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Re: is it true?

Unfortunately this is not true, I mean what they say about advertising.

Until they closed the message page, Swatch wrote:

"You can talk about anything you want; ... as long as the message
contains the word "BEAT" it could be selected."

Indeed,  "BEAT" is a registered trademark by Swatch.

73s Peter

Christopher Maness wrote:

> I read this on the swatch page.
> The messages that the .beatnik satellite will send are not
> advertising and do not contain the brand name Swatch. They are
> messages that people, just like you, have left on the website in the
> hope that they could be sent into space. We see this as totally in
> tune with the spirit of freedom of communication and a democratic way
> of using radio as a means of communication.
> It is a great opportunity for Amateur Radio to gain an even wider
> audience.

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