Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Facebook Trying to Trademark "Face"

27 Aug 2010   #11
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
I like Facebook as well, but this is ridiculous. This is what I've heard called "copyright trolling". Which means: they think that if another company uses the word "face" or "book" in their products/websites, we're all so stupid that we're liable to think said product/website is affiliated with Facebook. Wait a minute ... Apple named their new video calling service FaceTime! That must mean it's part of Facebook! Yeah, right.

Come to think of it, Facebook suing Apple over "FaceTime" could be fun to watch.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2010   #12
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . ,.-‘”. . . . . . . . . .``~.,
. . . . . . . .. . . . . .,.-”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .“-.,
. . . . .. . . . . . ..,/. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ”:,
. . . . . . . .. .,?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\,
. . . . . . . . . /. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,}
. . . . . . . . ./. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,:`^`.}
. . . . . . . ./. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,:”. . . ./
. . . . . . .?. . . __. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :`. . . ./
. . . . . . . /__.(. . .“~-,_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,:`. . . .. ./
. . . . . . /(_. . ”~,_. . . ..“~,_. . . . . . . . . .,:`. . . . _/
. . . .. .{.._$;_. . .”=,_. . . .“-,_. . . ,.-~-,}, .~”; /. .. .}
. . .. . .((. . .*~_. . . .”=-._. . .“;,,./`. . /” . . . ./. .. ../
. . . .. . .\`~,. . ..“~.,. . . . . . . . . ..`. . .}. . . . . . ../
. . . . . .(. ..`=-,,. . . .`. . . . . . . . . . . ..(. . . ;_,,-”
. . . . . ../.`~,. . ..`-.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..\. . /\
. . . . . . \`~.*-,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..|,./.....\,__
,,_. . . . . }.>-._\. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .|. . . . . . ..`=~-,
. .. `=~-,_\_. . . `\,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\
. . . . . . . . . .`=~-,,.\,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . `:,, . . . . . . . . . . . . . `\. . . . . . ..__
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .`=-,. . . . . . . . . .,%`>--
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2010   #13
ahriman

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) / OS X Snow Leopard
 
 

^^^
For the win!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Aug 2010   #14
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ahriman View Post
^^^
For the win!
That does not even BEGIN to cover it.

[insert video of Jon Stewart's "Go F*ck Yourselves" here]

~Lordbob
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2010   #15
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Facebook can try but this just won't happen. Copyright law will ensure it doesn't happen as face is too common a term for it to be copyrighted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2010   #16
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I just want to point out the differences between the words "copyright", and "trademark" since so many are using the word copyright. If they copyrighted the word face, it would mean that anyone that uses it for commercial purposes or any company that used the word would have to pay facebook to use it. Ever wonder why restaurants don't sing the regular Happy Birthday song? Its because the song is copyrighted, and the restaurant would have to pay the owner of the copyright every time they sung the song. A trademark just means that no one else in that business can use the word. So if this trademark went through, no one could have a website, or social network in any form with the word "face" in the title. So if I wanted to have a website called "lookatmyuglyface.com", I either wouldn't be able to or I would have to get permission from facebook. FaceTime on the iPhone 4 would in no way be effected as it is not related to social networking or a website.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2010   #17
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

All I know is that facebook won't be copyrighting or regestering the word "Security"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2010   #18
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
All I know is that facebook won't be copyrighting or regestering the word "Security"
"Privacy" isn't big on their list either
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2010   #19
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Next week, I'm filing for a trademark on the number 512, given that it is in my screen name. No one else should be allowed to use that number without my permission.
My ex-mother-in-law owns 666
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2010   #20
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Next week, I'm filing for a trademark on the number 512, given that it is in my screen name. No one else should be allowed to use that number without my permission.
My ex-mother-in-law owns 666
Nice one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"
My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar...
General Discussion
Unwanted popup about facebook, twitter, gmail and "like".
I keep getting a popup with 4 horizontal icons. The icons represent "like", facebook, twitter and gmail. I know what each means but don't know who is sending this. Where do I go to shut off this popup?
Browsers & Mail
Unable to log in to gmail & facebook with "keep me logged in" option
When i tick "keep me logged in" option, Chrome says "The webpage has a redirect loop. Error 310" and IE9 blinks between mail.google.com/..... & accounts.google.com/.... It is possible for me to log in without "keep me logged in" option. This issue is only with Google chrome & Internet Explorer...
Browsers & Mail
Facebook privacy tool "Disconnect"
Read more: Unofficial privacy tool ‘Facebook Disconnect’ launched | IT PRO
System Security
Facebook launches "Places," geo-location service that's both cool and
Facebook launches "Places," geo-location service that's both cool and creepy More: Facebook launches "Places," geo-location service that's both cool and creepy | ZDNet
Chillout Room
Brits "could face legal action" for leaving Wi-Fi unsec
EXTRACT FROM PC PRO By Stewart Mitchell Posted on 18 May 2010 at 13:59 Britons could face the prospect of legal action for not securing their Wi-Fi connections, according to a legal expert at Sheffield University. The warning follows a German case that saw a broadband subscriber fined for...
Chillout Room


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:39.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App