Beta

Slashdot: News for Nerds

×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Legal threat to wiki directory listing site

Firefalcon (7323) writes | about 8 years ago

The Courts 0

In case this submittion doesn't make the cut: The BBC reports that a business listings website (Coral Cached) set up by a father and daughter in the UK has been threatened with legal action by directory firm Yell, who publish the Yellow Pages in the UK, Yellow Book in the USA, and TPI in Spain.In case this submittion doesn't make the cut: The BBC reports that a business listings website (Coral Cached) set up by a father and daughter in the UK has been threatened with legal action by directory firm Yell, who publish the Yellow Pages in the UK, Yellow Book in the USA, and TPI in Spain.

Yell's demands are that:

  • the Yellowikis site is shut down
  • control and ownership of the domain name is passed to Yell
  • compensation is paid to Yell for loss of profits
  • the founders agree never to set up another competitor to Yell

Is this another attempt by a company to claim trademark of a generic word or part of one (Yellow/Yell) and prevent it's use (like Microsoft and Windows), or is Yell just using any excuse to drive out a competitor?

cancel ×

0 comments

Check for New Comments
Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...