[PD] webring name and url (!) changed to pd_ring

Dafydd Hughes dafydd61 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 16:35:06 CEST 2007

Yeah - I'm pretty sure that's completely groundless. You should send a 
copy to BoingBoing. They love that stuff.

Understandable that you don't want to get into it with a big company, 
but I bet they don't have any legal leg to stand on.

It's a real bummer. The pd webring is where I first learned a lot of 
stuff about the language. Sucks that people think they own the word.


Jack wrote:
> It's a joke ?
> webring is a trademark, hahaha, it's ridiculous.
> Jack
> Le 18 oct. 07 à 11:08, kluppe a écrit :
>> hi pd-people!
>> i received an email from webring.com, telling me that "webring" is  
>> now a
>> registered trademark of webring.com and asking me to "discontinue  
>> use of
>> the term webring" on my website.
>> i don't know if this has any juristic relevance to me, since i am  
>> not in
>> the us and i am not using the term for commercial activities, but i
>> don't want to hire a lawyer to find it out.
>> so: i changed the name and url of pd webring to pd_ring.
>> please change the code of pd webring on your websites to point to
>> http://pd.klingt.org/pd_ring/ instead.
>> sorry for the inconvinience
>> shit happens
>> d13b
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