Can't Distribute iPod Subway Maps?
from the pointless dept
When I got my first Palm Pilot many years ago, the first thing I downloaded for it was a NYC subway map, which came in handy a few times. Apparently, I wouldn’t be the only one who thought so, as someone set up a website full of downloadable subway maps that could be viewed on iPods. Unfortunately, the local transit authorities in New York and San Francisco weren’t too happy about it and accused the guy of violating their trademark. It’s a public transit map that’s being given out so that people can make better use of public transportation. It seems ridiculous that these agencies would get in a snit over the fact that the map wasn’t “properly licensed.”