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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Wait - only minorities are allowed to be offended by something? Is that a new rule?
    Someone calling me a "cracker" or a "gringo" doesn't affect me like me calling a minority a racial epithet.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    No, it's a false equivalency.
    So if there was less whites in the country you would treat their offense differently? Sorry, but I really don't understand that.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I find N.W.A. offensive. I am sure I can find 4 people that think like me and have that musical groups patent pulled so anybody can sell items with their name on it.

    Is the patent office going to be inundated with requests like this now?
    Good point. How about I find five friends--probably could right on this thread--who would join in a lawsuit--probably without any cost to us--to object to copyright protection of a lot of books promoting this or that or criticizing this or that in a way we find highly offensive. Or some of the rap music out there would have been banned 50 years ago and should be offensive to everybody. Or museums displaying art denigrating Christians or Christianity or some such as that? Would they take seriously a lawsuit that would withdraw protection from such unacceptable material that is offensive to so many?

    It wouldn't prevent anybody from continuing to perform or buy the stuff. It would just make it financially unprofitable for those who originate it.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    N.W.A was used because they couldn't get a copyright on the words actually spelled out.
    If it's actually the case that in these various instances it's the acronymns alone, and not the names, that are trademarked or copywritten, it would make for a very funny end around.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    So if there was less whites in the country you would treat their offense differently? Sorry, but I really don't understand that.
    I am sure you don't. I suppose you would have to walk a mile in a minority's shoes to understand the difference sociologically.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Someone calling me a "cracker" or a "gringo" doesn't affect me like me calling a minority a racial epithet.
    Cracker is a slur.

    If 10% of the whites were offended by the term, is that good enough for you?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Good point. How about I find five friends--probably could right on this thread--who would join in a lawsuit--probably without any cost to us--to object to copyright protection of a lot of books promoting this or that or criticizing this or that in a way er find highly offensive. Or some of the rap music out there would have been banned 50 years ago and should be offensive to everybody. Or museums displaying art denigrating Christians or Christianity or some such as that? Would they take seriously a lawsuit that would withdraw protection from such unacceptable material that is offensive to so many?
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Some people do have blue skin, when they are choking and about to die.

    I don't think it is good to have blue skin.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    If it's actually the case that in these various instances it's the acronymns alone, and not the names, that are trademarked or copywritten, it would make for a very funny end around.

    Washington Ready Enlightened Dashing Daring Super Kicking Intelligent Noble Scallywags.

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    Actually, there might be a hangup with that. I can't get a copyright for "Empty V" because it sounds like "MTV".
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Cracker is a slur.

    If 10% of the whites were offended by the term, is that good enough for you?
    Whites aren't a minority group. There's historical context to consider as well. That's why it is a false equivalency.
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