Seth Godin vs His CC License

There’s a ton of stuff going on in the world of intellectual property; from Steve Jobs’ “anti-DRM” letter to the whole Google slugfest which ranges from “Google versus Viacom” to “Google loves pirates”. There’s just too much to cover (though I did weigh in on the “Universal pwns” situation this morning while my site was down). Instead, I wanted to bring everyone’s attention to something I found rather funny: Seth Godin is asking people to NOT buy a book he licensed using Creative Commons (Link). Turns out he chose the wrong option and now some small company is making money off of his “ideavirus” by using the CC license as intended. Godin is trying to now somehow bring trademark issues into it along with… get this… ethics; as if the people sharing extremist views on either side of this polarizing issue has any of those left.