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    1. Russ Nelson 47 months ago | reply

      Freakin' ijits. There's no trademark infringement because you're not selling anything. You could be diluting their trademark, but that only happens if it's already a well-known trademark. People know what "pepsi" is, but do they uniquely identify "SPIN Magazine" when they hear the word "spin"? HAR, HAR! The judge is going to laugh that out of court, with prejudice, and he's going to invite you to counter-sue for barratry.

      The easiest solution here is for you to offer a settlement: They acknowledge that @spin does not infringe their trademark; you agree that you will never use @spin to advertise any magazine that they consider to be their competition (listing them), and you will issue a tweet saying "@spin is not @spinmagazine."

    2. Dayngr 47 months ago | reply

      Considering SpinMagazine has over 82k followers vs. your 4k I'm going to say people aren't confusing the two of you, they just can't remember NOT to type spaces when using the interwebs. Plus, you've been on twitter a little longer - since 2007-02-03 (4 years, 3 months, 21 days). Hope that helps! (Info via twittergrader.com/)

    3. dennymeta 47 months ago | reply

      Well, I'll just sit back and wait to receive one from Denny's then (I'm @denny, you wouldn't believe the number of people who tell me about their breakfast every day).

      Good luck with this, I'll be following with interest.

    4. motownmutt 47 months ago | reply

      They even included one of your tweets as evidence that you were confused that you weren't the magazine.

    5. motownmutt 47 months ago | reply

      I wonder if Matt Spindler ( twitter.com/mspin ) has received one of these, also. They might have a case against twitter.com/spinsider under Twitter's namesquatting rules in the TOS.

      As far as I recall, Eric has never misrepresented himself as being SPIN magazine, (which would put him in violation of twitter's TOS), nor sold printed goods or clothing using the @spin name.

    6. LynetteRadio 47 months ago | reply

      Next they will go after the users for not knowing how to properly format an @ reply. All your typos are belong to us. What a bunch of uninformed misguided blood-sucking hacks.

    7. TheDiva Rockin 47 months ago | reply

      I welcome a c&d from any Diva who even dare.... Bring it on bitches!!! Lol but seriously, I think they have highly underestimated you, my friend. Good luck, though you really don't need it :)

    8. Dawn Woodhouse 47 months ago | reply

      what an interesting thing to see on EXPLORE!

      Via Today's Explore at #154 on Fluidr

    9. Sprengben [why not get a friend] 47 months ago | reply

      Woow, an awesome Photo, it reall deserves Explore!!!
      Come on over to my latest shot if you like.

    10. TLTD 47 months ago | reply

      Sell your Twitter account for a million dollars! lol

    11. Russ Nelson 47 months ago | reply

      jakeludington brings up a good point -- "spin" is a fairly generic word unlike, say, Pepsi, or Debian or Linux. You should suggest in your reply that you will seek to have "spin" declared generic (not trademarkable) unless they immediately drop their C&D. Surely they know that their trademark is fairly weak, and they can't know how much resources you have available to you.

    12. KP!!! 47 months ago | reply

      wow yes this really deserves to be on explore...well done flickr

    13. C. Dastodd 47 months ago | reply

      how could it be could it be trademark infringement if their followers cannot type or spell? Their entire argument comes down to the claim that people who read and follow them don't know what they are doing.

    14. Eric Rice 47 months ago | reply

      This was on Explore? Wacky. The resolution was shit and the focus, ah man, let's not even go there. ;)

    15. KathrynApril 47 months ago | reply

      So many attorneys will argue the most stupid untrue crap because they think you just won't know any better. Good luck with this!!!

    16. Statevillain 47 months ago | reply

      Saw this in EXPLORE. Hey, it's all about $$$$. People will argue a lot and spend $$$$ to do so. Keep shooting great pics. You got a lot of attention to your stream as a result of this letter. Spin on!

    17. Bill Velotta 47 months ago | reply

      yeah, thats true, like equal rights, freedom of speech, abortion rights, they really are a dangerous lot.

    18. popejon2 47 months ago | reply

      Glad this made it to explore. Hope you get a good outcome.

    19. Duke Patton [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

      Fuck em! Or ask them to pay!

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