Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Patreon's gratuituos purge of Sargon of Akkad raises curious question about branding and social media companies -- it really does!




Sargon of Akkad (Carl Richard) explains how Patreon’s correspondence with him constitutes a bizarre but curiously rationalizable interpretation of the concept of “brand” or “trademark”.
  
  
Patreon doesn’t “like” Carl Benjamin’s “brand”.  OK, probably a lot of people don’t. But is that how platforms, nearly becoming public accommodations, should decide who is an acceptable participant on their site? 

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