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    Laugh (or Cry) Who knew the WIPO would provide such a windfall?
    posted by tbyfield on Monday February 02 2004, @01:10PM

    dmehus writes "Langley, B.C., resident Mike Rowe, the 17-year-old hobbyist Web designer and software programmer who was threatened with WIPO legal action if he did not transfer mikerowesoft.com to Microsoft for $10, is apparently about to strike it rich with a huge financial windfall. The lengthy WIPO case is being auctioned off on eBay and has reached an astonishing $33,0000, according to the latest bid on the auction item.



    It's a happy ending (for Mike Rowe, anyway) now that he stands to make more than $30,000 for the inch-thick documentation Microsoft sent him, in addition to the Xbox gaming system he will receive, technical certification training, and an all expense paid trip to Microsoft's Redmond, WA., campuses. Sure, he had to give up mikerowesoft.com, but Microsoft did pay the registration fee for mikeroweforums.com in addition to a year's worth of Web hosting."

     
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    Fake Bids
    by GeorgeK on Monday February 02 2004, @01:46PM (#12919)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/
    It appears some of the bids were fake, and have been removed. As I write this, the top bid is $6,100 (still impressive).
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    • Re:Fake Bids by fnord Monday February 02 2004, @02:40PM
      • No bids by fnord Monday February 02 2004, @05:00PM


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