Liz Gannes

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Facebook Countersues Timelines.com, Saying Its Trademarks Are Generic

Facebook earlier this week countersued Timelines.com, the small Web company that filed a trademark lawsuit in September over the social networking giant’s use of the word “timeline” to describe its upcoming profile redesign. Facebook called the term generic and descriptive (while printing it in lowercase), and pointed out that other services like Twitter use “timeline” for their chronological views. Via paidContent.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work