Beyond Cocky

Not sure who will win this cock fight, but it should be posted, and reposted, and posted again.

A Creative State of Mind

UPDATED 06/01/18

I really hate to have to blog about #cockygate again. I really do. (You can read my previous post here.) Some of you might wonder why I’m continuing to harp on this topic. Others might think I’m giving Faleena Hopkins exactly what she wants – more publicity. The reason why I’ve decided to blog about this (again!) is because #cockygate is far from over. While Hopkins’ trademark of the single word “cocky” affects just a small group of romance authors, this has set a dangerous precedent. Over the past several days, numerous attempts have been made by other authors to trademark other commonly-used words.

There has been a lot going on, so I’m going to give you a general run down, rather than drone on and on in a long-winded, emotional post.

  • On September 12, 2017 Faleena Hopkins (under her company Hop Hop Productions) applies for three…

View original post 921 more words

  One thought on “Beyond Cocky

  1. inkbiotic
    June 5, 2018 at 9:48 am

    I’m flabbergasted! How can someone copyright a word? That’s ridiculous. I could just copyright the word The and charge anyone who wants to use it, I’d be rich! Even copyrighting a title is dubious, although if I called a book Harry Potter and the Dragon King, I can see it would be kind of misleading. But ‘cocky’??
    Thank you for reblogging this, it’s important, people need to know.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. June 2, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Thanks for reblogging. This issue is an important one for writers. We can’t let it get swept under the rug.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: