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Celeb Gossip Blogs

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by egwich, May 28, 2011.

  1. egwich

    egwich Junior Member

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    I own the domain name ScottMcCreeryRumors.com For those who do not know, that's the current American Idol winner. Now is it legal to make a rumor blog on him, or is that trademark infringement?
     
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    I ran a trademark check on the name using the above domain, and no results were returned. However, if you publish false information which could cause him harm, you could be sued for libel as far as I know.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defamation#Libel

    In any event, I highly doubt it will escalate to that stage, but it's best that you have some idea in mind of the the potential consequences of doing what you're about to do, as ignorance isn't going to stand.

    I hope that helps!

    Disclaimer: I'm not a legal professional, and my advice shouldn't be taken in lieu of advice from a legal professional. I am not liable for any consequential actions resulting from the following of my advice.
     
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  3. clau82

    clau82 Junior Member

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    These things can get messy so I always staid away of brand names. I would probably do a membership site for fans or a community blog that would allow member posts. This way you would not be liable or it would be harder to sue you directly. If it goes so far they will for sure but it's the best I can think right now.
     
  4. egwich

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    thanks for the feedback. It probably would be better to just sell the domain and just avoid all the hassle I guess.
     
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    socialjest404 Newbie

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    What about sites that generally post rumors for all sorts of celebs? Don't they get into trouble too? Just wondering :)
     
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    I think you should not give fake or rumor information there because that may bring you ban and If you give authentic information with some new feature then it will be better.
     
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    I think if won't be having the right information about the celeb then there is no need having the domain because if you post anything that can cause harm to the celeb you might be in trouble.
     
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    sounds promising dude, probably you can make money from it
     
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    maxinea Newbie

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    If you get an automated news site about celebrities that should be ok?
     
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    check the date of the original post, 2011