If they want their web2.0 they can have it. Internet doesn’t have version anyway. Oh, somebody is registering web3.0 now.
Sometimes one writes a comment and then posts it only to see what was supposed to be there not be there because of bad markup. I had quoted something but it didn’t show up. My appolgies for leaving a comment here that did not in fact actauly show the comment ;)
It’s just been one of those days.