Maybe you’ve heard: a local elected official named Carol Becker is “behind an effort to file business and trademark registrations for Wedge LIVE!” (which is me, the guy you’re reading right now). Becker currently serves as President of the Minneapolis Board of Estimate and Taxation. This appears to be an unlawful effort to shut down speech she doesn’t like.
After a weekend of backlash, Becker indicated in a forum posting that she will temporarily back off. She said she “will be back in about six months” to try and take possession of the name “Wedge Live.”
It is my intention to take steps in the meantime that would prevent her from doing that. Here’s a countdown clock so we can all prepare.