Re: Copyrighting a domain name
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Posted by Stephen L. Anderson on April 05, 2001 at 01:35:31:
In Reply to: Copyrighting a domain name posted by Rosemary on April 04, 2001 at 16:32:07:
In our “Crowded World of Words” created by our New Economy, Trademark owners and domain registrants alike are facing new challenges like yours.
Rather than commenting on the specifics of your case here in this open forum, consider this:
1) Copyright is a form of protection provided to authors of "original works of authorship", including literary, artistic, dramatic, musical, graphic arts and other creations.
Copyright protects the author's original creative expression as contained in the work but DOES NOT usually extend to any idea, procedure, process, method, system, discovery, name or short title or slogan.
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Domain Names may be eligible for trademark protection only if the name is used in the course of a trade or business to promote the sale of certain goods or services; and to distinguish the domain proprietor's name from that of other traders and competitors.
With millions of new ".coms" , ".nets", ".orgs.", .tvs", and the like being registered each year, Trademark holders are finding it increasingly difficult to protect against everyone from cybersquatters, (domain hijackers) to innocent newcomers who fancy a similar domain name.
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