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Jack Daniels Shows How To Write a Cease and Desist Letter 402

NormalVisual writes "When the Jack Daniels distillery recently became aware of a book whose cover they felt substantially infringed their trademark, they didn't go into instant 'Terminator mode' — instead, they wrote a very thoughtful, civil letter to the infringing party, and even offered to help defray the costs of coming into compliance. I believe plenty of other companies (and many in the tech world) could use this as an example of how *not* to alienate people and come off looking like a bunch of greedy jerks."

Comment Re:Fill me in, eh (Score 1) 54

The SCC can look at a law in question and determine if it is in keeping with the Constitution. If said law conflicts with the Constitution, then it is considered invalid. The Constitution is supreme.

It can be changed, and has been some number of times. Some changes are relatively easy to make, where a change pertains only to one province. Other changes that involve multiple provinces are harder, but still doable. One of the hardest changes to make is the position of the Governor General, which requires unanimous approval, so the GG's position as-is can be considered entrenched in the Constitution.

Comment Re:Get screwed - now for only $200! (Score 1) 80

The Kobo uses ePub, which is an open format I believe. Yes you can make purchases directly from the Kobo store, but you can also sideload content from other sources. I have purchased ebooks from Sitepoint, O'Reilly, and Manning and read the ePub editions on my Kobo without issue. It's even possible to purchase Kindle-formatted content, and convert to ePub using the likes of Calibre.

Comment Meh (Score 3) 80

As an owner of the 2nd-gen Kobo (WiFi+USB), I'm not feeling at all interested in this new device. I love the e-ink display on my reader, and the fact it can go weeks without a charge. I don't need a bigger and heavier device to do the same thing.

I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.