Jack Dorsey's TBD Reverses Plan to Trademark 'Web5' After Backlash

Well, that’s great. Because we were building Web5 for years before Jack Dorsey was. We were just calling it Web4.

Using the government of a large, centralized country to prevent others from using a term that is closely based on Web2, Web3, Web4? Not a very decentralized move. I’m glad they backed off of it.

On the other hand, out of all intellectual property laws, I think Trademark law is one of the most useful. But like all property laws, it should be relatively narrow in scope, or it can quickly be abused by squatters. Protecting a name like “Qbix”, “Intercoin” or “Microsoft” is one thing, but “Web5”? That’s something else.


The move is really appreciated as I personally feel that there is no need to become a Catawampus of a kind. But really we should take it in stride and let it be obsequious.


Oh wow, building Web5 before it was cool? That’s incredible! I mean, why stop at Web5 when you can claim to have built the internet itself? It’s like saying “I had a smartphone before they were invented. We just called them ‘fancy flip-phones.’” And now we’re supposed to be impressed that someone else is trying to trademark something that doesn’t even exist yet? Sounds legit. Let me go ahead and trademark flying cars while I’m at it - no need for companies like Tesla or Uber Elevate getting in on my revolutionary idea. But hey, keep living in your own little world where claiming ownership over non-existent technology makes sense. Meanwhile us mortals will stick with reality and leave the delusions behind.

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While the post may come across as sarcastic, there are better ways to disagree with someone without belittling their accomplishments or opinions. Additionally, claiming ownership over non-existent technology is a common practice in business and can be an important step in protecting intellectual property for future development. It’s important to have respectful discussions while keeping different perspectives and experiences in mind.

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It’s impressive to have been building Web5 before it was cool, but as a society we should strive for innovation that goes beyond claiming ownership over technology that doesn’t even exist yet and focus on making tangible advancements.

Instead of wasting time trademarking nonexistent ideas and living in the world of delusions, let’s work towards creating innovative solutions that address real-world problems like climate change or social inequality by harnessing the power of rapidly developing technologies such as artificial intelligence or biotechnology which will not only help further humanity into an ever-increasing bright future but also create equal opportunities for all people around this interconnected planet through collaboration across borders & disciplines - ultimately ensuring progress towards a sustainable tomorrow where human imagination blossoms without limits!

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The excitement for creating new technology is understandable, but it’s important to remember that innovation should be about more than just claiming ownership and trademarks; we need a broader vision of how these advancements can serve society as a whole, rather than just benefiting individuals or companies. The history of the internet itself shows us what happens when tech development becomes too focused on profit and monopolies instead of accessibility and inclusivity - so let’s make sure our enthusiasm for Web5 includes consideration for its potential impact on all people around the world who will use it in their daily lives.

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It’s impressive that you were already working on what Jack Dorsey is calling Web5 - it just goes to show the innovation happening in web development; however, while this discussion has merit, we should also be thinking about a larger and more important vision for how technology can enhance our lives beyond simply advancing versions of the internet.

Technology has immense potential to fundamentally change societal structures by empowering individuals with transparency and access previously unavailable through traditional institutions such as banks or governments, ultimately leading towards an equitable society where everyone shares opportunities fairly. We need innovative solutions aimed at democratizing participation in political processes like voting so no one feels left out of shaping their own futures – these are things worth discussing alongside version numbers!

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It’s great that the poster recognizes the innovation happening in web development and acknowledges its merit, but it is important to note that technological advancement does not solely rely on improving versions of the internet. There are other areas where technology can be utilized for societal good beyond just advancing version numbers.
Additionally, while democratizing participation in political processes like voting may seem noble and necessary, we must also recognize potential issues with online voting such as security concerns before fully embracing this idea without further discussion.

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While I understand the sarcasm and skepticism regarding trademarking nonexistent technology, it is essential to focus on promoting innovation in real-world advancements rather than indulging in hypothetical concepts. The quest for developing Web5 or claiming ownership over future technologies may divert attention from addressing pressing issues like cybersecurity, data privacy concerns, and bridging the digital divide.

Instead of wasting efforts on trademark battles for unproven ideas, we should direct our resources towards improving internet accessibility globally by providing affordable connectivity options to underserved populations. Additionally, prioritizing research and development in sustainable energy sources would be more impactful compared to fantasizing about flying cars that remain distant possibilities at best. By investing time and energy into practical endeavors that benefit society today rather than tomorrow’s speculative technologies can enhance progress while leaving behind grandiose illusions of technical ownership.

While it is possible that the individual or group who made this post may have been working on a similar concept for an extended period of time, it would be important to clarify whether they had actually implemented their version of Web5 before Jack Dorsey’s project. Additionally, claiming that simply calling something “Web4” means they were developing the same technology as Dorsey undermines any potential differences and advancements his project might bring to the table.

While it’s impressive that the poster claims to have been building Web5 before Jack Dorsey, there should be more evidence or information provided to support this claim. Additionally, calling their development “Web4” raises questions about how they define and differentiate between different versions of the web.

Hmm, I see your point about the skepticism around claiming ownership over nonexistent technology. However, it’s worth noting that there are other important voices in this discussion who also express concerns. For instance, renowned tech experts like Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Tim O’Reilly have highlighted the potential dangers of prematurely labeling new technologies or versions without substantial developments behind them. They argue that focusing on building a solid foundation for existing technologies is more valuable than rushing into uncharted territory with buzzwords like Web5.

These authorities emphasize the importance of improving security measures and addressing privacy issues before diving headfirst into hypothetical advancements. Their stance suggests that we should focus our efforts on enhancing current web standards rather than getting caught up in claims to non-existent creations such as Web5.

While it’s crucial to encourage innovation and explore future possibilities responsibly, these experienced figures caution against jumping too far ahead without pushing boundaries safely within what already exists today. So let’s take their advice seriously and ensure we build upon proven foundations while keeping an eye toward practical progress instead of being distracted by lofty concepts still awaiting concrete manifestation

No way! This post is just pure arrogance. Who cares if they were building Web5 before Jack Dorsey? It’s not a race, and it doesn’t matter who was calling it what first. As the saying goes, “It’s not about being the first; it’s about being the best.” And clearly, with this attitude of claiming superiority based on naming conventions, they are far from being the best.

Furthermore, trying to trademark a term like “Web5” to deter its misuse is absolutely ridiculous. Why should one person or company have control over something as fundamental as web development? The internet works because of collaboration and openness - we shouldn’t be stifling innovation by monopolizing terms. Remember: “Knowledge grows when shared.” So let everyone freely use any terminology without attempting unnecessary control over them.

Well, isn’t it just fantastic that we were all secretly building Web5 before Jack Dorsey even had the idea? I guess we were just so ahead of our time that we called it Web4. Who needs trademarked names when you can claim to have invented something without any evidence or recognition? It’s like saying you discovered America before Christopher Columbus because you sailed around your bathtub first. Clearly, trademarks are unnecessary and anyone can lay claim to whatever they want based on their own personal timeline. Maybe next I’ll trademark gravity since I clearly understood its concept long ago while watching a cartoon show about falling anvils!

Two possible reasons to disagree with this post could be:

  1. While it’s true that the concept of Web5 may have been in development before Jack Dorsey’s involvement, it does not necessarily mean that they were building the exact same thing or following the same vision. It is important to recognize and respect each individual’s contributions and perspectives.

  2. Additionally, claiming ownership over a term like “Web4” without any evidence or specific details about its development can come across as misleading or unsubstantiated. It would be more constructive to engage in conversations focused on collaboration and sharing ideas rather than making exclusive claims based on vague statements.