Disney lawsuit


(John Bush) #1

Am I the only person that worries about Elastic getting sued from Disney. Naming your products after Marvel characters seems like a slippery slope. Its not like you can hide from this list. It's surprising to me that the lawyers wouldn't be all over this. Just worried cause I really like Elastic and elasticsearch, seems like a huge risk just lying out there...


(Nik Everett) #2

I'm not a lawyer but I suspect this falls into clause four of fair use laws
in the US. Outside the US, I dunno.


(John Bush) #3

Yeah I'm no lawyer either, I would be concerned about #1. I'd agree about #4 in the open source domain, but once you start naming your products: shield , watcher, marvel?

(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes


(system) #4