Bird to Boing Boing: We’re sorry about sending you a legal-demand letter

Electric scooter company Bird apologized today for demanding that the publication Boing Boing remove an article about a $30 way to hack Bird scooters, as first spotted by the BBC. Bird said, “This was our mistake and we apologize to Cory Doctorow.” Bird had originally issued Boing Boing a notice of copyright infringement saying that the article writer, journalist Cory Doctorow, had promoted sales of an illegal product designed to bypass the scooters’ proprietary copyright protections. Doctorow’s story, published in December, described a large number of Bird scooters getting abandoned on city streets and pointed out that “maybe now is a good time to invest in a $30 scooter ‘conversion kit.’” The kits would disable Bird recovery and... Continue reading…

Bird to Boing Boing: We’re sorry about sending you a legal-demand letter

"Our legal team overstretched," Bird says in a statement. "This was our mistake."

Mon 14 Jan 19 from Arstechnica

Bird apologizes for attempting to take down Boing Boing story about hacking its scooters

Electric scooter company Bird apologized today for demanding that the publication Boing Boing remove an article about a $30 way to hack Bird scooters, as first spotted by the BBC. ...

Mon 14 Jan 19 from The Verge

Start-up Bird backs down in electric scooter legal row

A scooter firm has apologised after issuing a journalist with legal threats over an article about its scooters.

Mon 14 Jan 19 from BBC Technology

Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well.

Cory Doctorow doesn’t like censorship. He especially doesn’t like his own work being censored. Anyone who knows Doctorow knows his popular tech and culture blog Boing Boing, and ...

Fri 11 Jan 19 from TechCrunch

Bird tries to forcibly remove Boing Boing’s story detailing how to hack and keep its scooters

Electric scooter company Bird has demanded that the publication Boing Boing take down a story that discusses a $30 way to hack Bird scooters, citing copyright infringement. The ...

Fri 11 Jan 19 from The Verge

EFF flips Bird the bird, says Boing Boing post doesn’t violate copyright law

EFF: Bird's legal demand to take down recent Cory Doctorow post is "meritless."

Fri 11 Jan 19 from Arstechnica

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