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A Swedish firm has hijacked the Pirate Bay logo after discovering the torrent tracker had not registered its three-masted graphic with the appropriate authorities. Sandryds Handels AB has been all over Swedish Radio today, Torrentfreak reports, saying it plans to use a tweaked version of the Pirate Bay logo on a range of USB …

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Trademarks and copyrights

There may not be a trademark on it, but it's still copyrighted.

This would leave the wonderful stand-off of one party being the only body able to use it as a brand, yet not actually having the rights to use it at all, while TPB would be able to use it as artwork, but not to actually brand or advertise any service.

A very weird state of affairs....

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FAIL

Hip, subversive logo?

Nope.

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Tat Bazaar Ahoy

If you type Pirate bay into Ebay you will find a multitude of mugs, t-shirts, lighters, bottle openers etc etc looks like several sellers are aready using it as a logo

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How Appropriate

How fitting that a company that had no problems mis-appropriating someone else's copyrighted material is now in fact having their material re-appropriated. Seems almost, appropriate.

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@ Gall

All they have to do is draw their own version. Or "tweak" it, as the article puts it.

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Awesome

Take that you pirates,

Surely they dont have a wooden leg to stand on, isnt everything supposed to be stolen in this utopian world of theirs?

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Hilarious

The biter bitten.

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Pirate

"firm had registered the log" ...

... and then they walked the plank. Arrr.

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Pirate

ahem...

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed TPB's rather flippant attitude of things like copyright?

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Copyright...

Still under copyright though... So if people take it and use it, they are pirating it... Oh... Where's the head scratching icon.

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Boffin

are you kidding?

They'll just link to it... problem solved.

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Pirate

Sweet!

I just pissed myself laughing at the thought of the Pirate Bay crying over someone breaching their copyright. Justice... Sweet Justice!

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Is it only me

... who originally noticed that pirate bay was so named because the last 4 letters are ebay

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Avast

Has anyone made a t-shirt with tpb logo and the tag line - Privacy Pirate ?

Coz I'd like to buy one. ftw.

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Tape

Wasn't the tape skull-and-crossbones on the Pirate Bay logo nicked from the Home Recording is Killing Music campaign?

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Kopimi

No one noticed the little Kopimi (Copy me) symbol around the pirate bay then, which basically says feel free to copy me. An interesting concept and a change from "Ill sue if you try and make any sort of copy of my whale song inspired crud"

I think they are more aiming to be able to keep using the logo, rather than have it seized by a multinational who tried to claim it as their own.

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