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Yosemite place names restored

Old Jul 16, 19, 3:57 pm
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Yosemite place names restored

The silly fight over historic place names in Yosemite NP appears to be over and the good guys have prevailed. After a court ruling this week, the National Park Service has been awarded the right to use historical place and attraction names that had been subject to "copyright" actions taken by a disgruntled former concessionaire. As of this morning, the Ahwanee and Wawona hotels, Curry Village Camp and other historic names are being replaced or painted over the ridiculous "substitute" names they were given when the suit was filed.

Nobody actually used the "new" names anyway.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 4:47 pm
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Originally Posted by abmj-jr View Post
After a court ruling this week, the National Park Service has been awarded the right to use historical place and attraction names that had been subject to "copyright" actions taken by a disgruntled former concessionaire.
It appears to have been a settlement. I am not sure what precipitated it.

Los Angeles Times:
People cried when Yosemite restored historic names like the Ahwahnee. Here’s why

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The National Park Service on Monday reached a $12-million settlement in a long-running legal battle with Yosemite’s former facilities operator that permits the Ahwahnee name — and several others — to be restored to their historic attractions.

The U.S. government paid $3.84 million of the settlement, and Aramark, Yosemite’s current concessions operator, paid $8.16 million.

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Under the terms of the settlement, Aramark will pay Delaware North to use the names through the end of its contract in 2031. Ownership of the names then will revert to the federal government, leaving no question as to whether the park can continue using them, Gediman said.

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Old Jul 16, 19, 5:27 pm
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Hurrah, hurrah!
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Old Jul 16, 19, 5:37 pm
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Finally. $12 Million is a lot but they wanted $50 Million. It seems like they had a pretty good case
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Old Jul 18, 19, 10:47 pm
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This is a sad victory. We're in the hole $12 million plus the cost of years of litigation, for something that should have been 0.
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