The College Politico has received a cease-and-desist letter from lawyers for Politico, demanding that he stop using the word “Politico” in his name — and that he give them control of his domain.
Stephen Gutowski, the operator of the domain, has broken several stories, including one that proved that Obama=Hitler signs were being wielded by Lyndon LaRouche supporters.
Spread the word far and wide: we will not stand for such thuggish tactics.
UPDATE: Until this threat is withdrawn, I plan to boycott Politico, and I encourage others to do the same.
UPDATE x2: The word “politico” is in the dictionary. It means “politician.”
What other ordinary words do we not get to use in naming blogs?
UPDATE x3: I have a call in to Lisa H. Glassman, the lawyer who wrote the cease-and-desist letter.
UPDATE x4: Another example of Politico’s thuggery here. Thanks to happyfeet.
UPDATE x5: Thanks to Instapundit for the link.
Here’s the letter: