[Foundation-l] Buy Wikipedia?

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 19:42:29 UTC 2007

On 8/30/07, Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org> wrote:
> The issue here can't really be progressed when all that is being provided is
> a graphic of the ad banner. If people are inappropriately using the
> Wikipedia name I have no doubt a nice letter will get Google to pull their
> adverts - but you can't do that if you don't know what is being advertised.

Google ads is pretty aggressive about the trademark thing.

I used adwords to promote our last fundraiser, and they shut me off
after two days for using the "trademark term Wikipedia".  They did not
respond to my requests on what documentation I needed to provide to
ensure that I had authorization to use the mark.

Ironic that they're letting some spammer use it to link to their
site... but I bet it will be/was shut off after a day or two tops.

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