Which reminds me of this

Which reminds me of this Slashdot piece about IDG’s international legal debacles in “protecting” the “For Dummies” brand. Especially noteworthy (and baseless) was their campaign against a Swede running a FAQ. Link

Also of tremendous humorosity: This letter from the Webmaster responsible for “Ulysses for Dummies” to IDG’s overzealous legal department. Link

Oh, and don’t miss “Corporate Standover Tactics for Dummies,” a great Web resource tracking IDG’s campaign against a bunch of unemployed silk-screeners in Australia. Link

Really, is there any circumstance in which such a nastygram doesn’t result in the sender looking like a hypersensitive, overly litigious, bullying idiot Dummy®?