Cyber Squatting

Saturday, April 24th, 2004 at 1158

Recently the rapping chap Eminem won a case against a UK company who were using the domain to run their business. Now they have to hand it back to him within 10 days.
As much sympathy as I have for the multi-million-dollar music star discovering to his horror he can’t register what is obviously his number1 choice for a domain, I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if he was no more than a regular Joe on the street without the ability to summon more lawers than Harvard to his cause ?
I want someone to register or something, so that I may win a similar case and prove to the world that money doesn’t really buy justice.

Watch out Eminem. If Bill Gates decides that ‘Eminem’ would be a nice release name for the next build of windows, you might find yourself evicted from your cyber homes…

For the evidence suggesting that money buys you justice these days, skip to the BBC article.

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