On February 19th, 2011, ‘URBAN HOMESTEAD’…

The Urban Homestead, 2008

…is a term that has been around since at least the 1970’s, so it was with some surprise when we heard the press swirling with stories about a kooky homesteading clan who actually went through the trouble to trademark it (I was equally surprised to discover that they had purchased the domain name edibleestates.com a few years after I started my little art project), and over the past week they have been sending nutty letters (sorta cease & desist) to those groups using the term, including the fine folks, Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen, who wrote the popular 2008 book of the same name (Electronic Frontier Foundation is now representing the authors and publisher in this dispute) – so let’s all buy their book! (and check out a new protest page – don’t mess with homesteaders)

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Author: Fritz Haeg on February 19, 2011
Category: books, environment
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