From the Right Side of Campus

Day: September 16, 2009

A Few Notes On the POLITICO Situation

There’s a couple more things I think I should say about this whole nightmare… First, I want to take this time to thank everybody for the outpouring of support that I’ve received up until now. I can’t say thank you enough. Second, I think it’s important to note, as Ed Morrissey and Instapundit do, that POLITICO easily could have taken a much more civil and decent approach to this if they were really concerned about people confusing my site with theirs… I most certainly would have been open to working with them to figure something out. Now, instead, I’m going

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POLITICO Threatens to Sue Me

Today I received a cease and desist letter from Dow Lohnes PLLC on behalf of Capitol News Company LLC which is the publisher of POLITICO. They claim that my domain name “thecollegepolitico.com” and its contents are “confusingly similar” to their trademarks. They then make absurd unfounded claims that I somehow specifically choose to use the term “politico” in my name to steal their readers and confuse them into thinking that POLITICO is a tiny conservative college opinion blog run by a single person. They replay this same argument several times and then “demand” that I, within 10 days, stop all use

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