T-Mobile claims to own the rights for the use of magenta !

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Would you like to join RECLAIM MAGENTA!?

The German telecom company T-Mobile is claiming the color magenta! We have to stop them! T-Mobile started sueing Dutch companies which use magenta in print and commercial campaigns. They already sued Compello and they are urging “Slam FM” and “100% NL” to quit using magenta as well! T-Mobile claims to own the rights for the use of magenta! They claim to have the rights registered at OAMI which is completely bonkers, in this way they claim to own the rights of Magenta over whole Europe! Everyone should be allowed to use magenta anywhere, anytime! It’s part of the colorspectrum and the colorspectrum should always be free! Its time to smack some sense into T-Mobile! Here we can start off with a petition for reclaiming Magenta.

Kasper Kuijpers Link to public group

So I got this in my private email on the creative network Behance, which I have been a member of since they launched over the summer. Since I follow IP, copyright and patent issues on TechDirt and Slashdot, I am fascinated by the notion that corporations are attempting to copyright, patent and trademark everything under the sun. This is the first I have heard that they are claiming IP rights over colors.

Attack of the SuperWorm ! ‘Storm’ Surge Growing !

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I quote Bruce Schneier from his wired blog Security Matters goes into greater detail about the gathering StormBot Threat. I posted a brief riff about this Sept, 9,07 about the DDoS attacks on the the anti-spam, anti-phishing sites that track the activities of the online scammers and spammers, 419Eater and the anti-scam site Scamwarners.

This Bot-Net-Worm coordinated DDoS attack was very sophisticated in both how it went after these sites and why. Bruce Schneier has some excellent research and reveals some possible insight into the root of this attack, and some facts about the techniques of the programmers and social engineers behind the Storm Worm.

“Worms like Storm are written by hackers looking for profit, and they’re different. These worms spread more subtly, without making noise. Symptoms don’t appear immediately, and an infected computer can sit dormant for a long time. If it were a disease, it would be more like syphilis, whose symptoms may be mild or disappear altogether, but which will eventually come back years later and eat your brain.” Link