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FedEx_Furniture.jpgFedEx has followed in the hare-brained footsteps of Apple by suing one of its biggest fans — blogger Jose Avila — who built all the furniture in his apartment out of FedEx boxes and blogged about it. Avila got a lawyer letter telling him he is in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (.pdf), or DMCA. He received a freaking cease and desist letter, instead of an invitation to appear in FedEx ads or a gift certificate to Ikea. His lawyer responded. Undoubtedly, he is now dealing with legal bills as well as sleeping on a cardboard bed.
As Slashdot noted, his work is pretty good, really. So what’s the damn problem?
The guy could be a priceless public relations asset to Fed Ex. What jerks!
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