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GNAA announces plans to bomb Christmas island (-1)

timecop (16217) | more than 10 years ago | (#7992970)

GNAA announces plans to bomb Christmas island
by GNAA Staff
Due to recent AUP policy changes at .cx NIC, one of the key GNAA sponsored websites, http://goatse.cx [goatse.cx] has been found "in violation of .cx AUP policies". This announcement delivered a huge blow to the GNAA organization.
Without goatse.cx, we lose an important piece of GNAA.
"We will not let this happen", GNAA representative goat-see said to the press. "GNAA will begin planning a terrorist attack on the Christmas Islands."
GNAA currently operates a back-up site, also located at the .cx TLD, http://goat.cx [goat.cx] . Users are welcome to use this website while we try to persuade .cx NIC to reinstate goatse.cx domain.
"In the event that our peaceful negotiations will fail, Christmas islands are sure to be gone off the face of this planet", added another GNAA member, penisbird.

If you would like to show support for goatse.cx domain, please visit the following links:
Petition to reinstate goatse.cx [petitiononline.com]
nic.cx feedback forums goatse.cx thread [forum.nic.cx]

Thank you!


excerpt from an irc log

@b- The domain goatse.cx has been found in violation of .cx AUP policies, http://www.nic.cx/policies/pdf/cx.AUP.pdf [www.nic.cx] #5, page 7, and is therefore suspended.
@r- shit, that sucks
*** joey (joey@brodels.gngsta.com) has joined nologin
@s- yea i read, page 7 only talks about payment issues though
@s- nothing about content
@b- ya
@b- im confused too
@s- i dunno what the #5 means
@s- oh i see
@s- Communication publication or distribution of adult or obscene content
@s- or images by way of embedded links in unsolicited email, postings to
@s- news groups, internet forums, notices to instant messaging programs,
@s- where the internet user is not explicitly made aware that by clicking on
@s- the link they would be directly exposed to adult or obscene content.
@b- hah
@b- he'll have to make a splash page
@s- i already put the lawyer warning on there
@p- hah
@b- that amendment to thier AUP
@b- is like 100% goatse
@s- - Over the years we have received numerous complaints of this domain's
@s- - content, but no person filee an AUP violation form against the
@s- - domain. Recently the .cx board met and revised all .cx policies (December
@s- - 2003). One of the .cx policies that has not changed is that each domain
@s- - holder is required to review the policies every thirty days and make sure
@s- - their domain is in compliance (Please read part 1, page 2 of
@s- - http://www.nic.cx/policies/pdf/cx.registration.agr eement.pdf [www.nic.cx] ).
@s- -
@s- - We do not review web sites and cannot ensure every domain holder is in
@s- - compliance. But, if a domain is brought to our attention that fails to
@s- - comply with our policies, we reserve the right to suspend the domain.
@s- -
@s- - I am unclear if you change the content, the suspension might be
@s- - revoked. If you are considering this option, please send a note of inquiry
@s- - to info@nic.cx.
@s- -
@s- - Best Wishes,
@s- -
@s- - Elaine Pruis
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(C) GNAA 2004

what (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7992992)

Congratulations, you have achieved First Post.

Here is my stamp of approval. [farts]

Re:GNAA announces plans to bomb Christmas island (-1, Offtopic)

StarManta (692541) | more than 10 years ago | (#7992994)

Can someone ban these idiot? PLEEEEEASE??

CAN SOMEONE SHOVE A LARGE COCK INTO YOUR ANUS? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7993020)

PLEEEEASE?

Re:GNAA announces plans to bomb Christmas island (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7993030)

What, it wasn't a troll this time. Goatse.cx really has been shut down.

(I am not responsible if you click the link and it's back up... as of 7:45 PM EST, 15 Jan 04, it's down.)

Re:GNAA announces plans to bomb Christmas island (-1, Offtopic)

ThinkAboutYourBreath (735770) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993050)

26 comments? Apparently you're new.

No.

Re:GNAA announces plans to bomb Christmas island (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7993128)

AIM user: StarMantaRLN

supports censorship and limitations on the free exchange of ideas and speech

do your worst to this person

Re:GNAA announces plans to bomb Christmas island (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7993100)

Hey, does anyone have a working link to a picture of the woman who filed the complaint against goatse.cx?

Re:GNAA announces plans to bomb Christmas island (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7993152)

here she is [tubgirl.com] in the bath.

Stop the World i wana get off (4, Funny)

Cyberglich (525256) | more than 10 years ago | (#7992979)

The World has gone mad. Beam be up i am out of here.

Re:Stop the World i wana get off (5, Insightful)

cujo_1111 (627504) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993131)

I know this is going to sound wrong but I really hope Network Solutions and Register.com win this and then countersue their asses.

Even though NS and R.com are both companies who screw people royally, this group of f*ckwits is even worse. I will take the lesser of the 2 evils thanks.

Re:Stop the World i wana get off (4, Funny)

mhesseltine (541806) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993181)

I'm sorry, but "Beam me up" is a Trademark of Star Trek Enterprises, Inc. For your unauthorised use of this phrase, you owe us a Darl McBridely sum of $699.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Star Trek Enterprises, Inc. Legal Dept.

lol (-1)

alitaa (636041) | more than 10 years ago | (#7992981)

lol

Patent the patent (4, Funny)

rjstanford (69735) | more than 10 years ago | (#7992983)

So when is amazon going to sue them for violating their sue-for-something-obvious-and-not-patentable patent? Not that they were the first to do such a thing, but hey, that never stopped them from getting patents before, right?

[sigh]

Re:Patent the patent (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7993084)

Patents. What's that about? Is it good, or is it whack?

I Smell MS (0, Troll)

RedHat_Linux_Man (692702) | more than 10 years ago | (#7992986)

This company wouldn't have any affiliation with Microsoft would it???

Right... (4, Funny)

ProtonMotiveForce (267027) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993146)

Bush: Saddam Hussein must be stopped.
You: Hussein wouldn't have any affiliation with Microsoft would it???

Someone: Hitler was one of the most evil men alive.
You: Hmm. Hitler wouldn't have any affiliation with Microsoft would it???

So I guess what I'm saying here is that you are truly a nerd, my man. A bit of a kook in that you seem to think MS is out to get you, but nerdly none the less. I salute you.

Re:I Smell MS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7993151)

Wow, you are quite the paranoid, anti-Microsoft slashbot, aren't you?

Re:I Smell MS (1)

duffhuff (688339) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993197)

Why the hell would they? Does suing over domain naming somehow give Microsoft an edge over its competition? It's seems pretty rediculous to assume that Microsoft is somehow abusing its monopoly by creating a new company to sue other companies based on a ludicrous patent. What the hell happens if they win? Do we browse to 207.46.245.214 instead of microsoft.com? I mean, come on.

Slightly funnier take (3, Interesting)

fname (199759) | more than 10 years ago | (#7992987)

Just when you thought they'd run out of silly patents to sue over, here comes another one. According to the good folks at News.com, a couple of Nizzas (the name of their company) have sued Network Solutions and Register.com [com.com] . As Marguerite Reardon so eloquently puts it, "Two Internet entrepreneurs are suing Network Solutions and Register.com for allegedly infringing on their e-mail and domain naming patent." I take issue with the term entrepeneurs, as scum-sucking bottom feeders seems more appropriate, but you get the idea. Basically, they patented the method of assigning an email address of fake@name.com to the guy with the website fake.name.com. This might be the lamest excuse for a patent ever granted; a 2-year old could have come up with this idea.

Re:Slightly funnier take (5, Funny)

niko9 (315647) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993042)

I take issue with the term entrepeneurs, as scum-sucking bottom feeders seems more appropriate, but you get the idea.

Reminds me of an apropos joke:

What's the difference between a catfish and a lawyer?

One is a scum suking bottom dweller, and the other is a fish.

Thank you /bow/ thank you, I'm here every Thursday night at Club Slashdot...

--

Re:Slightly funnier take (1)

grims (602269) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993048)

As Einstein once said 'Never underestimate the power of stupidity' !

If(obvious){
patent();
wait(infringer);
}

Re:Slightly funnier take (4, Funny)

Kris_J (10111) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993102)

And if you want to comment on the news.com.com article, you can send an email to news@com.com.

Re:Slightly funnier take (1)

Telastyn (206146) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993115)

Hrm... I wonder if I could patent assigning the website fake.name.com to people with the fake@name.com email address and then sue these guys...

Re:Slightly funnier take (2)

xankar (710025) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993156)

It's a shame that a pure freedom-of-information legal system would never work, because this is disgusting.

Well... (1)

desenz (687520) | more than 10 years ago | (#7992989)

I think they're a little late. Isn't there a law about that?

Getting in early. (5, Funny)

WasterDave (20047) | more than 10 years ago | (#7992990)

A good two and a half months before 1st April. Go join the queue. Behind SCO.

Dave

Not as bad as SCO. (4, Informative)

LostCluster (625375) | more than 10 years ago | (#7992991)

According to CNET, these were the people responsible for launching the .md TLD in the USA to represent "medical doctor" when in reality, .md belongs to the Republic of Moldova. [checkurl.info] These people are definitely not scared of ruining Internet conventions when they stand in the way of a quick buck.

However, the one thing we can relax on is that this doesn't affect .com, .net, .org, .edu, .us etc., just .name because what the patent covers is selling a 3rd-level domain for web use that equates to a username on the 2nd-level domain's mailserver. (If the registrant of john.doe.name gets the john@doe.name e-mail address... and an unrelated jane.doe.name gets jane@doe.name, and the registrar of .name is keeping doe.name, smith.name, jones.name, etc. for this kind of reselling... that's what the patent covers.)

So, this isn't exactly a sky-is-falling situation, but it's shysters trying to make a quick buck off of patent law....

Re:Not as bad as SCO. (3, Interesting)

The Blue Meanie (223473) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993114)

I haven't actually dug through the patent, but even if it just covers third-level domains, it most certainly could be applied to .com, .net, .org and so on. What's to stop someone who owns example.com and uses emails like user@example.com from also using user.example.com as a website?

For an example a little closer to home, look at sourceforge.net. project.sourceforge.net is how they hand out URLS. If they allow email addresses project@sourceforge.net, they'd be violating this patent as well, right?

Re:Not as bad as SCO. (3, Insightful)

rcpitt (711863) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993133)

IMHO the prior art is in the proposal to create the .name TLD since the use of second and third level domain names for owners' names was implicit in its creation

Re:Not as bad as SCO. (3, Informative)

Nakito (702386) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993144)

Just a reminder of the standard that must be met:

United States Code, 35 USC Section 103:
Conditions for patentability; non-obvious subject matter
(a) A patent may not be obtained . . . if the differences between the subject matter sought to be patented and the prior art are such that the subject matter as a whole would have been obvious at the time the invention was made to a person having ordinary skill in the art to which said subject matter pertains.

So -- is this a trivial, obvious extension of the prior art?

Oh. C'mon! (3, Funny)

holzp (87423) | more than 10 years ago | (#7992999)

I just patented freaking letters and numbers. So I am going to sue everyone! Sheesh!

Re:Oh. C'mon! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7993056)

1234567890

Take me, I'm yours.

Re:Oh. C'mon! (4, Funny)

pseudochaotic (548897) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993064)

Your application itself would have been prior art. But nice try.

Re:Oh. C'mon! (1)

MrBlue VT (245806) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993093)

Microsoft already beat you to the punch with Ones and Zeros.

http://www.theonion.com/onion3311/microsoftpaten ts .html

They're too late! (4, Funny)

JoshWurzel (320371) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993004)

I've already patented the letters U, R, and L! After Microsoft patented 1's and 0's [http://www.theonion.com/onion3311/microsoftpatent s.html], I had to find a way to get even! Now, they can't even spell their own name without paying me.

Oh yeah, and CmdrTaco owes me $0.10 every time he says "CmdrTaco". And $0.50 every time the name "slashdot" appears.

What the.... (3, Interesting)

TypoNAM (695420) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993006)

OK since when can we patent how URLs and email addresses are assigned? That is the most bullshit non-sense I've ever seen to this day! Whoever is approving these patents needs to be taken out back of their home and shot!

Re:What the.... (4, Informative)

LostCluster (625375) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993109)

The patent's more specific than that... their patent is a TLD operator selling people not true domains, but instead 3rd level web domains paired with matching 2nd level e-mail services. It's a specific product that they developed for .md that seems to have been duplicated by .name... the good news is that this only effects those who hold .name addresses, .com, .net, .org, .us, etc. can still go to sleep tonight...

Sounds legit to me (-1, Flamebait)

ObviousGuy (578567) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993007)

They've got the patent, they might as well use it.

Re:Sounds legit to me (1)

cujo_1111 (627504) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993089)

You have shares don't you?

I hope they win (4, Interesting)

Flower (31351) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993097)

Every win is just another brick in the wall to prove that this practice is bullshit and requires that Congress change the stupid law. It's obvious that nothing's going to happen until it starts to hurt comapnies with some pull.

Also be a great example to the EU of what not to allow.

SCO (2, Funny)

roadfeldt (83931) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993008)

Is the company named SCO???

SCO (2, Funny)

DarkHelmet (120004) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993011)

Darl would be proud!

Fight on, brave righteous patent warriors!

'Bout bloody time! (4, Funny)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993012)

I think that the next patent that ought to be pursued in court is the symbolic representation of language as phonetically derived characters. 'Twas recently discovered to be the proerty of a company forming just next week, to assume such rights.

Suing is evidently a business model (4, Interesting)

RobPiano (471698) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993013)

hen I first saw this, I thought it was a hoax! But its mentioned a few times on google already.

A brief check on the authors shows that there isn't much on the web about these guys.

Troy Javaher is listed as being at ICANN 99 here, and the other guy here [216.239.37.104] .

Dotmd is a strange site [dotmd.com]

Either way... When did the business model "I created a patent just so I could sue you" a socially acceptable business practice? I have no love for register.com, but I don't think that this is an acceptable thing to do to anyone.

Re:Suing is evidently a business model (1, Interesting)

RobPiano (471698) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993047)

Link didn't work first time...

http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/icann/mdr2001/archi ve /physpart.html

Re:Suing is evidently a business model (1)

nandhp (738857) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993068)

It hasn't become acceptable, but it's been used anyway.

"Lawsuits make the world go round"
-Me, Right now

Newsflash (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7993015)

Anybody can sue anyone about anything. It's only newsworthy if there's a slightest shred of the plaintiff winning.

Alphabet (1)

SirNAOF (142265) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993018)

I guess it's time for me to patent 'alphanumeric symbols combined to create grammatical constructs'.

I'd better hurry, before someone else grabs it up from under my nose.

Re:Alphabet (2, Funny)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993194)

yes, however
'alphanumeric symbols combined to create grammatical constructs on the internet'
will probably be OK.

In other news... (1)

CoolRay (526069) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993021)

I just patented the use of "@" sign in email addresses...

--
.sig not found error

Darl? (1)

3V1LDaemon (727824) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993026)

Is Darl McBride the CEO of this company, too?

Prior Art Anyone? (1, Informative)

jmt9581 (554192) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993027)


Here's a link to the patent. [com.com]

So, anyone have a website log or e-mail from before November 23,1999?

Re:Prior Art Anyone? (4, Funny)

petabyte (238821) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993190)

So, anyone have a website log or e-mail from before November 23,1999?

Damn, and this whole Slashdot thing starting on Nov 24th. We're hosed!!

End Sarcasm. :)

What next? (0, Redundant)

bryhhh (317224) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993029)

A Hyperlink patent? [usatoday.com]

D'oh!

WTF? (3, Informative)

TheSpoom (715771) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993031)

What is claimed is:

1. A method for assigning URL's and e-mail addresses to members of a group comprising the steps of:

assigning each member of said group a URL of the form "name.subdomain.domain"; and

assigning each member of said group an e-mail address of the form "name@subdomain.domain;"

wherein the "name" portion of said URL and said e-mail address is the same and unique for each particular one of said members such that an only difference between said URL and said e-mail address for said member is that in said URL the "@" symbol of the e-mail address is replaced with a "." and wherein said "subdomain" portion of said URL and said e-mail address is the same for all members of said group.

2. The method of claim 1 wherein said members of said group comprise members of a licensed profession.


Now... I'm going to try to remain calm here but HOW THE FUCK WAS THIS PATENTED?! Nothing is *invented* here, it's a method of organizing a system which ALREADY EXISTS (email and DNS). This just further shows the US Patent Office's stupidity.

Re:WTF? (5, Informative)

bssea (79248) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993136)

Actually.. to file a patent you don't have to *invent* anything. You just have to show "the use of an idea for a process, machine, item of manufacture, or composition of matter". The mere writing it down is considered the "invention".

On a side note.. the idea is also supposed to be "novel, useful, AND, nonobvious". This topic fails on at least two of the cases. It's neither novel, nor nonobvious. This is U.S. Patent Law. If you don't like it, talk to your congressman.

--sea

Credit of quotes: class notes (Computers and the Law.. yeah who the hell needs to look stuff up?)

Re:WTF? (1)

TheSpoom (715771) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993195)

Oh, I live in Canada, I just think it's funny ;^)

No longer will I blame Lawyers. (2, Insightful)

dnoyeb (547705) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993036)

No, its the USPTO this time.

Only the money ladden will survive.

Didn't? (1)

Hangin10 (704729) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993037)

Didn't URLs get invented along with internet-like
systems?

If they did, subdomains is just the most logical
thing to you can add to URLs...

They HAVE to lose and the USPTO needs to start
doing a better time figuring out what patents
are BS and which are not...

Just a thought...

Good, now we can change it! (1)

Pxtl (151020) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993045)

And countersue them for gross incompetence in making it ass-backwards from every other system - phone numbers are msd-lsd, ip addys are msB-lsB, folders, etc. Everything goes big-to-small except friggin' domains. Remember that old plan to bridge phone numbers into the DNS system? It would have been a hundred times easier if it was the other way around.

India patents zero and binary (3, Funny)

teetam (584150) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993051)

In related news, India has decided to patent its invention of zero and the place value number system, which is the basis for decimal, octal, hexadecimal and binary number systems.

Unless all computers in the world switch to Roman numerals soon, India will become the world's wealthiest nation soon!

Re:India patents zero and binary (0)

qualico (731143) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993122)

Hell they are going to make a googolplex of money!

It's the end of the world as we know it... (5, Funny)

BOFH Supreme (680103) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993057)

..and I feel fine.

Seriously, old fat women that go to Wal-Mart and fall on the wet floor have made their way to IT.

Just they are now heads of companies, heads that somehow rocketed up the company's ass so far that they cannot see reality.

*sigh*

STEEEEMPY, YOU EEEDIOT

Quality of patents (1)

Big Toe (112240) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993061)

Ten years ago I used to think inventors were really amazing role models.

Today I see inventors more as opportunists that think they can make a quick buck.

This is not an invention, and the past 100 patent articles on slashdot haven't been inventions either. These people and Amazon.com and every other crappy patent filer should get charged with fraud.

Patent System Gone too far (3, Insightful)

lukior (727393) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993063)

Am I the only one that thinks the patent system is out of control. I thought patents were designed to further scientific knowledge for the betterment of mankind or something like that. Now there are cases where research is being hindered because you're not allowed to use prior patented research. Patents helped a lot of scientists in the early days make a living but now it is just a way to strengthen megacorps. It disgusts me when a big company is sold not because of anything produced by it or because of it's quality of it's employees but because of the size of it's patent library. Changes need to be made.

Right (1, Insightful)

iswm (727826) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993065)

How silly.

Basicly... (1)

zbowling (597617) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993073)


Under this patent I can't set up a hosting site (lets say professions.com or something) and then give out subdomains with maching emails. For example I couldn't set up a website for a doctor at http://tomsmith.doctors.professions.com and give him the matching email address tomsmith@doctors.professions.com without having to worry about infringing on this patent.

I can't believe the US Patent and Trademark office let this kind of stuff through. Its just like the ActiveBuddy patent. Stuff like this makes me sick.

I gave my $699 already. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7993082)

If I already gave my $699 to SCO, does this let me off the hook for this one?

whoops.... (4, Interesting)

Lxy (80823) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993091)

These guys are morons. They patent a technology and sue with groundless accusations. Usually when a company claims patent infringement, they try to find a small defenseless company in hope they can set precident. These guys? They go after NetSol and Register.com, two companies with enough legal firepower to make just about any company disappear.

This will be a fun one to watch.

Its silly. (1)

Roskolnikov (68772) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993096)

I think a patent on patents that take universally accepted ideas and innovations is due, think of the revenue.

I'll sue.

I'll sue.

HRMM (0)

AcmeShells.com (722366) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993101)

HRMM just more money hungry people out there.. *YAWN* soo whats new?

G 'n R (5, Funny)

fiftyLou (472705) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993104)

"GNR manages the registry, and they're also potential infringers"

G'nR ?? I thought they broke up when Slash went solo.

Take me down
To the paradise city
Where the grass is green
And the girls are pretty

Excellent!!! (1)

l0ungeb0y (442022) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993105)

Just this week I patented an invention for a "systematic lettering system for user input" that should allow me to effectively sue every keyboard manufacturer on the planet!!!

But I don't really care about the money... I'm a blood thirsty Luddite looking to cure you all of your dependency on technology... getting rich will be just a happy side effect.
You may hate me now, but you'll be thanking me later.

Network Solutions in Another Battle? (1)

MissMarvel (723385) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993106)

This witll be the 2nd time in 6 months Network Solutions will be in a legal battle. Seems the Federal Trade Commission had an issue with them recently too. Check it out. [ftc.gov]

Let slip the shysters of war! (2, Funny)

j_presper_eckert (617907) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993108)

Sweet Jebus, is this article for real?!?! This makes Amazon's whiny militance about the 1-Click patent look like the wisdom of King Solomon.

What's next...lawsuits claiming infringement on the I.P. rights of the air we're breathing? Jupiter's own Ganymede is going to sue our Moon, claiming that it was first with the "orbiting satellite" patent? Why don't I slap my own brand-name sticker on the friggen _neutron_?

HELP!!!! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7993111)

I have virii on my boxen! Microsoft are gay!

Worst... Patent... Ever.... Granted.... (2, Interesting)

psykocrime (61037) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993113)

Oh, my God... how in the blue fucking hell did these two clowns get a patent for this shit????

I knew the USPTO was full of 'tards, but this just takes the fucking cake.. Only a freaking chimpanzee could think this patent deserved to be granted... no, wait, I take that back... a moderately intelligent chimp could see through this...

AAaaagggghhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These fools are gonna cause me to pull every last hair I have out of my head....

I can provide prior art (2, Interesting)

greywar (640908) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993117)

I ran a BBS in the late 1990's that was the first to provide internet e-mail at the time. I did it by piggybacking folks off the real internet provider at the time called EFN. People e-mailing my people had to send e-mail in a similiar fashion as I recall. I wish I could recall it exactly [its been a long long timt ago] but this is hardly new. I think it was daf.stargazer@efn.org became daf@stargazer locally. This is hardly something they need to fear!

Whay hasn't MS done an endrun yet? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7993121)

Considering IE is the most installed browser, I'm surprised MS hasn't hard coded functionality in the browswer that would allow them to set up and sell non-official domains like .msn, .ms, etc., and have calls to these domains routed to their own DNS lookup servers. They literally have an unexploited cash cow on their hands here. What is barring them from doing this?

Prior Art (1)

KaSkA101 (692931) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993123)

Can anyone say prior art. I mean they just got the patent less than a month ago.

I'm going to patent.... (1)

GoofyBoy (44399) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993132)

...all and any procedures that determines the legal merits of patent infringment, either in or out of a legal court of law.

CHECK AND MATE SIR!

America? (0, Flamebait)

samsmithnz (702471) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993145)

This is an American company right? Explains a lot. I understand Americans wanting to bear arms, freedom of speech, but nowhere do I see "Right to sue anyone, any time for any stupid reason"

I just.. (1)

Hangin10 (704729) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993147)

I've just patent scroll bars.
You used one to get to this comment, didn't you?
PAY ME!

Prior art, DNS zone files (5, Informative)

RT Alec (608475) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993150)

From the patent documentation:

1. A method for assigning URL's and e-mail addresses to members of a group comprising the steps of:


assigning each member of said group a URL of the form "name.subdomain.domain"; and

assigning each member of said group an e-mail address of the form "name@subdomain.domain;"

wherein the "name" portion of said URL and said e-mail address is the same and unique for each particular one of said members such that an only difference between said URL and said e-mail address for said member is that in said URL the "@" symbol of the e-mail address is replaced with a "." and wherein said "subdomain" portion of said URL and said e-mail address is the same for all members of said group.

This is the precice format for e-mail addresses in DNS zone file, for the SOA record. See RFC 1034 [faqs.org] , section 3.3. Date of prior art, 1987.

They should follow in the footsteps of... (1)

calebb (685461) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993167)

They should follow in the footsteps of SCO & send a cease & desist letter to everyone who uses third-level URLs... and naturally, they would need to provide a time-limited offer to license this 'intellectual property' for say, 5% of a company's networth, in exchange for (limited) immunity from the forthcoming lawsuit.

Even SCO would appreciate the effort when they received their cease & desist notice from Nizza...

Here's the original press release [prweb.com]

Proving once again... (1, Interesting)

bsDaemon (87307) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993169)

That the institution of the state serves only to facilitate the bourgeisie's controll over the ability to controll the means of production and distribution leaving us out in the cold. Despite the fact that this is taking money away from one robber barron to another this only serves as a detriment to the working class because it continues to institutionalize money-grubbing. We need to do away with patents, the state, and capitalism.

http://www.anreabhloid.org

just (1)

relrelrel (737051) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993172)

"LMAO" springs to mind.

Anyway, wasn't this whole concept conceived by Tim Berners Lee, who invented the web and this syntax?
I mean, this has existed since before the patent regardless, so it won't mean shit in court.

More /. scaremongering? Yes.

I gained 5 mod points today anyway, do your worst, mods.

very wrong. (1)

zbowling (597617) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993173)

Selling or giving out sites under a person's name as a subdomain like...
http://tomsmith.doctors.professions.com
and give/sell him the matching email address...
tomsmith@doctors.professions.com
these two could sue me...
Just dumb!

Blame Canada. (-1, Troll)

qualico (731143) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993175)

Its the mad cow thing.

Please, read the patent... (4, Insightful)

chrootstrap (699364) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993179)

...and see for yourself how techno-jargon and a tremendous effort at obfuscation through over-complexity passed this patent through the filter. CowboyNeal's pithy sentence describes the near totality of the patent yet the patent itself spews reams of steps, trivia, and jargon to hide as well as possible the actual application of the patent. What a bunch of bullshit!

I think there ought to be penalties for the use of these nuisance patents. A judge then could not only strike down the patent's validity (which will obviously happen here), but could also impose a heavy fine to deter this kind of litigious crap from happening.

US Laws (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7993182)

This is precisely why US needs the "loser pays" style of laws ...

Private TLD's (1)

vpscolo (737900) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993186)

So what about us who run private TLD's for our Lan. They are going to sue us as well? Rus

Patent Office definitly needs a clue..... (0)

Sacks (708310) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993188)

Can anyone donate some common sense to the patent office. They are in serious need of some higher brain functions.

How long has the domain naming system been around (approx. 30 years)? Sometimes I wonder what minimal IQ it takes to work there.

Bah - Prior Art is a no-brainer (4, Informative)

TekPolitik (147802) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993193)

MailBank (Now NetIdentity) has been doing exactly this since 1996 [netidentity.com] . I don't see these cretins getting very far.

US Patent System Needs Overhauling (2, Interesting)

eamacnaghten (695001) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993196)

I hope here in Europe we do not import the US stupid Patent problems.

The only way round this is for US citizens to lobby US congresmen to change the patent laws to something sensible. Also publishizing things like this in the popular press is a good idea.

To the citizens of the US - Do you really want to live in a country where these IP pirates disrupt all? Where they in effect steal monies from businesses (who will pass the loss onto the customer)? You live in a democracy - do something about it!

Future entrepreneurs, this may come in handy: (4, Funny)

kafka93 (243640) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993202)

With apologies if it's been posted before..

The Prior-Art-O-Matic [thesurrealist.co.uk]

filed in (1)

relrelrel (737051) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993204)

Filed: November 23, 1999 Hahaha, good luck in court idiots, they don't stand a chance.

I just filed a new patent (2, Funny)

ilovemytruck (742038) | more than 10 years ago | (#7993206)

Patent Description: Method for protecting inventions from being replicated by others, allowing the inventor a monopoly on their production. Yay, I just patented the patent. I ownerz the USPTO! Now stupid bastards can't patent obviously prior art ideas!
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