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Latest UDRP Stupidity: Unix.org, Canadian.biz

michael posted more than 12 years ago | from the hits-keep-coming dept.

The Internet 414

The Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure, an expedited process for allowing corporations to steal domain names, continues to be abused as arbitrators stretch the definitions of "cyber-squatting" to any length in order to find for the corporate complainants. Lunenburg writes "Unix.Org, a site that was apparently used for noncommercial discussion of Unix(tm) operating systems, has been ruled a "cybersquatter" by a WIPO panel and given to the X/Open group. In spite of not actually matching any cybersquatting criteria, a WIPO panelist felt that by providing links to commercial sites, Unix.ORG was acting in "bad faith" and thus should be given over to the Open group." And WEFUNK writes "Exploiting an obvious technical error to help build their case, Molson Inc. has been awarded the seemingly generic canadian.biz domain from the original owner who "registered this name because I am Canadian and want to develop a Canadian business directory" and is now appealing to the courts." John Gilmore has a bit of commentary.

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MS, Copyrights, and The GPL (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864181)

To:Microsoft Corporation
From:OSS Lawfirms, on behalf of the Free Software Foundation
Re:Infringement of copyright under terms specified in GNU General Public License

Dear Sir/Madam:

This firm represents the Free Software Foundation of Cambridge, MA. It has come to our attention that your organization is violating copyrights retained by our client through the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). The GPL permits developers and companies the ability to freely publish program source code alongside execuatable computer applications. Other developers and companies may use code obtained under terms specified in the GPL to add enhancements or for use in their own programs, provided the program itself is made available under the terms of the GPL.

It has come to our attention that numerous computer applications (listed below) developed and distributed by your organization, Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, WA, is in violation of copyright and the GPL through the use of GPL licensed code developed and distributed by the Free Software Foundation. Specific violations are listed below.

Under terms of the GPL and terms listed in United States Copyright Law, this firm demands immediate cease and desist of distribution of the listed programs until the specific violations are removed. Alternatively, publishing of the products on your corporate Internet website, http://www.microsoft.com/, completed to abide by terms of the GPL will be acceptable.

It should be noted this notice is being served to the open and free source software community via the website SlashDot.org for their input into the matter.

Please expect immediate action following notice of this blantant copyright violation and blatant violation of the terms of the GPL.

Sincerely,

Anonymous Coward
Attorney of Intellectual Property and Copyright,
OSS Lawfirms

Terms of the GNU General Public License: http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.txt

List of products (non-exhaustive):

  • Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP (all editions)
  • Office 97, 98, 2000, X, XP (all editions)
  • Internet Explorer (all versions)
  • Windows Media Player (all versions)
  • Internet Information Server (all versions/editions)
  • MSN Messenger (all versions)
  • Visual Studio (all versions/editions)

List of violations (present in each product listed above):

  • Use of the following at the start of each program: int main(int argc, char** argv)
  • Use of the semicolon character at the end of each program line: ;
  • Use of the following at the end of each function: return
  • Use of the following in numerous instances in each program: while
  • Use of the following in numerous instances in each program: for
  • Use of the following in numerous instances at the top of each source file: #include
  • Use of the following function: strcpy

Re:MS, Copyrights, and The GPL (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864269)

rofl! it's funny because it makes fun of M$ through the GPL!! hahahahahaha!!!

RIP, Larry Augustin (-1)

Sexual Asspussy (453406) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864192)

VA Software CEO/Founder Larry Augustin Dead at 39, Apparent Suicide

by ASSOCIATED PRESS [ap.org]

VA Software [vasoftware.com] (LNUX) [msn.com] CEO, president and founder Larry Augustin was found dead in his home in Fremont, Calif. early this morning. The death was an apparent suicide, caused by a close-range shotgun blast to the face and head. He was 39 years old.

Police reports indicate that strewn about the room in which Augustin carried out his fate were empty cartons of ramen noodles and discount bulk oat bags. His house was bare of any furniture or furnishings of any worth, and his garage which once held several classic cars was emptied.

An autopsy revealed several thousand VA Software stock certificates, neatly rolled and bundled, in Augustin's rectum. Police are investigating how the five-inch-wide bundle appeared in Augustin's lower intestine unlubricated without any sign of strain on his anal sphincter. Also discovered was an abnormally high concentration of dye in Augustin's bloodstream, which was determined to be the main component of "ledger red" ink.

VA Software, which at different times has been called VA Linux Systems, VA Linux and VA Systems, has seen financial difficulties of late. Most likely to be soon delisted from NASDAQ, the company shares a struggle for profitability with many other dot-bomb era corporations whose business plans include the line "???" directly before "PROFIT !!". VA Software child companies, such as geek weblog Slashdot.org [kuro5hin.org] and Star Wars fan site Sourceforge [sourceforge.net] have felt the pinch of the economic downturn.

Augustin is survived by his domestic partner and two adopted children.

anybody want to claim mine? (0, Troll)

DrSkwid (118965) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864202)

the one and only [cuntbubble.com]

and http://www.fuckyou.co.uk is already taken too [fuckyou.co.uk] but provides free webmail (in exchange for spam)

Let's boycott DNS (5, Funny)

JeanMarieLepen (575911) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864206)

For now on, I'm only using IP addresses.

Re:Let's boycott DNS (-1, Troll)

Y2KBugs Bunny (592032) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864239)

forget DNS, it's all about DMS [slashdot.org] .
Support your local Front Nationale... pour les Français autour du monde! ON HON HON!
À les gamins qui utilisent Linux [goatse.cx] , va te faire enfouré dans le cul!!!1 Fais le Troll pour la France! OH LES ENFANTS DE LA PATRIE....................

Re:Let's boycott DNS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864375)

Do NOT follow that DMS link. It's a trap to a site you really, really don't want to open.

Re:Let's boycott DNS (3, Funny)

Jedi Alec (258881) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864277)

mmmmm, might bring a whole new dimension to goatse.cx links......anyways, in that case a new battle would start over the ip adresses that are easy to remember ;-) 123.123.123.123

Re:Let's boycott DNS (2)

Restil (31903) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864417)

I do that already.

Turns out, if I advertise my site with my domain, and let it lapse, upon disconnection, nobody can get to me. However, if I do all my advertising by ip address (which never changes as long as I keep the same ISP), even though some people won't remember the ip addy, google is remarkably useful in finding the link as long as they know the title of the page, which is pretty simple to remember if you've ever been to the site.

Yes, I realize its still bad practice, and eventually I'll get a domain again, but nobody has had any problems accessing my site with just the ip address, and for now, I see no hurry to jump back on the domain bandwagon again.

-Restil

Well, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864213)

Well, if there's one person who's qualified to talk about seizing/censoring domain names, it's Mr. Censorware.org himself, Michael Sims.

Someone take YRO rights away from this guy, please.

SERIOUSLY, MOD THIS UP. THAT'S THE REAL STORY HERE (-1)

Subject Line Troll (581198) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864230)

Agreed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864240)

I agree completely. This guy is a hack!

Re:Well, (-1)

neal n bob (531011) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864264)

michael enjoys the taste and texture of donkey balls. that is the only qualification he needs to be a slash janitor.

Agreed (2)

Chris Burke (6130) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864330)

The YRO section's integrity is compromised by Michael's presence. What's worse is that this is treated similar to all questions of this nature regarding the /. editors -- refusal to speak to the problem, except to occasionally dismiss it as being a problem at all.

It's like asking a World Com executive to head up your taskforce on corporate malfeasance, or a Texas oil baron to lead the EPA. At this point, I think we should ask John Ashcroft to take over for YRO, just to finish casting the section as a total joke.

Canadian.biz (1)

Zabu (589690) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864214)

How does Molson Inc. have any sort of rights to that site, that just seems like bullshit to me.

Molson isn't even good

Re:Canadian.biz (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864220)

Actually, Molson has a beer called 'Canadian'. Very popular in Canada.

A lot better than that american toilet water.

Re:Canadian.biz (1)

NorthDude (560769) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864279)

Well, It is popular in Canada EXCLUDING Quebec... I don't understand, but there is no "I am Canadian" publicity here ;)

As for being better, If you want to talk about real beers, please do not include Molson or any other canadian mass-produced beer. Want to taste some real beers? Try "micro-brewery" ones. No matter from where in the world, those are simply the best!

Sorry for the introdution sentense, it's just my patriotic feelings coming out sometimes...

Re:Canadian.biz (1)

Zabu (589690) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864352)

Microbrews from the North East are great. It is a great time in America for beer drinkers, we finally have some sort of real beer available.

Anyone familiar with Red Hook?

Re:Canadian.biz (2)

JohnnyCannuk (19863) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864374)

Remeber Laurentide? Just "Canadian" in a different bottle...they even sold at the Montreal Forum during the Canadiens games back in the '80s...

And I do agree about the Microbrewries. Upper Canada Dark is far superior (as is Rickards Red, Old Micks Red etc)..

Re:Canadian.biz (2)

Abcd1234 (188840) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864418)

LOL! Sorry... Rickards Red and related beers are NOT Microbrews. They're brewed by Molson! Unless you're talking about a different Rickards Red... :)

Re:Canadian.biz (2, Insightful)

HowlinMad (220943) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864242)

What rights they have to it....wel I could name a few. One they are in Canada. That is a stretch though. They Make a beer call Molson Canadian. Personally, I don't think that means they get the right to the domain name unless they got it first. I guess money wins.

Re:Canadian.biz (2, Informative)

fiftyLou (472705) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864284)

Molson figures they should have canadian.biz but left canadian.ca to wallow in the sorry state it is?
Kinda leaves a bad taste in the mouth...

Re:Canadian.biz (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864295)

Much agreed.

As a Canadian, I will tell you this: Molson, Inc likes to portray itself as THE REPRESENTATIVE of all things "canadian". Most suckers go gladly along with this, proudly wearing their corporate logo that claims "I am Canadian", and spouting that idiotic "Rant" commercial from a few years back (Guess where the actor, "Joe Canadian" is now? You guessed it...south of the border, working in the States. What was that about being Canadian again?) The primary market for Molsons is the brain-dead 20-something university "students" (so you can see why they've been so successful).

Nevermind that Molsons is the McDonald's of Canadian beer--terrible pisswater. They're also the Microsoft of Canadian beer, as they go around signing "exclusive" deals with bars and pubs--which is why you can only get Molson swill on tap at most canadian bars (look for the usual line up: Molson Canadian, Algonquin honeybrown, Coors Lite....if you see that, they've signed "the deal").

Does anyone know if--irony of ironies--Molsons has non-Canadian owners, like Labatt's?

Re:Canadian.biz (2)

Abcd1234 (188840) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864391)

Well, perhaps out in Central Canada. Here in the west (Alberta), most bars have a pleasant mix, usually with at least one or two Big Rock brews on tap... mmm... Traditional. :) Heck, I've really never seen Algonquin (which, BTW, sucks) on tap around here, and Coors isn't that common either... thank god for that. :)

BTW, it's not like that kind of exclusive licensing is that uncommon. Look at most restaurants... Pepsi or Coke products?

Re:Canadian.biz (2, Funny)

bigfatlamer (149907) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864314)

Molson isn't even good

True. Perhaps they'd have more of a claim on the beer.shit domain. Of course they'd have to fight Anheuser-Busch for that one.

Re:Canadian.biz (1)

Zabu (589690) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864334)

It is still bullshit, that is like owning operatingsystem.com because you are thinking of spinning off some sort of website, and then having microsoft grab it, because they are the molson of canadian beer.
I know that if that happened and it was posted on /. WE WOULD ALL have a lot to say.

Re:Canadian.biz (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864379)

"And their beer sucks!" John Candy, canadian Bacon.

Re:Canadian.biz (2)

Spamuel (246002) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864412)

They have rights to the site because they own the Canadian trademark on the word "Canadian". I'm more pissed off at the Canadian trademark board then anyone else.

Re:Canadian.biz and theory (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864442)

> Molson isn't even good
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice, in practice there is. >

There is a difference between theory and reality.

Son to Father:

Explain the difference between theory and reality?

Father:

It's like this. Go ask your mother if she would have sex with the next door neighbor for 1 million$.

Son:

Why?

Father:

Just do it and tell me what you find out.

--

Son asks his mother this and she has to think long and hard but says 1 million$ is 1 million$. I guess I would do what I have to do.

Son:

Dad I asked mom if she would have sex with the next door neighbor for $1mil, and she had to think about it for a moment but said she would to get the money.

Father:

Now son go ask your sister the same thing and report back.

--

Son ask's his sister the same question and she say's I don't even have to think about it, for one million you bet. So the son runs off to dad in exitement.

Son:

Daddy, Daddy, my sister said she didn't even have to think about it. She'll do it in a heartbeat.

Father:

Now son that is the difference between theory and reality. In theory we a setting on top of 2 million bucks but in reality we are just living with a couple of whores.

slash.org (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864218)

Isn't this the GNR fan site??? What are you guys trying to pull?

I'm telling.

Ahh, DNS what a wonderful resource.... (1)

CarrionBird (589738) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864223)

...let's ruin it!!!!

It makes me sick..... (3, Interesting)

Lord_Slepnir (585350) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864226)

...That this is declared cybersquating, but when someone grabbed our robotics team website [moerobotics.org] there wasn't a thing done about it. We really need to clean this stuff up.

Me too (2)

fnj (64210) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864273)

I suppose you don't have deep corporate pockets to sue the bejeezus out of those scum.

That's what the difference is, of course.

Corporate dictation - better than /different from/ government dictation - exactly HOW?

Re:Me too (1)

Lord_Slepnir (585350) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864346)

Actually, We're sponsored by DuPont, so while we have deep corporate pockets, their lawyers have better things to be worrying about, like John DuPonts latest appeal, etc. etc.

Re:It makes me sick..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864308)

um, i think YOU are the one who must initiate action to get that domain back into your posession.

If someone steals your car, do you go complain on USENET or do you call the cops?

Re:It makes me sick..... (2)

Lord_Slepnir (585350) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864336)

We did. There was nothing that we could do, as whoever yoinked it had already put stuff up on it...some search engine if i remember right

Re:It makes me sick..... (1)

jeffy124 (453342) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864349)

have you looked at that page? it appears a domain registrar is selling that domain -- and they probably got it when your registration expired.

OTOH, if it was taken from you, you cant just bitch about it, you have to go do something to get it back. file a complaint with WIPO, or file a lawsuit.

Since you ignore ACs - I'll repeat a quote by one in this thread -- If someone steals your car, do you go complain on USENET or do you call the cops?

Honestly... (2, Insightful)

Chris Burke (6130) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864385)

It should be completely obvious at this point that the system of domain name dispute resolution is nothing more than a method for those with money to take domains from those with less money. Since it wouldn't be politically feasible to actually state this, a set of rules that appear to have some other purpose but which easily allow the true purpose are necessary. The actual content of those rules is irrelevant so long as it meets that criterion.

So you really shouldn't be sick that something that isn't cybersquating is declared so, and that something that is cybersquating is not declared so. The term "cybersquatting" is irrelevant to the matter at hand, since it is nothing more than window dressing to the real matter -- who is declared to be economically more important. That's what should make you sick.

Re:It makes me sick..... (1)

McDrewbie (530348) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864426)

Could you elaborate on what happened? It sounds like it might be an interesting story.

bzip2 (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864227)

Hey,

I think it's time to have bzip2 support in the kernel. I know the discussion
about the speed and memory issues that are around with this. But everything
in this patch is optional. You may use these new features if you want, you
do not have to use them...

This is a testing version of the patch. Only apply this if you really want
to play around with it a little bit. I know too less persons, who have the
time/fancy to test it (including myself). If you find errors in it feel free
to go on developing the patch yourself! Just CC a copy to me.
This patch consists actually of two parts:

1. A kernel bzip2 compression patch. The kernel will be compressed with
bzip. Therefore you have to type "make bz2bzImage" at the prompt after the
kernel configuration. This part is architecture dependent and was
implemented only for i386 based PCs right now.

2. A ramdisk bzip2 compression support patch. The ramdisk/initrd recongnises
now bzip2 compressed ramdisk images, loads and decompresses them. You can
choose between gzip and bzip2 (or even both) in the kernel configuration.

These two parts cannot be split up, because both are using the same
decompression code in "linux/lib/bzip2_inflate.c".

I have adapted this kernel hack by Tom Oehser [email blocked]. He wrote this
for kernel 2.2 and I ported it to 2.4.18 and cleaned up the code.

You will find the diff here:
http://chrissicool.piranho.com/patch-2.4.x-bzip2-i 386Known bugs:
- gzip crc support was corrupted in file "rd.c", function"flush_window()" [maybe it can be fixed, but time is money...] - too less testing time was investedBest regards,

- Christian

I thought WIPO had committed suicide? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864228)

The WIPO troll is dead [slashdot.org]

michael (-1)

neal n bob (531011) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864235)

you censoring assbag - you know all about this don't you? Maybe you should do some side consulting. censorware.org

suck an ass you hypocitical fag

THE OFFICIAL TACO-SNOTTING FAQ - by The WIPO Troll (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864261)

THE OFFICIAL TACO-SNOTTING FAQ [slashdot.org]
By J. Wipo Troll, Esq. [slashdot.org] , $Revision: 1.16 $
[This article attempts to document a vile, ungodly practice that runs rampant through the homosexual geek and hacker community, a practice known as Taco-snotting, or simply snotting. Taco-snotting is something that few geeks dare talk about in free or open conversation, but it is nonetheless a widely-practiced and dangerous form of homosexuality. If you or anyone you know has ever engaged in Taco-snotting, please get professional help [adequacy.org] before it is too late. ed.]

Why do I keep receiving emails from an individual calling himself CmdrTaco?

You have been receiving unsolicited mailings from a certain
Robert CmdrTaco Malda [cmdrtaco.net] , owner of the popular technology website slashdot.org [slashdot.org] . Actually, its not a very popular site in the common sense of the word; the site is rife with pimply, antisocial geeks and hackers, zit-faced nerds, communists, dirty GNU hippies [yahoo.com] , and other societal rejects and outcasts. Its also home to one of the worlds largest suspected pdophile rings, the infamous Slashdot crew.
Whenever Mr. Malda gets bored (and who wouldnt, running a site like
Slashdot all day), he roams through the user database, penis in hand, looking for people who might enjoy engaging in homosexual activities with him. How he determines this is anyones guess; but if you have a homosexual-sounding nickname, or a nick with a letter of the English alphabet in it, youre a potential candidate.
This time, he found
you. Lucky you.

Mr. Malda seems to be speaking in some sort of code. Do you know what it means?

CmdrTacos code language is relatively easy to decipher. This pervert prefers to speak in thinly-veiled sexual innuendo (yes, thats right: he wants you) to evade the watchful eye of Slashdots parent corporation,
VA Software [yahoo.com] . Mr. Maldas Commander is, of course, his penis: a small, withered little thing that lives in his pants and only comes out in the presence of other male geeks or at the beck and call of Maldas own lubed-up right hand. His Taco bells [sonymusic.com] are the shriveled testicles that droop beneath his Commander, and his Taco sauce is his thin, runny semen. It should be more than obvious to you now what he means if he asked you to ring his Taco bells or taste his gourmet Taco sauce.
I would also guess CmdrTaco asked you to engage in a practice known as Taco-snotting and, if he was in a particularly depraved mood at the time, a circle-snot.

Good Lord. And, yes, he did. What is Taco-snotting?

Taco-snotting is the term used by Robert Malda to refer to the depraved act of fellating another man (homo- or heterosexual; CmdrTaco is rumoured to prefer raping unwilling victims), then blowing the semen out his nose and back onto the face and body of his victim. Naturally, a long, bubbly stream of milky-white semen is
left on CmdrTacos face [go.com] , dribbling out of his nose and down his cheek: hence the term, Taco-snotting.
And if thats not bad enough
A circle-snot is a Taco-snotting
circle-jerk, another practice common among the Slashdot crew [bastardgenres.com] . CmdrTaco, CowboiKneel [aol.com] , and Homos get together and snot each other with their gooey, sticky cum spooging their jizz-snot all over each others faces and pasty, white bodies, until theyre covered head to toe with their own and each others man juice. This vile, ungodly ritual can go on for hours. For the homosexual penetration that follows this lengthy foreplay, Roblowme is usually there to provide plenty of anal lubricant; he owns a limousine service and has ample supplies of motor oil and axle grease ready to go.
To complete this perverted orgy, fellow faggots Michael, Timothy, and Jamie will usually join in, dressed in tight leather mock-S.S. uniforms, jack boots, and leather gloves. The homosexual shenanigans that follow are nearly beyond description. The whole group begins to snot each others spunk and whip each others pudgy asses with riding crops and chains until their pale, white geek bodies are exhausted and soaked in stinking sweat from the hours of passionate, homosexual revelry.

Ewwwwww. So, can I stop receiving these emails?

Hopefully, but I wouldnt count on it.
To begin with, you most likely forgot to uncheck the Willing to Snot checkbox in your account preferences. CmdrTaco has probably already got the hots for your wad (do you have a homosexual-sounding nick?), and hes probably already been lurking outside your bathroom window for weeks with a camera, some tissues and lube, just waiting to pounce and declare you his new bitch. Theres no escaping a geek in heat (trust me), so its probably too late for you, but you can possibly rectify this situation. To remove yourself from CmdrTacos sights, log into your Slashdot account, go to your user page, click on
Messages, and uncheck the box next to Willing to Snot. Maybe hell ignore you. Probably not.

I cant stop receiving these emails from CmdrTaco!?

If you indulge him in a Taco-snot or two, he
might leave you alone. You might also want to look into mail filtering, restraining orders, or purchasing a heavy, blunt object capable of warding off rampaging homosexual geeks in heat. Trust me, when they charge oh, the humanity. If he gets you, and you let him Taco-snot all over you, you will most likely end up tied up in his basement to be used as his sex slave for the rest of your life (or until he accidentally drowns you in spunk in a circle-snot).

Have you ever been Taco-snotted?

Unfortunately, yes. I first met Mr. Malda at an
Open Source Convention [amazon.com] . He invited me back to his room for a game of Quake and some gourmet Tacos, but when I got there, the perverted geek jumped me and handcuffed me to his bed, stripping me. After taking his Commander out of his pants, Mr. Taco made me suck the withered thing six times, virtually nonstop. He then performed his vile Taco-snotting ritual on me three times over the next two hours, bringing me to orgasm after orgasm after sweaty, mind-numbing orgasm then he snotted my own thick, gooey jizz back onto my face out of his nostrils! He snotted me two more times, first into my mouth, then again on my exposed belly.
CmdrTaco invited several of his Open Source (or rather, Open Sauce man sauce) buddies over to continue their ungodly snotfest. European hacker and known berfaggot Linux Torvalds
raped my ass [yahoo.com] with his monolithic kernel [yahoo.com] ; his partner-in-crime Anal Cox used their network stack in a multitude of unspeakable ways on and in every orifice of my defenseless, tender, young body. Michael Sims was there in his leather Nazi uniform, caning my previously-virginal ass with a bamboo pole and ranting about all those Censorware [spectacle.org] freaks out to get him.

That is so disgusting! How did you finally escape?

After about 16 hours of countless unholy, homosexual atrocities perpetrated against my restrained body, they all finally went to sleep on top of me, sweat-soaked and exhausted. I was left there, completely covered in bubbly, translucent jizz-snot, chained to the bed, with half a dozen fat, pasty-white fags lying around and on top of me. Fortunately the spooge coating my flesh worked wonderfully as a lubricant I was able to squirm my way out of the handcuffs and slip out the back door (of the apartment, not their back doors). Im just glad I survived the awful ordeal. These sexually-repressed hackers had a
lot of built-up spunk in their wads I couldve easily been drowned!

Thats horrible. Does Taco-snotting have anything to do with CmdrTacos special taco?

No, thats a different disgusting perversion CmdrTaco indulges himself in. Mr. Malda is usually not satisfied with merely snotting your own jizz back onto your face, he most often enjoys involving his own bodily fluids in his twisted games.
WeatherTroll [slashdot.org] has spent some time trying to educate the Slashdot readership [slashdot.org] about this vile practice (emphasis added):
You may be wondering what CmdrTacos special taco is. You will be wishing that you hadnt been wondering after you finish reading this post. To make his special taco, CmdrTaco takes a taco shell and
shits on it. He then adds lettuce, takes out his tiny withered dick (otherwise known as his Commander), puts his special taco sauce on it which means he jacks off on the taco, and adds a compound to make the person who eats the taco unconscious. Of course, the compound does not make the person unconscious until the taco is fully eaten. Thus CmdrTaco force-feeds the taco to the unsuspecting victim. After all, who would knowingly eat shit and CmdrTacos jizz?
After the victim is unconscious, he is held against his will and used for CmdrTacos nefarious homosexual purposes. This includes shoving taco shells up the victims ass, Taco-snotting, and getting Jon Katz involved. Trust me, you do not want Jon Katz anywhere near your unconscious body. Also, rumor has it CmdrTaco is looking for a new
goatse.cx guy [goatse.cx] . Dont let it be you!
Different ungodly perversion, yet no less revolting. It should be clear to you now that Robert CmdrTaco Malda is a very, very sick individual, as are most of the Slashdot editors.

Does Jon Katz get involved in any of this? I thought he was a pdophile, not a homosexual.

Actually, Jon Katz is a
homosexual pdophile. Hes also a coprophiliac, and, many suspect, a zoophile.
Mr. Katz is somewhat of a loner and doesnt involve himself in the circle-snots, but that doest mean hes any less of a freak than the rest of the Slashdot crew. Katz often engages in a game called
juicy-douching [aol.com] with a harem of little-boy slaves that he has collected over the years: yet another vile practice which involves administering an enema to himself of the little boys urine (forced out of them with a pair of pincers), spooging the vile muck from his ass back into the enema bag, then dribbling and slathering the goo all over himself and the boys chained, naked bodies. If hes in the mood, he will sometimes skip refilling the enema bag from his distended anus and just squirt it from his ass [microsoft.com] onto the crying, terrified boys. Unwilling boys are further tortured with the pincers until they comply and allow Mr. Katz to juicy-douche them at will. A boy will usually last about two years before Mr. Katz either accidentally drowns them in diarrhea or kills them once they get too old, usually around 13 or 14.
Not content with being a pdophilic coprophile, Mr. Katz is
also quite the zoophile. As if the sexual escapades with the helpless little boys arent enough, Jon usually enjoys his juicy-douches best when his penis is firmly planted in a female goats anus [yahoo.com] . He is also rumoured to get off on watching his little boys eat the goats small, bean-like turds, and he often kills his older boys by letting his goats trample them.

Are you getting hard writing this?

Why, yes. :) Join me in a WIPO-snot?

No, thanks. Im already CmdrTacos boi toi.

________________________________________
$Id: tacosnotting.html,v 1.16 2001/12/28 21:20:03 wipo Exp $
Copyright 2001
J. Wipo Troll, Esq. [slashdot.org] Verbatim crapflooding of this document is permitted in any medium, provided this copyright notice is preserved, and next time you take a dump, you think of the WIPO Troll and all hes done to make Slashdot a better place.

Re:THE OFFICIAL TACO-SNOTTING FAQ - by The WIPO Tr (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864299)

Rest in Peace, The WIPO Troll...

Government challenge? (1)

GothChip (123005) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864263)

Maybe it's time for the Canadian government to step in. I'm sure they will have a better claim on the name Canadiam than Molson.

Re:Government challenge? (1)

Hittite Creosote (535397) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864282)

Next - "King", "Beers" and "of" are registered trademarks & copyright of the Budweiser corporation...

Re:Government challenge? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864364)

Well, maybe the Canadian government doesn't, because it is a .biz domain. Though if this happened in the US, it would be appropriate.

related 2600 story (3, Informative)

bberg (516819) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864267)

Reminds me of the problems 2600 was having with ford. Ford didn't like them linking [fuckgeneralmotors.com] to thier site so they sued them. 2600 then found out that ford was sueing a bunch of people for stupid reasons, such as Jaguarenthusiastsclub.com, which is an animal site. You can read about it HERE [fordreallysucks.com] . The case recently got droped BTW.

Re:related 2600 story (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864396)

http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/06/28/12 57205&mode=thread&tid=153

Trademark useage in domain names (1)

linuxislandsucks (461335) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864268)

Unix.org is not allowed due to website owner not owning the tradmeark unix..

Its reeal simple ..it snot conspiration theory or that wipo made amistake..they went by their own rules on this subject..

People wake up cybersquatters have been for years registering domain names that are trademearked then turning around and trying to sell them to the trademark owner..

I use to work for a cybersquatter ..its the the same stupid story..oh no wipo can;t do it..

Yeah right..

Re:Trademark useage in domain names (1)

karmawarrior (311177) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864329)

1. Unix.org was a legitimate site. There's no suggestion anywhere that they were trying to sell the site to Unix.com.

2. Trademarks are only relevent if there is a chance someone would confuse the two sites. It's a .org. UNIX.com obviously needs to go to the commercial trademark owner. .org doesn't, nobody would expect it to, and this is an abuse of the system.

3. Thanks to people like you ("I use(d) to work for a cybersquatter") these kinds of idiotic mindless rules go unchallenged because you created a problem that people feel has to be dealt with. Rather than justify WIPO's inane and perverse (no, it didn't follow their standard rules) decision, the least you could do is apologise for your part in this.

Molson Sucks. (1, Offtopic)

SpamJunkie (557825) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864274)

This latest move doesn't suprise me. Their beer sucks, so nothing seems beneath them.

Re:Molson Sucks. [oblg beer URL] (1)

DerraWelthwod (48815) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864321)

Refer to the beer, there are folks out there
with the last name 'Molson'!
http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/index/ date/all/mo lson/
Clearly shows what beer drunkards think of the
stuff.

(Personally, I'd get stuff from Stevens Point
Wisconsin's Point Brewery - still tasting em
and the BOCK was OK)
Also, there is some guy named Michael Jackson
who drinks beer for a living. A different Jackson, I'm sure.

And on that note, here's a thought: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864363)

According to the netsol.com domain registration search:

molsonsucks.com is available
molsonsucks.net is available
molsonsucks.us is available
molsonsucks.biz is available
molsonsucks.info is available
molsonsucks.tv is available
molsonsucks.org is available
molsonsucks.ws is available
molsonsucks.cc is available
molsonsucks.bz is available

Anyone want to grab a few of these and redirect them to www.guinness.com [guinness.com] ?? 2600, where are you? We need once again for you to come register silly domain names in the name of truth and justice!

( P.S. : Actually, well, my personal preference would be baileys.com [baileys.com] , but it's up to you ;) )

from politechbot: (3, Funny)

A_Non_Moose (413034) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864275)

"Now tell me again that free speech guarantees should not be part of the incorporation charter of ICANN."

Blatant sarcasm mode on:

Free speech guarantees should not be part of the incorporation charter of ICANN.

BSM off.

You expect professional behaviour from ICANN?
You know what ICANN stands for don't you?

Idiots Controlling A Nationwide Network.

.

UDRP squatted (2, Funny)

LaserBeams (412546) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864280)

Funny how http://www.udrpinfo.com has its own cybersquatter(s)...

http://www.udrp.info - complete with an automatic homepage-changer, and Gator!

Buy it today!

My major gripe with Molson, however (1)

gowen (141411) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864283)

Remains the fact that their beer is really, really, nasty...

Ah, the old %2d%2d legal loophole! (3, Interesting)

bahtama (252146) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864286)

Forget the twinkie defense or any other legal silliness, now we have the case of Molson Canada v. %2d%2d! I might cybersquat domain names just to get a court case named Big Company vs L33t Hax0r!

Breaking more IP laws! (5, Funny)

adubey (82183) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864288)

[I] "registered this name because I am Canadian and want to develop a Canadian business directory"

It's a good thing this guy didn't capitalize the "am" in "I am Canadian". For "I Am Canadian" is a trademark owned by Molson, and this poor chap would be sued for even using that sentence as a defence!

Re: "I Am Canadian" (5, Funny)

No Such Agency (136681) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864415)

Yes, it's sad that the name of my (and ~30 million other Canadians') great country has been made synonymous with what is in essence bottled piss. Imagine if Coors Lite was called "American Beer", and "I Am American" was trumpeted as a commercial slogan in commercials for an inferior product!

Re:Breaking more IP laws! (1)

alucinacion (591954) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864425)

This is ridiculous for a descriptive word such as a nationality to be argued over in courts like this. Will Molson sue any canadian business owner who asserts proudly that his product is "Canadian"? Also, does this ruling give Molson rights to go after canadian.com [canadian.com] and canadian.org [canadian.org] ?

so they steal but you guys don't? (0, Flamebait)

Pave Low (566880) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864290)

The Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure, an expedited process for allowing corporations to steal domain names,..

Michael, you guys are so two-faced, it's unbelievable. You people will go on and on about you guys aren't stealing music and other IP, but go apeshit when the evil, nasty corporations are stealing domain names (another form of IP).

Slashdot hypocrisy 101.

Re:so they steal but you guys don't? (2, Insightful)

Hittite Creosote (535397) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864320)

Well, I suppose the argument would be that when you copy music over the internet, the original still remains in place, while if Molson owns Canadian.biz, the original owner no longer has it.

Re:so they steal but you guys don't? (5, Insightful)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864389)

The Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure, an expedited process for allowing corporations to steal domain names,..
Michael, you guys are so two-faced, it's unbelievable. You people will go on and on about you guys aren't stealing music and other IP, but go apeshit when the evil, nasty corporations are stealing domain names (another form of IP).

You, sir, are making a common mistake. There is a clear difference between stealing someone's domain name (there is only one Unix.org) and 'stealing' someone's song for your own listening purposes, which does not diminish its value unless you would have otherwise paid for it.

See, taking the domain name away from someone destroys the value to you, as you no longer have it. But copying a song may actually raise the value of the song, and thus the artist, by increasing exposure. This can be true even for mainstream, payola-based artists.

Pay attention, son.

He's right, you know (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864395)

The example was so stupid.

But people who call copyright infringement "theft" are, as a rule, very stupid.

Re:so they steal but you guys don't? (1)

Pave Low (566880) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864451)

'stealing' someone's song for your own listening purposes, which does not diminish its value unless you would have otherwise paid for it.

You, jackass, are making a common mistake. Just because the original is intact is largely irrelevant. The value is lost, because if something is available for free elsewhere, why would people want to buy a legitimate copy?

Thanks for trying to justify your piracy by claiming it helps artists. If the artist wanted to offer free downloads to the world, they would've, instead of selling real CDs and promoting them.

.

that reminds me.... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864291)

doesn't slashdot.biz [slashdot.biz] redeict you to goatse.cx [goatse.cx] ?

Or did somebody forget to register that?

People to complain to (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864296)

sales-team@opengroup.org Graham Bird Vice-President, Marketing Tel: +1 415-374-8292 g.bird@opengroup.org Adam Cargill Marketing Communications Tel: +1 415-374-8291 a.cargill@opengroup.org i.dobson@opengroup.org There are more listed on there site..

This is way (1)

Rinisari (521266) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864297)

It's because of cases like these that make people want to disgust such regulatory bodies.

I think that the UDRP should be revised to let people outside of ICANN voice their opinion as to whether cybersquatting is occuring with a specified domain. That way, there is more of a popular opinion, and thus also more popular knowledge and views of the matter.

Molson, Molson, Molson (1)

qubit64 (233602) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864303)

That's one beer I'll never drink again. (Not that I did that much anyway it tastes like paint thinner, usually pretty cheap here though) Why don't they get that this just generates bad publicity. It would be one thing if a guy was posting goatse on the page but it's a legitimate businessman right?

Another CyberSquatter (3, Insightful)

rute_1 (190676) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864304)

It seems that microsoft.org is owned by a very large company (Microsoft) and isn't even being used. Could they be holding out to sell it to the highest bidder? Or, is this just another example of Cybersquatting?

My two Canadian cents... (1, Interesting)

dmarien (523922) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864306)

The .biz tld was meant for businesses to be able to get domains for their Registered(R) Trademarks(TM), wasn't it?

Molson corporation makes the 2nd most popular beer in canada which is called 'Canadian', don't they?

Mr. Black had "thought" of starting a business that was basically a glorrified yellow pages, right?

His corralation to why he thinks his business idea (nothing registered, started, or operating as of the ICANN decision) deserves the domain canadian.biz is that the country he lives in just happens to be Canada.

Yeah, I think cyber squatting is completely shitty -- but this d00d didn't even have a functioning business, or even content on his website. Molson owns the freakin' copyright, and registered trademark on the word for christ sakes! It a top level domain that's geared towards owners of copyrighted trademarks, so this is one case where I gotta be reasonable and say Mr. Black -- you don't have a case.

Re:My two Canadian cents... (1)

Hittite Creosote (535397) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864359)

Molson owns the freakin' copyright, and registered trademark on the word for christ sakes!

On the word 'Canadian'??? Just possibly when applied to Beer, but I'm sure you can find lots of businesses which use the word 'Canadian' in their name that aren't going to be sued by Molson anytime soon. 'Canadian Broadcasting Corporation' for example...

Re:My two Canadian cents... (1)

dmarien (523922) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864382)

Thanks for someone modding me down without refuting my points. i love this community(tm).

Either way, they do own the trademarks on that single word. There is no other business which has the single word 'canadian' trademarked. doesn't anyone else understand what I mean? sure, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation owns the trademarks to CBC, and the phrase "Canadian Broadcasting Corporation", so they would be more than entitled to take cbc.biz or canadianbroadcastingcorporation.biz, but *NOT* canadian.biz, that word is trademarked and copyrighted by Molson Canada!

Re:My two Canadian cents... (1)

Hittite Creosote (535397) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864423)

Surely thought a trademark [cornell.edu] does not give you absolute and total rights to the word in all situations?

Oh Canada! (TM) (1)

bahtama (252146) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864312)

The record is unrefuted that Complainant has extensive trademark rights in the word "CANADIAN" for use in association with food, alcoholic beverages and a wide variety of clothing items.

Well God Bless Canada (TM)

Note: Canada is the legal trademark of Molson Inc, while God is copyrighted by the Vatican. No prayers, beer, or food masquerading as the body of Christ may be distributed without the express written consent of either Molson or the Catholic Church.

Re:Oh Canada! (TM) (1)

Hittite Creosote (535397) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864372)

The record is unrefuted that Complainant has extensive trademark rights in the word "CANADIAN" for use in association with food, alcoholic beverages and a wide variety of clothing items.

What, no more Canadian Bacon? [realcanadianbacon.com]

Slashdot Vigilantes (4, Funny)

Little Brother (122447) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864316)

(AP)Today Slashdot Icon CowboyNeil, issued a warning to worldwide corperations. "If you use the Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure to steal somebody's domain name, me and my posse [the slashdot community] will DoS your website." The announcement was made after the example setting cannadian.biz and Unix.org rustlers were "slashdotted" out of existance. When asked if he was taking the wild-west theme of "Cowboy" a bit far, Neil answered "yessiree partner!"

Disclaimer: Duh! this never happened, CowyboyNeil never said that, you beleived me? What a shmuck!

ICANN has cybersquatting policies?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864317)

Since when does ICANN give a crap about cybersquatting?

How can i use this to kick a cybersquatter off a domain? If i want, say, italianmeatballs.com [italianmeatballs.com] (bad example, that isn't a cybersquatter, it's just someone who hasn't set their site up yet) can i start a business, register "italian meatballs internet services" as a trademark, and then go bitch to UDRP?

How does the "little guy" go about abusing this arbitration panel?

I own a domain, do I have to worry? (1)

wub (69839) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864325)

I run a small internet game, hardly worth mentioning, called No Reality. It's a MUD -- I know that there are quite a few in the /. community who are familiar with this type of game.

I own noreality.org for the game and website. It seems like corporations always win with these things. Because I own it, an individual, not a business, is it likely that if some corporation comes after me for this domain, I would also lose?

It seems like these other domains were owned by individuals also. Is it power and money that's giving companies the ability to pry these domains away from people..

Jurisdiction? (3, Interesting)

DesScorp (410532) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864328)

Out of curiosity, what is the process involved in appealing these disputes? I see that some have taken ICANN to court, but doesn't ICANN have international authority in assigning these names? If I was a citizen of, oh, say Egypt, how much authority would Egyptian courts have over ICANN? Ultimately, what legal recourse does one really have when getting an unfavorable ruling from this body?

Not very surprising. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864332)

This isn't overly surprising. It's simply another example of the 'Big Business' (tm) attitude of "bend over and take it". What is almost worse is the craven fauning of certain organizations (and/or persons within said organizations) in order for possible 'future financial considerations'.

not so crazy? (5, Insightful)

tps12 (105590) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864335)

Well, I was all set to rant and rave about how evil the WIPO and ICANN['t] and everyone else is. But after reading all of the links above (be honest: did you?), I have to say I'm reconsidering my stance.

I don't know if many of you remember the cybersquatting "name rush," so let me provide some background. Basically, when the web started exploding, there was a small but significant minority that would purchase tons of domain names of major corporations, betting that just a few would bring in a bunch of money when the trademarked domain name was sold back to its rightful owner.

Needless to say, these greedy bastards were ruining it for the rest of us. A few bright spots (Guy Kawasaki's holding mcdonalds.com hostage in exchange for donations to public schools) didn't make up for what was largely the profitting of a few at the expense at anyone else.

The rules put into effect against cybersquatting were necessary to save the web from anarchy and plutocracy. And if those rules were to disappear, or cease to be enforced, then we would be plunged back into that corporate-sponsored hell. These rulings seem terrible to us now, but if we want to save the 'Net, we need to be firm in our application of the rules. Those found in violation need to be held responsible for their actions, or we will find ourselves back in the web of 1996.

What the hell is your problem? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864339)


What? No one here likes Molson?

GEEZE, you bunch of freekin snobs. Molson is damn fine beer. Smoother than Blue, and you can pick up a case pretty cheap here in Michigan.

Sure, I _LOVE_ Guiness, but it just doesn't go well with Hockey Night in Canada.

Now Budweiser, that is absolute crap.

Re:What the hell is your problem? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864399)

I agree that Molson is a great beer. But while Budweiser isn't as good, it's far from crap. You want a crappy beer? Try a Miller or Pilsner. You won't find finer examples of donkey piss (at least in North America).

Lack of property (1)

Julian Morrison (5575) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864357)

Anyone remember the pattern?

- a central organization allocating goods, in leases, itself the sole owner

- goods granted on condition of "need" and taken away from those who "don't need"

- ownership of goods to which others are felt to have a higher claim given nasty propagandistic names like "cyber squatting"

- those names being flip-round from their normal meaning - real squatting is trespass in and theft of existing property.

- allocation requiring allocators, allocators being corruptable, the result is corruption in which the little guy always loses - and in which the only way to become a "big guy" is to belong to some exclusive group.

Can anyone say "U.S.S.R."? Or, "communism in action"?

Time for private, permanent, tradeable ownership of domain names, methinks.

What we need (4, Interesting)

FreeUser (11483) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864358)

What we need is to dump ICANN. However, it isn't feasable to do this in one fell swoop, at least not yet.

So, instead, we need DNS resolution in our libraries (glibc, etc.) and our internet applications (browsers, ftp & ssh clients, etc.) that include the concept of multiple root authorities, with easilly settable defaults.

Need to go to ICANN's unix.org? Fine, click a pulldown tab in your Mozilla 2.0 browser and select ICANN, or better yet, type http://icann//unix.org/ . Otherwise, stick with http://freenic//unix.org/ or (if opennic ever decides to dump ICANN peering) http://opennic//unix.org/

Obviously, old nomenclature would remain in place, using the system default for root authority (presumably Opennic and not ICANN).

It is only this approach, that will default to freedom but allow those of us who need to access ICANN-managed sites (most of the web today) to cross the line at will, that will enable us to free ourselves from ICANN's grip while still being able to make sensible use of the web.

Whether the alternative becomes Opennic, or some new entity ('freenic' anyone?) it needs to be constructed with a solid, equitable constitution that preserves freedom of speech above everything else, and does not favor large corporate or government interests over the rights of individuals, with an open, public, and fair judicial process for resolving name disputes. Ideally it would also include a .tm domain for trademarked names, to which trademark disputes would be confined (ie. anyone can register mtv.com, but only the owner of the MTV trademark can register mtv.tm).

I can't believe this (1)

fatwreckfan (322865) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864362)

"It no longer means, 'originating from Canada.' It means, 'beer originating from Molson."

I'm Canadian, and I'm sure as hell not a beer originating from Molson.

I don't like most of Molson products in the first place, but after this I'm going to totally boycott.

Canada Business (1)

ThereIsNoSporkNeo (587688) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864369)

Money wins. 'Tis the way of the world. Occasionally the little guys will win a victory, but if you go back and look at the situation 6 months after the fact, 9 times out of 10 the situation will have reversed. Mr. Forum for Canadian Businesses is screwed.

I especially liked how the article said that anyone who thinks of "Canadian" thinks of beer. Personally, I think of "Aboot".

Bad faith description from UDRP (1)

palme999 (82528) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864387)

b. Evidence of Registration and Use in Bad Faith. For the purposes of Paragraph 4(a)(iii), the following circumstances, in particular but without limitation, if found by the Panel to be present, shall be evidence of the registration and use of a domain name in bad faith:

(i) circumstances indicating that you have registered or you have acquired the domain name primarily for the purpose of selling, renting, or otherwise transferring the domain name registration to the complainant who is the owner of the trademark or service mark or to a competitor of that complainant, for valuable consideration in excess of your documented out-of-pocket costs directly related to the domain name; or

(ii) you have registered the domain name in order to prevent the owner of the trademark or service mark from reflecting the mark in a corresponding domain name, provided that you have engaged in a pattern of such conduct; or

(iii) you have registered the domain name primarily for the purpose of disrupting the business of a competitor; or

(iv) by using the domain name, you have intentionally attempted to attract, for commercial gain, Internet users to your web site or other on-line location, by creating a likelihood of confusion with the complainant's mark as to the source, sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of your web site or location or of a product or service on your web site or location.

The unix.org case makes a good point (3, Insightful)

drew_kime (303965) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864393)

The complainant argues that the domain name is indistinguishable from their trademark. Respondent asserts that the trademark has become diluted to a generic, and is therefore not enforcable. According to the ruling:

The United States registrations are prima facie evidence of the validity of the trademarks. ... The UDRP Policy and Rules are not intended as a forum to decide on loss of the validity of a trademark registration for loss of distinctiveness. There is no opportunity for a Complainant to respond to such an allegation. ... The above conclusion is of course of no precedential value should the Respondent wish to attack the validity of the trademark UNIX in another proceeding.

Basically WIPO is saying that you can not defend a domain name by asserting that a trademark has become a generic. If you wish to challenge a trademark, you must do it in the jurisdiction where the trademark originates. As long as the trademark is considered valid in its original jurisdiction, it is accepted as valid in WIPO proceedings.

Holy crap (1)

wastedbrains (588579) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864407)

That is insane. IF some company can take a site that is being used for whatever the purpose long as it is being used for a purpose shouldn't be able to say anything. Cybersquating is dumb and hurtfull but is it really illegal to buy a domain name. What gives the companies rights to it more than people.

Unix.org = Pr0n? (5, Funny)

saintm (142527) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864410)

I thought I'd take a look at unix.org to see what their take on the decision would be.

I was a might suprised to find it blocked by the wonderful corporate content filter.

Checking the URL checker [n2h2.com] I got the following response:

URL Checker

Thank you for your submission. Below please find a listing of the category (ies) in which your submitted URL appears. For a detailed description of each category, visit our filtering categories section.

The Site: www.unix.org
is categorized by N2H2 as:
Pornography

Should you still wish to inquire about the URL in question after checking with your System Administrator, please submit your request to N2H2's Review Editors for further analysis.

find/replace (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864424)

"Respondent feels that the Complainant has been opportunistic in this regard to group Respondent with other organizations by simply modifying the unix.net complaint by replacing all occurrences of with ."

Looks like they just used find/replace to issue the same suit against multiple domains. Does anyone else think this is actually an insult to X\Open?

And how do they own the Unix mark worldwide??? It was developed for free at AT&T!

From the Article (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3864429)


A Google.com search for "canadian -beer" yields almost 4 million results!


[Begin Blatant Troll]

Additionally, a search of "canadian" yields the same 4 million results!

[End Blatant Troll]

I find it hard to beleive... (1)

NorthDude (560769) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864436)

Some time ago, I was really disgusted about some things which were happening in the US. (Read DMCA, SSSCA, ...). And I was afraid that it would come to Canada soon. But then, I tough that those law would be ruled out and that everything would come back to normal. Then, here in Canada, they put a tax on blank CD's... And then, one day, my first day at work after some wonderfull vacations in another world(country), I read things like that...

I know some folks are saying that we shouldn't be crying and whining about those things, but as I see it, everyday there is a new case. It's just a "bit" worse each times and peoples seems not to react because they are becoming used to see life that way. I live in Montreal, and I assure you, it is a strange feeling to read things like that this morning. I really wonder where are the ones who used to beleive in the new world, where are now the ideals we all had when we were younger? Have they all been killed by being repressed so much? I dunno... I sure would like to see things change, It still makes me angry, but I guess I'm just to weak to put up a fight. Just as everybody else I guess.

So I'll just go back to work, trying to accept that we are no more human being, but rather ants working for the success of the Queen, the economy, the success and the world ego. I'll forget about it and just live a bit more sad everyday, until the life which made me human until now ain't no more but a rationalized resource...

I can't help it but to wonder, who are those days heroes?

Rodent's Hindquarters! (1)

Peahippo (539266) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864439)

I can clearly see that the doctrine of first-come-first-served (FCFS) was well weakened by this event.

Under the assumption that FCFS is more of a joke now, no one has pointed out that Molson's 'right' to the name canadian.biz is just as valid as any other company's right to the name if they have any product called 'Canadian' anything. ("Frank's Canadian Moose Jam", yum yumm!) If Molson is truly granted the name, then another challenge can come ... probably when Molson has developed the site and thus has much more to lose to what will essentially be blackmail. All this is not a solution.

I say deny the name to either party and instead reserve the name for the Canadian government or well-established Canadian business association. Note that this may mean the name isn't used at all, there being no right fit for it.

Molson at any rate should reg MolsonCanadian.biz and work with that.

(I think that now I will go and reg products.biz and then sue everyone for their *.biz sites' infringing upon my IP.)

In other news... (5, Funny)

Grape Shasta (176655) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864445)

Other domain names in arbitration:

music.com - RIAA says they have the rights to this, since they "own music"

switch.com - Apple claims they deserve it because of their oh-so-clever ad campaign. But Cisco says it belongs to them, because they make switches, and can afford the most lawyers.

fordreallysucks.com - Now Chevy is claiming rights to this one, as it is a fundamental part of their corporate philosophy.

bendoverandtakeit.com - Microsoft is pursuing this one, using an argument similar to Chevy's.

Beer? (3, Funny)

checkyoulater (246565) | more than 12 years ago | (#3864455)

I almost took this poor dude's side, until I read an absolutely preposterous remark.

Being Canadian isn't just about drinking beer...

As long as I can remember, being a Canadian has been about drinking beer. Good beer, too. Canadian beer. Besides, Canadian.biz is kind of like saying Cuba.biz. Nobody really cares.
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