Three Stars Media / Frivolous Copyright Complaint
Three Stars Media, also know under the name Three Stars Team, Three Stars and quite a few others, sent a ridiculous legal threat to my blog provider hoping to get it shut down:
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 15:28:43 -0500
From: Cxxx <email@example.com>
I am the public relations director for Three Stars Media, a U.S. based company. Currently, there’s a blog site recently added to your service that violates our copyright by including the company’s name in its title and web address:
I’d appreciate it if you would remove this blog from your servers to prevent any further infringement upon our legal copyrighted name, Three Stars Media.
Public Relations Director
Media Logic, Inc.
A Three Stars Media Company
They have a long history of such complaints and I find this attempt to stifle free speech reprehensible. Their accusation is quite ridiculous as copyright does not apply to situations like these, of course you have to be able to use a company's name in order to criticize it.