Lamebook Fights for Its Right to Make Fun of Facebook
First, I'm happy to report that there is such a thing as "Lamebook," a parody website that "highlights the funny, absurd, and often ‘lame’ content that gets posted on the Facebook website.” My quick review of the Lamebook site confirms that there is plenty of absurd Facebook material being captured.
Second, I'm interested to see that Lamebook is so committed to its mission of highlighting Facebook's lameness that, according to the Tex Parte blog, it has filed a preemptive lawsuit in federal court in Austin, Texas. The lawsuit seeks a declaratory judgment "of non-infringement and non-dilution [of Facebook's trademarks] and a declaration that the First Amendment protects the Lamebook mark."
The Tex Parte blog reports that since March 2010, Facebook have been objecting to the use of the name "Lamebook" as an infringement of its trademark. Lamebook counters that it is a “clear parody,” protected under the First Amendment.
Check out the Lamebook site here. If you think it is worth saving, Lamebook is seeking donations to its legal fund.
Posted by Bruce Carton on November 9, 2010 at 11:45 AM | Permalink
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