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Humorless Comedy Central show demands battlebots.org domain



[Battlebots (think robots mauling each other) is quite a decent show, and 
it's a shame to see that their lawyers are just as censorhappy as anyone 
else's. The TV show already owns battlebots.com; now they're gunning for 
battlebots.org. The .org domain apparently has nothing to do with 
real-world robots and everything to do with IRC 'bots, a recognizably 
different species. I'll forward replies from aforementioned humorless 
lawyers or comedy-impaired company representatives if they feel they can 
publicly defend this shoddy practice of theirs. --DBM]

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Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 19:05:14 -0700
To: declan@well.com
From: Warren [last name and email address deleted --DBM]
Subject: The battle over battlebots.org

Declan,
This small ISP's dilemma may interest the politech list.
http://www.battlebots.org/

Basically the owner is being sued for the domain name although he 
registered the domain name before the Battlebots TV show registered the 
name as a Trademark.

Also could you leave my e-mail address anonymous?
Thank you

-warren




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