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|Date:||Sat, 12 Aug 2000 09:34:43 +0200|
Name: Brent Grove Organization: Downhill, Inc Position: VP Cyberpoaching?...if you call them a squatter, do they make good skins to hang on the wall?. Trademark laws have been expanded far beyond the legal case law. Whole new unlawful, unethical, interpolations and false rights will be the legacy. This proposal is going to create the biggest jumble of legal fees and injustice the world has ever seen. Even before the current layers of lopsided rules are expanded from their current big business bias. The absurd notion that people should not speculate, or try to make money on the value of domain names is very strange. Ask Proctor and Gamble. The argument started saying there were not enough names available. If this goes into effect there will be a whole lot less names available than ever before. The world allows people to buy, sell and trade everything including weapons, except body parts. Many reasons exist that could entitle many different entities to use same, or similar names. Trying to say Amazon.com, Bordeaux, or Ford has the right to every derivation of a name that contains that word will create a very narrow experience for internet users. That will be everyone in a few years. So late comers are upset at others with more foresight that were earlier to action. Typical bully and whip mentality. A big business controlled world for your children and grandchildren will be so wonderful, won't it? Lots of opportunities for them. This is turning into another attempt by big money to control, cash in, and decide for all of us on the planet. This reverse name grab looks like the real cyberpoaching to me. ! If they have their way, the only gold rush that remains will be the rush of everyone's gold to attorneys. The little and medium sized internet players will become extinct. Maybe then they will be granted protection.