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Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Don’t Call Gator "Spyware"

Gator has sued a website for libel because they referred to the Gator software as "spyware." Seems to me it's a classic case of if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck . . . it's a duck. So remember: never associate Gator with spyware. That would be very unfortunate if anyone would ever refer to Gator as spyware. If you are looking for an adjective to describe Gator, make sure it isn't spyware. That is, of course, unless you want a particularly rabid species of lawyer sicced on you. Thanks Slashdot.

J.t.Qbe comments: I wonder if they'd object if you called Gator other things, like hateful, garbage, or a curse from Satan himself. Probably should be careful about that.

A.T. Hun comments: Nope, that wouldn't be charitable at all.

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