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    Re: Free speech or cybersquatting?
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 16 2002, @02:52PM (#7918)
    The ACPA and the UDRP do deal with this type of conduct, and this registrant has already lost a slate of decisions involving colleges and other famous marks. It isn't the content of the sites that he is pointing the domain names to, but his actual use of the domain names (that in most cases are identical to the trademarks).
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    Re: Free speech or cybersquatting?
    by Anonymous on Friday July 19 2002, @06:18AM (#7985)
    Purdy has been sued in the District Court of Minnesota by Coke, Pepsi, McDonalds and the Washington Post. He is going down, and will have to pay statutory damages to those companies for violating the ACPA. Better take out a second mortgage, Purdy, you're gonna need it.
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    Re: Free speech or cybersquatting?
    by ANNODOMINI2000 (reversethis-{KU.OC.OOHAY} {ta} {D0002DA}) on Sunday July 21 2002, @09:10AM (#7996)
    User #3359 Info | http://www.ad2000d.co.uk/
    Pure and simply cyberquatting and immoral stupidity in my book.

    I don't agree with it.
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    Re: Free speech or cybersquatting?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday July 24 2002, @12:34AM (#8070)
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    Purdy has now been ordered by a US federal court to shut down his sites and transfer the domain names to the respective trademark holders. One waits to see what will happen with pepsideathmills.com. Will Pepsi have to continue to renew the registration in perpetuity? Purdy has also been ordered not to create more websites with names similar to the trademark holders. If Pepsi has an abortion policy, there may well be other corps out there he could find to do the same thing against. Confusingly, the judge also ordered that Purdy not put up sites that don't alert Internet users to the nature of the Web site's content within the domain name. Does that mean pepsideathmills-thisisaprotestsite.com would be OK, or that abortionismurder.com isn't, and should instead be abortionismurder-thissitecontainsgraphicimages.com? Purdy, who represented himself, says he will appeal. -g
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