Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Victory for customers: Man allowed to talk s**t about company online by name

From the Associated Press: A man who was unhappy with his hair-transplant treatment decided to go on the web and complain about it - and he named his complaint site, a direct reference to the company in question. The company sued him for trademark infringement, of course, but here's the great news: since the site wasn't created to make a profit, to confuse customers, or to point customers to rival companies, a federal court has ruled that the URL can stand as is.

Huzzah for free speech! Man, it's about time a court in the US actually supported the Bill of Rights - it's been, what, five years now since our Constitution was actually supported by the court system? Watch out, you scum-sucking lowlifes at ComEd - you're next.