iTouch vs. iPod touch: It's been decided -> itouchfans

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  1. bgizzle

    bgizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    IPTF will Rebrand to itouchfans.com next week

    It had to happen eventually. Despite all efforts by myself and the moderators to keep the forums clean and legal it seems we've grown too fast and too large to ignore. I received a letter yesterday from the lawyers of a certain electronics company close to our hearts pointing out the continued abuse by IPTF members in discussing App Store piracy and circumvention of the 3.0 OS beta security check and linking to firmware downloads. However, as we have always done our best to quickly quell all misdemeanors by our members and, as this is a public forum where we can't stop and can only react to illegal posting, there is no legal ground for action against us on these points it seems.

    Instead we're being hit from another angle. The injunction against us is based on the community's continued use of trademarked product names. One obvious mention of this is, unfortunately, in our website domain/address.

    In early consultation with our lawyers I am advised that these trademark battles can take years to be fought and decided, but this leaves us with breathing room only as we have been informed to expect the courts to levy a temporary restraining order on us today, that will last for 10 days prior to a preliminary injunction.

    Edit/ as I'm writing this the court order has come in. Here's is an excerpt.

    In short we are being forced to revoke our site name within 10 days and to stop using any trademarked product names in this forum and any new forums we set up. Fortunately some time ago I had expected something along these lines and have already purchased the itouchfans.com domain.

    Don't update your bookmarks yet though as we have some time. We will be making a full site move to the new domain www.itouchfans.com later this week with redirects to follow and the current domain will cease to exist from April 10th.

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    The monikers itouch, iTouch, ifone, iFone are all okay and I suggest if any member really needs to use The Company's name in any post that they use the name of another piece of fruit in its place.
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    Virtualball Well-Known Member

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    Happy April Fools!
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    Seams like an end or an era in a way
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    i always liked the name "banana itouch" lol
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    dudeitsriley Banned

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    Look at that banana. Its touchy feely.
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    What!!? I don't belive.
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    It's not April fools. Bgizzle is in Paris... they actually don't have it over there. :/
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