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    "Sucks" Sites Don't Violate US Trademark Law | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 4 comments | Search Discussion
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    How do Registrars handle the 75 cent DONATIONS ?
    by Anonymous on Tuesday April 05 2005, @07:08AM (#14806)
    While you are on the topic of U.S. laws,
    you might want to consider how the Registrars,
    Registries and ICANN intend to work out the
    75 cent ICANN .NET taxes.

    ICANN claims to be non-profit, but they clearly
    operate like other for-profit .COM companies.

    Despite what ICANN is, the Registrars have the
    right to deduct their 75 cent fee as a DONATION
    to a valid non-profit company.

    Is ICANN the kind of non-profit company that
    can accept tax-deductable donations ?
    Not all non-profit companies fall into that
    category.

    If ICANN is instead just collecting taxes for
    the U.S. Government, then State and Local
    governments will likely want their cut.

    Stay tuned for all the .NET taxes to appear.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    I hope WIPO takes notice of this in my case
    by SwampNut on Tuesday April 05 2005, @06:32PM (#14809)
    User #4107 Info
    I am the respondent in a case before WIPO, and my answer is due in two days. I am making extensive reference to this case and the cases which supported this one. I have my doubts that WIPO will care; they seem to be more interested in creating law than in following US law even for cases involving US parties.

    Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated. The domains in question are http://www.arizonamotorsports.com and http://www.tucsonmotorsports.com . They detail my experiences with the state's largest chain of motorcycle dealers, who lie and steal at every opportunity. After three years of putting up with my site, they filed the WIPO complaint and also a local lawsuit.

    The WIPO complaint is here:
    http://www.tucsonmotorsports.com/dispute/Complaint .pdf

    I am working on my reply right now, up to five pages so far.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    First amendment, really ?
    by PPM on Tuesday April 26 2005, @07:51AM (#14977)
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    Reading this judgment, I consider that you use kind of a shortcut to say that sucks.coms don't violate Trademark Law. Nothing has been decided yet on the ACPA, which would be the relevant part, especially for your website and the UDRP procedures.
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