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Steve Jobs action figure

Peter Surda sends me this:

Re this post: Looks like every day brings a new IP misuse. Apple has forced the manufacturer of a Steve Jobs action figure off the market, due to alleged copyright and trademark infringement. Even though the action figure is not called Steve Jobs at all.

This not only shows how IP is used to squash market participants by the use of force, it also shows how it promotes making bad business decisions. Spending money on getting rid of free marketing does not sound like a smart plan, rather more like a double loss. Which subsequently, it will be argued, will need to be compensated by more invasive laws.

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