Thursday, August 16, 2007
One of the biggest summer movie hits this year just scored a domain name arbitration victory. Recently, an arbitrator for the World Intellectual Property Organization ordered that the domain "thesimponsmovie.com" belongs to Fox based upon its ownership of the Simpsons franchise. The infringer who had been operating the site was posted sexually explicit images of Simpsons characters. Not exactly the way to stay under the radar - although one could argue such use is non-infringing based upon fair use or non-commercial use.