WEB So facebook finally shut me down... copyright lawsuit

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  1. Ricky

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    Accordingly, we were concerned when we learned of your registration and use of dfsfsdfsfsfsfs.com. As we hope you can appreciate, protection of its trademarks is very important to Facebook. Your registration and use of sfssfsfsffs.com violates the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq.) because it infringes and dilutes the famous Facebook trademark.
    Infringement occurs when a third party’s use of a company’s trademark (or a confusingly similar variation thereof) is likely to confuse consumers as to the affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement of the third party’s services. Trademark dilution occurs when a third party’s use of a variation of a company’s trademark is likely to lessen the distinctiveness of the company’s famous trademark.

    We have filed several proceedings before the United Nation's World Intellectual Property Organization's arbitration panel. Facebook has prevailed in each case and the domain names at issue were all ordered to be transferred to Facebook. Facebook is concerned that your unauthorized use of the Facebook name may cause confusion as to whether you or your company’s activities are authorized, endorsed or sponsored by Facebook when, in fact, they are not.

    We understand that you may have registered sfsfsfsfsdfsdf.com without full knowledge of the law in this area. However, Facebook is concerned about your use of the Facebook trademark in your domain name. As you may know, the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act provides for serious penalties (up to $100,000 per domain name) against persons who, without authorization, use, sell, or offer for sale a domain name that infringes another’s trademark.


    While Facebook respects your right of expression and your desire to conduct business on the Internet, Facebook must enforce its own rights in order to protect its valuable and famous trademark. For these reasons, and to avoid consumer confusion, Facebook must insist that you immediately stop using sfsfsfssdfs.com and disable any site available at that address. You should not sell, offer to sell, or transfer the domain name to a third party and should let the domain registration expire.

    Please confirm in writing that you will agree to resolve this matter as requested. If we do not receive confirmation from you that you will comply with our request, we will have no choice but to pursue all available remedies against you.
    Sincerely,
    Ethel
    Legal Dept.
    Facebook, Inc.
     
  2. Ricky

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    i was making about 30 bucks a day off just one of the domains too. Can't exactly say what i was doing, but it did have Facebook's name in the url :sad2:
     
  3. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    let me guess one of these view private profiles that Josh and browning run?
     
  4. Ricky

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    More of a friend adder.
     
  5. 07

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    I have been taken to arbitration before over a domain. gay gay gay. I don't play the trademark domain game any more after it.
     
  6. Ricky

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    Did you shut em down?
     
  7. Browning

    Browning Active Member

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    lol you're always so secretive, why:hsugh:
     
  8. Ricky

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    cant trust the internets, son
     
  9. Browning

    Browning Active Member

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    so you're worried we're going to copy something you copied in the first place?:rofl:
     
  10. Ricky

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    no. I've had people threaten to ruin my life because they tracked my posts back to domain names, which had my whois info.

    Has nothing to do with stealing my idea.
     
  11. hank85

    hank85 sudo shred /dev/sda -f -v -z --iterations=6

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    Because of scum like you I now have to enter a captcha everytime I send a fuckin message on facebook..

    :love:
     
  12. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    that shit is starting to piss me off :rofl:
     
  13. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    I only have that after the 50th or so message sent with a url.
     
  14. 07

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    I got software to do that.
     
  15. Yahdude

    Yahdude New Member

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    grats bro.
     
  16. maxxpower

    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    you are a canadian trademark, privacy and litigation students dream.
    you really should start working with a couple students lol
     
  17. 07

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    ching a ling nga.
     

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