[lg policy] Facebook says, "All your face belong to us"

Dennis Baron debaron at ILLINOIS.EDU
Sat Aug 28 03:47:59 UTC 2010

There's a new post on the Web of Language:  Facebook says, "All your  
face belong to us"

Facebook wants to trademark the word "face." The social networker  
which connects more than 500 million users has already shown how we  
can all live together as one big happy set of FBF's by forcing other  
sites to drop "book" from their names, and now, in application no.  
78980756 to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Facebook is  
asserting its ownership of the word "face" as well.

read the whole post about Facebook's trademark incursions on the Web  
of Language:  http://bit.ly/weblan
Dennis Baron
Professor of English and Linguistics
Department of English
University of Illinois
608 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801

office: 217-244-0568
fax: 217-333-4321


read the Web of Language:

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