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Great Neologism

BradtempletonThe current speaker is Brad Templeton, who has been associated for years with Foresight, and is on the board of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He's speaking on privacy, but while building his argument, he mentioned a word he recently coined: spamigation. Spamigation is what happens when spam meets litigation. It's a spam-like use of the legal system to file massive numbers of lawsuits -- as has been done by the Recording Industry Association of America, which dumps lawsuits against filesharers (or music-pirates, if you prefer) into the legal system in batches of several hundred at once. A Google search shows that Brad did indeed coin this word (at least online).

October 23, 2004 in Commentary | Permalink


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