Tuesday, April 01, 2003

squatters must get off the pot

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower Court interpretation of the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1129 (2002), in Schmidheiny v. Weber, (3d Cir. Feb. 11, 2003) Nygaard, J.. Score one for the good guys!

The lower court had said that the statute prohibited "registering" a domain name that was someone else's name, for profit, but that it didn't prohibit "re-registering" it. The Circuit Court said, phooey, a skunk is a skunk is a skunk.

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