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TikToker says he’s being threatened with legal action for ‘exposing’ Starbucks. Is it for clout?

'The amount of people who believe this is scary.'

On Jun 9, 2022 by Kathleen Wong

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Etsy removes ‘Feyoncé’ engagement mug after cease-and-desist letter from Beyoncé

Products like these should be outlawed regardless.

On Jan 24, 2015 by Miles Klee

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Getting to know Shirterate, Choire Sicha’s neckbeard-fashion disruptor

Awl coproprietor Choire Sicha tackles a full-scale failure of casual menswear.

On Jul 11, 2014 by Miles Klee

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10 things I’ve learned from having my work stolen online

An online manufacturer stole a design I created for their line of watches. Here's what I took away from the experience.

On Mar 17, 2014 by [email protected]

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Forget about Coinye—now there’s Kim Coindashian

Enjoy it while you can.

On Feb 11, 2014 by Miles Klee

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Wikimedia staffer loses job over edit-for-cash scandal

Wikipedians allege Sarah Stierch edited the crowdsourced encyclopedia on behalf of paying clients.

On Jan 9, 2014 by Tim Sampson

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Wikipedia hits sockpuppet PR firm with cease-and-desist notice

Wiki-PR is not affiliated with Wikipedia, and Wikipedia wants to make that clear.

On Nov 19, 2013 by Kevin Collier

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Reddit’s LGBT ‘gaymers’ nix legal battle over their name

Defeated gaymer.org founder pulled the plug on his website.

On Aug 22, 2013 by Miles Klee

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Is California trying to shut down Bitcoin?

Californian seems intent to strangle the digital currency.

On Jul 5, 2013 by Joe Kloc

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Nutella drops cease-and-desist against Nutella fan site

Nutelladay.com will not be going dark after all.

On May 21, 2013 by Jennifer Abel

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Donut company forces rapper Krispy Kreme to find a new name

The 21-year-old is reportedly considering such new monikers as Froggy Fresh, Jelly Bean, and Lil Kuntry.

On Dec 4, 2012 by Chase Hoffberger

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Obama’s “Sesame Street” ad forces the show’s hand

After being caught in the crosshairs, the educational nonprofit Sesame Street Workshop has issued a formal no-endorsement in the presidential race.

On Oct 10, 2012 by Chase Hoffberger

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Can you trademark a community? Reddit’s r/gaymers hit with cease-and-desist letter

The owner of Gaymer.org says Reddit's r/gaymers community infringes on his trademark. 

On Sep 10, 2012 by Kevin Morris

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Pinterest takes action to block commercial pinning

Pinterest has blocked links to Pinbooster, a service that would allow users to monetize their pins.

On Jun 15, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini