Re: FASHION: The Extropian T-Shirt

Michael M. Butler (
Wed, 10 Mar 1999 09:39:39 -0800

Note: nothing in the below should be construed as partisanship, and my purpose is not to reopen old wounds; rather it is to forestall misunderstandings after commitments have been made and money has been spent. P.S. I'm not a lawyer, and this is not legal advice.

Prudence dictates:

Get a waiver letter from an officer of Extropy Institute before you silkscreen up a bunch of shirts.

It is a matter of historical fact that people have done t-shirts using an organization name (or a symbol or mark, or a word which brings that organization to mind) without jumping through the proper hoops, and have been promised lawsuits unless they stopped distributing same. Ugly. Bad all around. Yiccchh.

>Exactly. What we want is for people to get intrigued by the T-Shirt;