I have it on good authority that it@Cork who are organizing the upcoming [Tag]Web 2.0[/Tag](sm) Conference had a lengthy communication from O’Reilly’s New York lawyers today. Apparently [Tag]O’Reilly[/Tag] have an impending application for registration of web 2.0 as a service mark and it@Cork’s use of it violates their exclusive rights.
Let me say it again – the Emperor has no clothes on. This is proof, if more proof were needed, that this whole so-called movement is nothing more than an exercise in self-interest, and that the real value of Web 2.0(sm) is to those who own it, and not to those who are being exhorted to believe in it.
– brendan lawlor –