Friday, 30 June 2006

London Underground

Today I step away from Waterways banter and bring you Corporate Terrorism............................ just for a change you understand.

There's this chap in London who is a devoted fan of the London Underground. He has a site dedicated to it, Geofftech. Geoff holds the world record for 'doing' the whole system in 18hrs 35min 43 secs. He is not some kind of nutter. He does it for charity. He only ever puts the Underground system in a good light.

Can you believe that Transport For London (TFL) ordered him to remove all images they hold the copyright for, even the maps from his web site. Also any images that are similar to their logo. Geoff is not a happy bunny. He has raised thousands for charity with his World Record attempts.

Tube Relief raised funds for the victims of the July 7th bombings. Can you believe how crass the TFL Corporation can be?

The World Famous 'Roundel' and the map, though belonging to TFL, are cultural icons of London and its people. Geoff is not making a profit out of this venture and even supports the TFL's own charity. What is wrong with these people? There are thousands of sites and businesses all over the world that use the 'Roundel' in their advertising so why are they going after someone who only does good works for the community.Shame on you TFL.

Well I for one am miffed. So for the remainder of my time in Riyadh Saudi Arabia, this is another place that is going to use a national icon for no other reason than I am not subject to their corporate terror campaign. Knowing how the courts work here I say to TFL bring it on!









7 comments:

world champ stephen neal said...

Terrible. Just another case of the System attempting to overpower the individual. Nice post.

Maffi said...

Thank you. (and only 6 minutes after I posted)

Anonymous said...

just tried - it's f&&&& sue

Maffi said...

Thats because TFL are going to sue him.

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