“On Wednesday 29 August 2007 – 13:29:48 | by Merlin John
Anglia Ruskin University wants you to know that its Ultralab learning technology research unit has not closed, and that any inaccurate reference to its possible closure is commercially damaging. In fact it has threatened this site with legal action if it so much as mentions the word Ultralab which, it says, is a brand that is owned by the university. That’s what it says in a letter received this week, a scan of which is available in this site’s Download section.
The word Ultralab still has a ring, a cachet worth protecting, even if many of the people who helped build its reputation disappeared in the restructuring that took place in 2006. Merlin John Online is, as always, committed to accuracy and prepared to make corrections if required. However, this option was not suggested or requested before we received a blanket legal threat that we must never use the word Ultralab. Frankly, this feels like bullying. It also means deleting references to the brilliant Ultraversity project, created and run by Ultralab, which has brought new meaning to the term “lifelong learning”.
Come on Anglia Ruskin University, get your legal tank off our virtual lawn and let us know your good news about Ultralab so that it can be shared high and low.”