Re: Web of Triust is not an epinions trademark!

Jesse (
Tue, 16 Nov 1999 16:40:07 -0500

While I'm sure this isn't the sort of thing they had in mind when they wrote , might
be a better target....

" If you feel that any Content on the Service infringes your copyrights, you may contact's copyright agent at the following address:

Copyright Agent
2037 Landings Drive, Bldg N
Mountain View, CA 94043
By phone: 650.210.0700"
By email:

On Tue, Nov 16, 1999 at 04:25:23PM -0500, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> This is not about jobs, but is sent to the only real email address I found
> on your site. Please pass this on to your management.
> Your assertion that "Web of Trust" is a trademark I find quite offensive. I
> have used the term for a long time to identify a concept and I am myself
> embarrassed that I don't always find a way to give credit to the PGP
> community who used it, long before that, to identify a concept they were
> promoting. Please desist from claiming trademark of something which is
> clearly generic and if owned, would not be owned by epinions.
> I would point out that the assertion of trademarks on generic terms, like
> the assertion of the patentable novelty the processes which are not
> generally considered novel, is looked on with justified disdain by the
> development community.
> Tim Berners-Lee

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