Tuesday, November 24, 2009

iPodRip Renamed iRip

The Little App Factory:

Now, you may be saying that we deserve it for using Apple’s trademark but no, in Australia it doesn’t work that way. Our Trademark Act of 1995 states that if “the person uses the trade mark in good faith to indicate the intended purpose of goods” then we are not causing an infringement. When we created the name back in 2003 it was quite simple: Apple was advertising “Rip, Mix and Burn” and my software ripped your iPod back to your computer. Hence, the logical conclusion was iPodRip.

They couldn’t rename it “PodRip,” either. John Gruber:

That’s crummy. “iPod” is Apple’s. “Pod” is just a word.

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