How Ryan Deis Threatened To Sue Me For Using His Hashtag
Hashtags ARE FREE
So here at Traffic and Conversion Summit 2015 in Sydney at The Hilton Hotel, I was monitoring the hashtag #TCS2015 – the hashtag for the show.
I was using it to interact with people at the show, as I was having coffee elsewhere in the Hilton – not being part of the show (lots of people wanted to meet me as they had flown interstate to be here in Sydney, so I was organising and sharing growthhacking information using the same #TCS2015 hashtag as, you know, this is a show supposed to be about the most leading edge social selling tips and tricks, right?
We had two event handlers from the US, come to our table and proceed to threaten to sue us for using their hashtag.
Watch the video to find out the rest of the story and how we handled it.
TL:DR – we told them this isn’t the US and noone owns a hasthag. Surely a social media juggrnaut company such as theirs would know that, right?