What do Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Deadmau5, Sam & Dave and The Beatles Have in Common with Hotel California? Facebook is Selling Their Names as Keywords

MTP readers will recall that there is a long history of Internet advertising companies selling keywords under dodgy circumstances.  We have some documentation of this practice–starting in 2003ish an affidavit from the “DownloadPlace” litigation documents that Google suggested artist names as Google Adwords.  In the Google drugs non prosecution agreement case, Google representatives sold drug-related […]

EFF in a bunch again over Burning Man

Here’s the latest scary corporate bugaboo from the EFFluviati: Burning Man (creepy Eric Schmidt’s fav) has some terms of use that protect the integrity of its brand and give EFF yet another chance to alarm the masses about the evils of success–sorry–intellectual property rights. Check out the EFFluvia from the Deep Thoughts blog.