Tue 6th March 2012, 9:01pm
QUOTE(thekohser @ Fri 1st July 2011, 5:36am)
QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Wed 29th June 2011, 5:15pm)
Just checked Amazon again
, and they are still listing 20,617 of those "books"......
Down to 20,587 now. At this rate, they'll all be gone by Christmas. Of 2013.
Down to less than 13,000 now. I'm impressed.
Here's what gets my goat, though.
Just today, in response to a very similar publishing rip-off scam, Ryan Kaldari thinks he's cavalry coming to the rescue of the WMF brand by "notifying the WMF legal department
Heads up, Ryan! Back in October 2009, I alerted WMF legal eagle Mike Godwin to the fact that VDM Publishing's printing the front-cover tagline, "High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!" was likely an unauthorized use of the Wikipedia trade name in commerce.
Guess what Godwin's response to me was?
There is no need to copy me on this exchange. Please remove email@example.com from your respective lists.
What the hell is wrong with you? Don't you have a job somewhere?
Get a life.
Note that almost exactly one year later, Godwin would be out of his job at the Wikimedia Foundation.
I wonder if ol' Geoff Brigham will handle this particular publishing corruption a little smarter than Mike Godwin did?