Apple C&D: New Name for iSubwayMaps

A little while ago William Bright started a web site where you could download subway maps to your iPod, taking advantage of the photo-storage capabilities of iPods with colour screens (see previous entry). Then some metro transit authorities caught wind of this and started sending nasty letters, causing Bill to either draft his own subway maps from scratch or seek licences to reproduce the official maps, depending on the city (see previous entry). Now Bill’s had to change the name of his site to iSubwayMaps.com, because he’s received another cease-and-desist letter — from Apple Computer. Apple’s been cracking down on third parties who do iPod-related business with “iPod” in their name — web sites, accessories, what have you. That’s trademark law for you. Via TUAW.

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