O’Reilly & Co. get bogus over Web 2.0

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This one takes the cake. CMP & O’Reilly media sent a cease a desist letter to the organizer of a conference in Ireland over the term “Web 2.0.” O’Reilly et al have filed a trademark on the term,in the U.S., for use regarding conferences and events. Then Doctorow of BoingBoing, grand duke of all things open and wonderful apparently supported the claim, drinking some kool-aid that told him O’Reilly staff invented the term “Web 2.0.” Not to be left out, Battelle chimed in on the issue, arguing there’s nothing really…read more