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Postby Rkcapps » Fri, 11 May 2018 9:57 am

This is not an article about writing but more about news in the writing industry that affects any writer who uses the word "cocky" https://authorkristenlamb.com/2018/05/c ... ment-93201. My feelings are in the comments. Let's just say, I'm disgusted.

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Postby CageSage » Fri, 11 May 2018 10:34 am

I'm gob-smacked - omg: is that word TM'd?
Title versus TM? Copyright versus TM? Someone needs to 'speak' to the person who gave her this advice. FFS. There was a lot of other stuff I wrote, but common sense prevailed and I x-ed it. She should do the same, and become another person.

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Postby Rkcapps » Fri, 11 May 2018 11:11 am

It's unfathomable, right?!

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Postby CageSage » Fri, 11 May 2018 11:21 am

Makes me wonder when someone is going to try to TM a whole language ...

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Postby Rkcapps » Fri, 11 May 2018 12:33 pm

I hope this is handled, or some daft person will and some daft lawyer will help them with dollar signs in their eyes. Could spell the end of writing for everyone. I'm sure this person didn't think she was paving the way to kill the writing industry.

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Postby Galaxy_88 » Fri, 11 May 2018 12:57 pm

She is setting quite a dangerous precedence. It could be a very slippery slope if fear (or greed) starts to creep in with other writers. Money can be a wonderful motivator at times. Let's hope common sense prevails here.
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Postby Rkcapps » Fri, 11 May 2018 1:30 pm

Hi Galaxy_88! Yes, agreed!

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Postby Galaxy_88 » Fri, 11 May 2018 1:44 pm

Hi RKcapps :)

The last thing the world EVER needs is for someone to monopolize the writing industry. If that were to happen, you can say goodbye to creative thought. Imagine a world where you need to log on and buy words...

I can see it now, "I'm editing my book today so I'll need to buy x17 The, X14 And, X4 June, X21 We. Add to cart, Oh look, if you sign up for VIP Membership you save 10%. Total purchase price is $613.43". :D :D :D
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Postby PaulE » Fri, 11 May 2018 2:06 pm

This is taking stupid to a new level.

I honestly hope she does try and take someone to court, because I expect she would lose the case quickly and be lumped with all the court costs.
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Postby Rkcapps » Fri, 11 May 2018 3:58 pm

Hope the RWA is successful. As if writing isn't expensive enough already. You're right Galaxy_88, it would be like that! *shudder*


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