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Sony -- don't take away my friend's name

Monday, March 15, 2010

Detik reported that Sony corp sent a sommation* letter to a blogger named Sony, for using sony-ak.com for his domain name. Now the blogosphere strikes back at Sony and organize a facebook group called 'Sony -- don't take away my friend's name'.

Will the wisdom of the crowd(ed) facebook beat Sony corp and its lawyers? We shall see.

Shall we name our cats Google and assign a domain name for it?

* I am not sure how to translate the term. There is 'Abmahnung' in German and 'Sommation' in French. Is Cease and Desist the equivalent common law concept?