The Internet has made it possible for every citizen with a gripe against a company to broadcast their feelings far and wide online. But that doesn't mean that businesses are happy about this...

This morning, the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a counterclaim against the Union Square Partnership on Durkee's behalf. The rights group argues that Durkee only incorporated portions of the official site in order to mock the organization.

"Because the disputed website is a parody, it by necessity mimics certain elements of USP's website," the group argues. "For example, the parody site replaced pictures of happy shoppers with photos of the 80 year-old elm trees that have been destroyed and a portrait of a squirrel holding a 'Keep Parks Public!' sign."

Tuesday, November 18, 2008