February 08, 2006

Blogging for dummies

OK, I admit I've been delinquent in posting to this blog; it's just not particularly high on my priority list at the moment. But I couldn't resist posting about this item (via Marty Schwimmer's Trademark Blog):

Jason McCabe Calacanis writes in his blog today that he has received a couple of nastygrams from Wiley Publishing after a member of his blogging network used "for dummies" in the title of a blog post ("Super Bowl guide for dummies"). Seems that Wiley wants some kind of trademark attribution statement every time someone uses the phrase "for dummies," even in a blog item headline.

They won't find it here.