9/10/1999

I’ve seen quite a few

Filed under:General — eric @ 10:57 am

I’ve seen quite a few mentions of Hormel’s nice letter to spamcop.com clearly accepting the slang use of “spam” as junk e-mail. Yes, it’s great that Hormel’s being so nice to spamcop by not threatening to sue like most companies do. But let’s not forget why they’re being so nice.

They sued Jim Henson Productions for naming a big pig muppet Spa’am. The district court ruled in favor of the muppets. Hormel appealed to the New York Federal Court of Appeals, who again ruled against Hormel. So now, after having everyone short of the US Supreme Court tell them to lighten up, all I can say is it’s about time. Good for Hormel

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