NY Times Sends Cease and Desist to Canadian Over Name of Paywall Script

Howard Knopf reports that the NY Times has sent a cease and desist letter to a Canadian who wrote a short script that cracks its newly-erected paywall. The letter oddly focuses on trademark concerns associated with the name of the script – NYTClean.

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  1. Is this the best approach NYT?
    They’re tempting the Streisand Effect here. Instead of paying lawyers to sue somebody exposing a hole in their paywall, NYT should pay a programmer to close the hole.
    They’re probably focused on Trademark because it’s an easier case to make than a DMCA violation.