25 Nov '14, 11pm

Western Union doesn’t like Bitcoin spoof ad, files DMCA takedown claim

Western Union doesn’t like Bitcoin spoof ad, files DMCA takedown claim

This is the parody ad in question. reddit Facebook has taken down a parody of a Western Union ad posted on a Bitcoin news Facebook page , which was immediately re-published on reddit . Further Reading Artist uses DMCA to remove criticism of his impossibly shaped female characters Randy Queen takes issue with Tumblr posts using images from his Darkchylde series. On Monday, the money transfer company filed a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) claim with Facebook, alleging trademark infringement of its image. The claim was filed by Erin Schol , who is listed on LinkedIn as an assistant legal analyst for Western Union. However, the DMCA, as the name implies, only covers copyrighted material and not trademarks. Kristin Kelly, a Western Union spokeswoman, told Ars in an e-mailed statement: "Western Union takes all brand matters seriously, and we take steps that we believe a...

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