• Ignernt

    BELTLINE BELTLINE BELTLINE BELTLINE

  • underscorex

    Such as always. Once the investors and the venture capitalists and the property developers get involved, it becomes for Them, not for Us.

    The developers want a glorified sidewalk, because it will run past their shops and condos and such, not because a sidewalk is a place to meet your neighbors and visit friends and hang out on a pleasant day.

    They don’t want community, they want commerce.

    “People of Atlanta’s Glorified Sidewalk”, I salute you.

  • blake richards

    Just put a space between the word, “belt line,” and THATS how it’s actually spelled in the dictionary. So stupid. It’s like when Paris Hilton tried to trademark “that’s hot,” an expression used by cooks quite often. The BELTLINE OR BELT LINE has already become an incorporated piece of trash, what a shame

  • Ray Elliott

    Why not just call it the Beltway. Seems simple solution to me.

  • notapunk

    Atlanta Beltline, Inc. has to be a pitbull about the use of Beltline, or it could lose trademark rights. Each individual or business is solely responsible for enforcing their trademark — right down to something as simple as a Facebook page. It’s basic trademark law.

    • I don’t believe that’s true. I don’t think you can lose trademark if you don’t aggressively police it in every corner of the internet. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/11/trademark-law-does-not-require-companies-tirelessly-censor-internet

      • Jeff in Atlanta

        Dan, what’s the name and firm of the lawyer(s) involved? I’ve worked with IP law a little bit in my day job, and I’ve seen how this heavy-handed kind of bullying is unnecessary and egregious (not to mention sloppy lawyering). Attorneys tell their clients that have to pursue any possible infringement on their mark and get them all insecure and defensive, and who benefits in the form of additional fees? Why, it’s the lawyers themselves. They deserve to be called out.

        • BeltLine Inc. employs both in house counsel and a copyright attorney in Florida. I’d be happy to discuss it further with you if you’d like to contact me: editor@atlantaloop.com

          • Jeff in Atlanta

            With all due respect, I’d prefer their names to be made public here. If they’re okay with their actions, they shouldn’t have a problem with standing behind their work.

          • That’s a story we are working on and we will be reporting these details at a later date. Thank you for your interest.

          • Jeff in Atlanta

            Cool. I look forward to reading it.

  • Astrid Mourned

    Atlanta Dealtline has made a deal with the devil …

  • Marjorie Snook

    I really think we need to come up with an agreed upon, unpleasant sounding name that all ATLians can use so we all know we are talking about the Beltline. F$%^ing Sidewalk isn’t terrible, but a bit nonspecific.

    • Joshua Isaacs

      The f*%$ing sidewalk behind Murder Kroger. Hopefully Kroger is cool with this.

  • Tracy White

    Someone is getting too big for their britches.

  • stephen ramsden

    Atlann’a Belltliine (c) is full of shit on about every issue. You see that their top leaders resigned recently after putting up with this sort of BS.

    I run the world’s largest solar astronomy outreach program from here in Virginia Highlands. I offered free, insured, public solar observing and free eclipse glasses every weekend to those knuckleheads and was told that vehicles weren’t allowed on the beltline and that electrical sources could not be used on the beltline, for “public safety” reasons.

    When I sent them photos of 6 different artworks that use electrical sources and 17 vehicles using the beltline from public works to Trees Atlanta, I was told that they had been approved to use the beltline.

    When I asked how to get approved to use the beltline for my solar vehicle and generator, I was told that these things weren’t allowed on the beltline.

    this is a mostly tax payer funded entity, owned by the people of Atlanta. They should be ashamed of themselves for this type of behavior.

  • Unckle_Ruckus

    Beltline Beltline Beltline Beltline Beltline Beltline Beltline Beltline Beltline Beltline Beltline Beltline Beltline Beltline Beltline *takes sip of water ala Ryan*
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