Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Bitter Way™

Last Friday (February 24) I posted and linked to an Anagram TTC map

It seems that the higher ups at the TTC do not have a sense of humour, and the original poster has been told to remove the Anagram TTC map:

Here's part of the letter from the TTC
The TTC has not granted, and expressly denies, permission to you or the Website to reproduce or otherwise use TTC intellectual property in whole or in part. The TTC hereby demands that you immediately cease and desist from using TTC intellectual property on the Website, failing which the TTC will take appropriate legal actions without further notice to you.
So here is the revised map of the Toronto subway, with no offical TTC logos and trademarks.

Anagram Toronto Subway Map version 2.0 (PDF)

UPDATE: BoingBoing’s Cory Doctorow, who grew up in Toronto, puts it nicely:
“It’s part of every Torontonian’s experience of the city, a part of the cultural fabric. Culture gets remixed — that’s what happens with it. … The TTC’s legal bullying here is completely needless — they face no risk and no loss from letting their riders turn the map into their own personal remix.”

Lighten up TTC.

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