The final post on Clight’n’Irish

We are very sad to write that this will be the final post on Clight’n’Irish.

It has been a blast, but like many well-intentioned muckrakers, we have found ourselves unwittingly on the wrong side of the law.

It seems that the name “Clight” is a breach of a trademark owned by Kraft Foods’ “Crystal Light” brand, sometimes called “C Light” for short.

While we could just change the name of the site to get around this, while looking into this breach, their lawyers cited certain images for which “it is unlikely that the authors have legal copyright ownership of the original works”, and as they then drew all of these breaches to the attention of the WordPress administration, our site license has been revoked.

WordPress were kind enough to let us post this message and leave it active for 7 days to make you aware of the closure. WordPress are good guys, and we understand they are caught between a rock and a hard place.

We may try to start again on a new site, under a different moniker, but frankly this whole incident has been a bit deflating and left us wondering if it’s an omen that it’s time to hang up our metaphorical boots.

Thanks for reading. We hope you had as much fun as we did while it lasted.

— Clight ‘n’ Irish


3 Responses to “The final post on Clight’n’Irish”

  1. Can we, the readers of C&L, raise a legal defense fund?

    Also, I have / .org or – I was planning to use the latter to sell bill cosby sweaters, but this seems like a more important cause.

  2. clightnirish Says:

    Thanks for the offer, D. But we could not possibly deprive the world of the chance to get those sweaters. In fact I think we might want to invest in that business with you. It’s a definite winner!

  3. Shelley Says:

    What a shame chaps – I shall miss your posts.
    Please let me know if you decide to start a new site.

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