Tech Break

Feb 2nd 2016

Tech Break 2274

TNT Reacts to Fine Bros Apology

Turns out the word "React" will be free to use for the time being.
Category: TWiT Bits

Jason Howell, Megan Morrone, Liberty Madison, and Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica discuss the apology the Fine Brothers posted on YouTube. The Fine Brothers are the guys behind those React videos featuring kids reacting to rotary phones, teens reacting to gay marriage, or elders reacting to Snapchat. According to the USPTO, the Fine Brothers recently tried to copyright the use of the word "React" as it pertains to "programs and webisodes via the Internet in the field of observing and interviewing various groups of people." They also tried to take part of the earnings from people who made React videos. The internet revolted and we reacted.

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