Chinese Police Steal Microsoft’s Logo

China’s noseless censor-mascots are back, and this time they’ve confiscated Microsoft’s Internet Explorer logo in their quest to intimidate Chinese net users. It’s being used on the very front page of the Xiamen Cyberpolice’s site.

Can you imagine what their request for permission to use this iconic logo might sound like? “We’d like to take your logo, color it red (for China, right?) and animate it spinning around on top of our online-censorship police call box.”

Actually, this might make sense from a branding standpoint. If you were seeking a logo for a repressive regime, why not start with one already nicknamed the “evil empire“?

Hats off to the IP Dragon blog who picked up on this one first.

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