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The End of CockyGate

The End of CockyGate

At the end of "Oh, Oh, CockyGate, So Much Hate", I promised to update on "the BIG, REBELLION, WEIRDs, and STORYTELLER claims later." That's taking me much, much longer than expected. Happens, you know? Let's take care of the CockyGate updates today. COCKY Author and retired IP lawyer Kevin Kneupper tweeted about the final settlement … Continue reading The End of CockyGate

Trademark Checks: From Rebellion to Storytellers

Trademark Checks: From Rebellion to Storytellers

This is a quick summary of my recent posts and an update about trademark applications on my watch list. Faleena Hopkins created hoopla over COCKY prosecution of Romance and Erotica authors in what appears to have been an attempt to promote her Cocker Brothers series of books. Her trademarks are pending cancellation. She's still in … Continue reading Trademark Checks: From Rebellion to Storytellers

A Subversive Thought: No One Owns ‘Rebellion’

A Subversive Thought: No One Owns ‘Rebellion’

This is another post about a trademark of a single word. This one was from the United Kingdom and it's insensible. The uses on the application include nearly everything and the kitchen sink. Honestly, I'm not sure the list includes kitchen sinks because I have too much to do than figure out whether or not … Continue reading A Subversive Thought: No One Owns ‘Rebellion’

Watching Out for Dicks in CockyGate

Watching Out for Dicks in CockyGate

Stop for a moment, will you? You're reading this, presumably from my blog, which is a space to talk about erotic romance, speculative fiction, and the politics of technology. At this time, I can't think of any event that brings those topics together with more immediacy than CockyGate. In my previous post, I assumed readers … Continue reading Watching Out for Dicks in CockyGate

A Ridiculous Expansion to CockyGate

A Ridiculous Expansion to CockyGate

The grab for common words in USA-based fiction publishing quickly grew into one Hell of a cocked-up situation. CockyGate involves deception, bullying, and risks to the publishing industry as a whole. Romance Writers of America and Authors Guild have support the scattered authors and publishers who were threatened with legal action or who watched their … Continue reading A Ridiculous Expansion to CockyGate