Canonical “abused trademark law” to target a site critical of Ubuntu privacy
Posted on: 11/08/2013 01:29 PM

Canonical has been fending off criticism from privacy advocates because the desktop search tool in recent versions of the operating system also searches the Internet

Canonical “abused trademark law” to target a site critical of Ubuntu privacy


From ArsTechnica:
One person who dislikes Canonical's search tool is Micah Lee, a technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation who maintains the HTTPS Everywhere project and is CTO of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. Lee set up a website called "Fix Ubuntu," which provides instructions for disabling the Internet search tool.

According to Lee, Canonical sent him an e-mail this morning asking him to stop using the Ubuntu logo and also to stop using the word "Ubuntu" in his domain name. Lee reprinted the entire e-mail in a blog post titled, "Canonical shouldn’t abuse trademark law to silence critics of its privacy decisions.



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