Loew’s Hardware Can Go Straight to Hell

Kelmeister linked to Loew’s hardware and got a cease-and-desist notice. Bullocks to that.

The foundation of the internet is that anyone can link to anything at anytime. Without permission. Without asking. If it is publicly available – it is linkable.

What a bunch of douches. And I rarely use that term.

It’s called .htaccess and Allow you stupid dicks.

4 thoughts on “Loew’s Hardware Can Go Straight to Hell

  1. palochi

    As I tried to post over at Kel’s site (but the commenting is down at the moment):

    Their “link agreement” definition is bullshit. There are no “trademark compliance laws” (as defined by any U.S. law) which prevent linking to a website. It’s on the same level as someone saying there’s a law that says Lowes cannot show a commercial that I receive on my TV because they did not contact me for permission.

    Kel isn’t using any trademarked materials in the link usage. No matter how many fancypants forms they come up with, trademark law is not defined by corporations. Not yet, anyway.

    Someone should fire Mr. Trademark Manager and any other legal advisors he uses for customer harassment, poor research skills, and the twisting and abuse of copyright law for corporate interests.

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