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Old 01-08-2013, 18:44
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According to a BBC News report, Microsoft are having to change the name of SkyDrive to something else (as yet not disclosed, it seems) following a court ruling resulting from an action by BSkyB.
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Old 01-08-2013, 19:55
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So basically, nobody is allowed to use the three letters in the order 'sky' anywhere in any product name? Keeps the lawyers in work I suppose!
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Old 01-08-2013, 19:58
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My dog is called Sky. Does that mean that I will have to change her name as well?
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Old 01-08-2013, 20:43
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My dog is called Sky. Does that mean that I will have to change her name as well?
Yes, it does
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Old 01-08-2013, 20:54
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I detest Sky.....So I'll always refer to it as Skydrive, now I know it annoys them....
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Old 01-08-2013, 20:59
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I detest Sky.....So I'll always refer to it as Skydrive now I know it annoys them....
Totally, but I felt the same way with iTV and how Apple wanted to use it. I'm beginning to learn that you British are obviously more litigious than Americans. So, who's next to get sued by some overly lawyered British firms?
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Old 01-08-2013, 21:05
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It's fair enough. Trademarks are there for a reason, though are only valid in your area of business. If Sky TV didn't have a broadband service then Microsoft would be free to use the name. But they do, so they can't. What would happen if Sky started to offer online storage with their internet package but MS already had something with a similar name? That's why they've won.

You can have a Sky Pizza or a Sky Bed Shop or a Sky Roofing Contractor. But in the UK you cannot have a Sky internet service, because someone else already does.
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Old 01-08-2013, 21:58
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Totally, but I felt the same way with iTV and how Apple wanted to use it. I'm beginning to learn that you British are obviously more litigious than Americans. So, who's next to get sued by some overly lawyered British firms?
I guess New York and the New England Patriots should begin to worry......
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Old 01-08-2013, 22:43
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It's fair enough. Trademarks are there for a reason, though are only valid in your area of business. If Sky TV didn't have a broadband service then Microsoft would be free to use the name. But they do, so they can't. What would happen if Sky started to offer online storage with their internet package but MS already had something with a similar name? That's why they've won.

You can have a Sky Pizza or a Sky Bed Shop or a Sky Roofing Contractor. But in the UK you cannot have a Sky internet service, because someone else already does.
Indeed. I didn't realise because i dont have Sky that SkyPhoto etc are actual real sky products too. Tbh i hate Sky, but this is more than just sticking an 'i' in front of a word.
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Old 01-08-2013, 23:14
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MS only agreed because it was "mutually beneficial" Sounds like Sky are looking to tie into the X-Box.
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Old 01-08-2013, 23:51
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What I found truly amazing, (though not sure I should have been given the intelligence of some folk) is that people having problems with Microsoft SkyDrive were actually contacting BskyB for a fix?
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:49
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...................Keeps the lawyers in work I suppose!
Sure does and the sky's the limit.

Oh! B*gger I said the word.

That's me sued out of existence too
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:52
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So basically, nobody is allowed to use the three letters in the order 'sky' anywhere in any product name? Keeps the lawyers in work I suppose!
kaspersky seem to have gotten away with it
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:56
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I guess New York and the New England Patriots should begin to worry......
Ohh no! lol New Britain Connecticut might be on the list too!
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:43
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Totally, but I felt the same way with iTV and how Apple wanted to use it. I'm beginning to learn that you British are obviously more litigious than Americans. So, who's next to get sued by some overly lawyered British firms?
The Americans have a few companies prone to suing others...Apple spring to mind.

America, land of the free....and ambulance chasing lawyers
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:35
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Totally, but I felt the same way with iTV and how Apple wanted to use it. I'm beginning to learn that you British are obviously more litigious than Americans. So, who's next to get sued by some overly lawyered British firms?
What a trolling comment. Or are you just a Fox News watching patriot?

The USA is well known as the most litigious country on the planet. Most lawsuits that happen in your country would be considered vexatious or frivolous in this country.

Things like people suing McDonald's for their coffee being hot.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:30
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What I found truly amazing, (though not sure I should have been given the intelligence of some folk) is that people having problems with Microsoft SkyDrive were actually contacting BskyB for a fix?
If you open up your computer, connect to Sky Broadband, log in to Sky Email, share some pictures on Sky Photo and upload your files to Sky Drive, would you not think it logical all were provided by the same company?

This is exactly why they've been granted the infringement, and that's the point I made above.
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Old 02-08-2013, 14:22
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I wonder if Sky plan on suing MGM/Sony/the Broccoli family due to the recent James Bond movie 'Skyfall'?

Apple have 'i' everything, Sky have 'Sky' everything, why don't Microsoft call everything 'MS' something. It could be called "MSDrive" or "MSCloud" or whatever, or has 'Cloud' as a term been copyrighted now too?
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Old 02-08-2013, 14:50
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I wonder if Sky plan on suing MGM/Sony/the Broccoli family due to the recent James Bond movie 'Skyfall'?

Apple have 'i' everything, Sky have 'Sky' everything, why don't Microsoft call everything 'MS' something. It could be called "MSDrive" or "MSCloud" or whatever, or has 'Cloud' as a term been copyrighted now too?
then maybe all those people with MS could sue microsoft
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Old 02-08-2013, 15:37
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Apple have 'i' everything
Yet I still can't find that iPlayer device that the BBC keep advertising on sale in Apple's shops

BTW should these guys sue BSkyB?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_%28band%29

Meanwhile, Beethro is sharpening his sword in case things get nasty:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-95l2FZkuCQ

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Old 02-08-2013, 16:35
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*woooooosh*


Is that the sound of the entire point going over most people's heads?
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Old 02-08-2013, 18:19
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*woooooosh*


Is that the sound of the entire point going over most people's heads?
No probably the sound of you caring too much......
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Old 02-08-2013, 18:45
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No because they were a pop group. You don't seem to understand this very well.
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Old 02-08-2013, 19:09
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If you open up your computer, connect to Sky Broadband, log in to Sky Email, share some pictures on Sky Photo and upload your files to Sky Drive, would you not think it logical all were provided by the same company?

This is exactly why they've been granted the infringement, and that's the point I made above.
My maxim in life is never assume. Pity that maxim is not more general throughout the populace. So in answer to your question NO I would not assume that SkyDrive belonged to BskyB.
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Old 02-08-2013, 19:16
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The Americans have a few companies prone to suing others...Apple spring to mind.

America, land of the free....and ambulance chasing lawyers
Haha they are particularly bad in that arena. I'm no fan of ambulance chasers, but a good trial gets everyone roused up it's like theater hahaha!

What a trolling comment. Or are you just a Fox News watching patriot?

The USA is well known as the most litigious country on the planet. Most lawsuits that happen in your country would be considered vexatious or frivolous in this country.

Things like people suing McDonald's for their coffee being hot.
Hahahaha the funniest thing going on here is in your attempt to belittle me by throwing some anti-American BS at me, I was actually agreeing with a guy that is railing against BSkyB/News Corp. As it is I don't feel any particular affinity with News Corp/21st Century Fox/whatever they want to call it these days. And you being too stupid to see the context or probably just too caught up in your own crazy political beliefs think I'm a fan or viewer of Fox News/News Corp, et al. is that irony or what?
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