Wednesday, March 29, 2017

There's trouble brewing

It's safe to say that the Guardian won't be on the Christmas card list of BrewDog founders James Watt and Martin Dickie. Not only did the paper cover the story of the heavy-handed legal threat the firm ill-advisedly issued to the Lone Wolf pub in Birmingham and the consequent social media shitstorm and embarrassing climbdown, but it's now unearthed further evidence of BrewDog adopting the bullying tactics of the corporate big boys.

The earlier threat saw the self-styled punks trying to claim the use of the word "punk" constituted a copyright infringement - oh the irony. If Watt's hasty excuse in the case of the Lone Wolf - that the suits got "trigger-happy" - looked decidedly suspect, it seems even more so now.

(Thanks to Lyndsey for the link.)

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