[hackerspaces] Fwd: boy scouts suing hacker scouts

Jerry Isdale isdale at gmail.com
Wed Aug 21 09:56:52 CEST 2013

Unfortunately "The Boy Scouts have held a congressional charter since 1916 that gives the organization the "exclusive right to use emblems, badges, descriptive or designating marks, and words or phrases" that it adopts. Groups such as the Girl Scouts of the USA, Red Cross and Little League Baseball have similar protection." 
(LA Times http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-boy-scouts-threaten-hacker-scouts20130819,0,2398209.story)

It is interesting that there are many other groups (noted in earlier emails) that include the term 'scout' in their name.  Why have they not been threatened by BSA? or perhaps they have been?

Jerry Isdale

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