[Playlist] New "valid XSPF" button proposal
rbu at gentoo.org
Sat Jun 23 01:02:49 UTC 2007
On Saturday, 23. June 2007 01:29, Lucas Gonze wrote:
> If we're not using the trademark to enforce validity, what would we
> use it for? What sort of parasitical behaviors are we worried about?
As the name is not copyrighted, you are keeping anyone else from using
it in/for their own products, which is the extent I would find
I do see your point in enforcing validity when using XSPF, but I also
believe it should not be by law; someone using it should not have to
fear monetary penalties when doing it the wrong way.
> I have gone through this process with Webjay, and it's a long road to
> go down without a lawyer. Our original plan to trademark "XSPF" went
> bust when Xiph's in-house pro-bono lawyer graduated from law school
> and disappeared.
You could try to contact the Software Freedom Law Center  for help.
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