CrossFit, Inc. recently sent me a cease and desist notice for my app, WOD, because I mentioned “CrossFit” in the description and title of the app.
I contend that I was using “CrossFit” in a descriptive manner, and that my usage may have been interpreted as fair use. I wanted to work with CrossFit Inc. to clear this up, but they decided instead to be hard-line fuckheads about it. I’ve removed my app from the store, and submitted a new version that makes no mention of “CrossFit” in the app metadata.
I sent their threat to chillingeffects.org; if it gets published there I’ll point it out.
CrossFit Inc. are being dicks. They’re a shitty company, and I would hope people start to distance themselves from them, because being an affiliate gives you nothing but branding.