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Kevin Rose on Digg Trademark Controversy

Kevin Rose on Digg Trademark Controversy

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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  • 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?

  • 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

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