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    Re: RealNames plays Unreal
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Sunday May 12 2002, @03:05PM (#6266)
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    tbyfield writes:
    we now see "cybersquatting" applied to language other than domain names merely because its context -- a browser's URL field -- is the same.
    I was going to point out that commonname, another keyword provider, had been signed on to WIPO for a Keyword DRP for some time, went to the link and lo and behold, RealNames is listed too. That is a fairly recent listing I think. I guess WIPO can kiss that revenue stream goodbye. It probably won't be long before they get new ones though, eg: subdomains. Isn't disney.example.com at least as potentially confusing? Isn't geocities.com/disney/?

    Slashdot coverage of RealNames imminent demise here. Keith Teare has responded to a few posts here. And his own site seems to be a work in progress, it has changed somewhat in form and content in the last few hours. And it's just changed again, should I start doing screengrabs? :) The link to 3. RealNames official release on the issue still only points to their home page containing older press releases. And is it just me or does Ballmer look a bit too much for comfort like Louis Touton? -g

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    Re: RealNames plays Unreal
    by simon on Monday May 13 2002, @04:30AM (#6285)
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    "Isn't disney.example.com at least as potentially confusing?"

    It is trademark infringement. One would like to grab traffic by using "disney" as third level domain.
    Same thing with meta tags.
    Some interested groups (lawyers, arbitrators and mediators (e.g. currupt WIPO) want to tell one that even file names like "disney.mp3" could constitute trademark infringement. One could drive traffic to ones computer with such a file name in peer-to-peer systems like kazaa or morpheus.

    But one thing is clear: as long as you use the trademark "disney" to sell or promote Disneys products they won't sue you.

    Another thing is also clear: the intersted groups mentioned above want to make everything a trademark infringement so that they could sue everyone for every use of a trademark...and of course make $$$nic.PRO will be back online soon with FREE sub-domains. Dowload the FREE plug-in at
    www.name-space.com/software
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