Bird, an electric-scooter company, has now apologized to Boing Boing writer Cory Doctorow for making a recent legal demand over linking to personal “conversion kits” that enable the removal of Bird’s proprietary hardware from a seized scooter.
Bird spokeswoman Debbie Bass declined to answer Ars’ questions but sent a statement on Monday instead.
“Bird celebrates freedom in many ways—freedom from traffic [and] congestion as well as freedom of speech,” the company said. “In the quest for curbing illegal activities related to our vehicles, our legal team overstretched and sent a takedown request related to the issue to a member of the media. This was our mistake and we apologize to Cory Doctorow.”