Via /. and numerous other posts: Local non-profit Irish IT group cease-and-desisted over use of “Web 2.0” name by CMP Media.
O’Reilly – a large and usually pretty cool technology publisher – is starting to beat up anyone who uses “Web 2.0”. Ooops! I’m certainly not the first, but I will say it anyways: “My Web 3.0 will be the best product out there!”. Or how about “Web 2007”?
I definitely do appreciate intellectual property rights. But there are far too many places these days where they’re going amok. Heck, why don’t we all get Tim B-L to cite some precedent over the term “Web” itself, and threaten to mess with everyone? (I know, I know: trademarks only apply if you actually use them for trade, which I don’t think Sir Tim would do).
Hmmm, I smell a business opportunity for some techie who’s worked with code for a long time. Troll patent and copyright cases, and then do the research to invalidate them, by showing that working code doing the same thing was built 3 years earlier in some obscure place or whatever.