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User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5294 posts, RR: 61
Posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 880 times:

I just visited the B717 Information centre where I saw that it was renamed the "Ashland Pacific Information Centre.

To comply with requests from The Boeing Company, The Boeing 717 Internet Information Center has been renamed the Ashland Pacific Information Center"

Can Boeing really do this? Was the site breaking any laws? Could I not start the MD11 Information Centre if I wanted?

Kind Regards,
Jeremiah Teahan


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User currently onlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5057 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 854 times:

what is the url of the site?


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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 838 times:

Well technically, Boeing owns both "Boeing" and "717", so they can request that it be removed from such thing as a published website for any reason, such as them not wanting people to believe that website was a part of Boeing.

User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5294 posts, RR: 61
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 835 times:

The URL is: http://www.geocities.com/md95.geo/

I agree that Boeing owns Boeing but not 717. If I write 717 down on a website, does Boeing own it? I think not! Same as if I write down B717. I really don't think Boeing can claim to own that either.

I really don't see how Boeing had a right to do that. It dissapoints me that aircraft manufacturers have reached this!

Kind Regards,
Jeremiah Teahan



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 814 times:
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I don't think Boeing can claim 717 on its own. They can claim "Boeing 717" or "B717", but not just "717". Intel had a problem with this some years ago with their 386, and they were basically told that a number on its own can not be copyrighted. After that Intel started calling their processors i386, i486, and after that they dropped the numbers altogether and went with a name, Pentium.

Also, Boeing owns the "silloutte" (spelling??) of the 747, so I'm not sure if that applies to their other aircrarft too.

Sammy


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