I know that a couple people who follow me know people who work at Tumblr. Can someone please pass this along?
Something needs to be done about the typo squatters who are sitting on tumblr.com variations, especially considering tumblr is a misspelling of a real word to begin with! If I can get rid of dozens of BME typo squatters (from the BMEzine.com URL days), tumblr certainly should be able to do so! Considering the magnitude of tumblr’s web presence at this point, they certainly have an ethical obligation to stop squatters from benefiting from infringing on tumblr’s trademarks.
I’m sure tumblr has to have a legal team and a simple cease and desist letter goes a long way. Following that, UDRP complaints are something any decent tech lawyer can put together. Seriously, get on it!
The first stop should be sites like tmblr.com. It’s one thing to have a PPC search engine that poorly resembles their site and it’s another to make an identical copy. Thankfully I hate taking surveys, no matter how quick they claim to be but it is definitely not cool to leave sites like that out there. It is against the law to do stuff like that for a reason!
If Tumblr is lacking in a good legal team, I can certainly recommend a couple great lawyers/firms who specialize in internet/technology.
Quote —“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.” —
Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Minds Eye
See Cartier-Bresson’s rare color photographs here.
If John Mayer can take the time to properly credit his sources for content, you can too!
debilis asked: could i please have your url? <3
I’ve been using MiL0 since 1996. That’s 16 years. You asked for my URL but didn’t even explain why. It’s fairly rude to ask someone to give you their URL without even the courtesy of a reason why.
So the answer is no.