If you are in any way connected to the gardening or green community, you've assuredly heard of the mess that the Dervaeses have caused. They decided to trademark Urban Homesteading and multiple other common, everyday phrases. Their reasoning was that it was to protect the wording from the big, bad agribusiness people. If that had been their sole action, it wouldn't have been an issue. What they instead did, was to send letters to bloggers, authors, libraries, coops and Facebook.
Facebook, that is bringing people together. It seems to be the one good thing that has come out of this whole mess. Everybody is coming together like they never had before.