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copyright infringement on domains?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lykathe, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. lykathe

    lykathe Regular Member

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    I just bought a domain for a specific video game, and I didn't even think about copyright. will i get in trouble if it has the exact name in the domain? haha fuck. 10$ gone
     
  2. Wilder1047

    Wilder1047 Newbie

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    The best method to avoid conflict of trademarks is to search the trademark databases. It provides you with all the registered and pending trademarks.

    The regulations governing copyright issues for domain names are governed by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

    It is very likely that you would lose right of your domain name registration if:

    -You have intentionally chosen a name that is similar to another domain name or trademark to create consumer confusion
    -You do not carry business under that name
    -Neither you nor any other individuals in your company carry a name that is same or similar
    -You are planning to sell that domain name to your competitor for financial gain
    -For more information on the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

    google 'domain name copyright infringement'
     
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  3. JackSparrow

    JackSparrow Supreme Member

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    Watch out for Zynga they will impose an email from their lawyers, if you use any of their games names in your url.
     
  4. Growth

    Growth Power Member Premium Member

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    If you actually read the copyright law, it does not cover domain names at all. So you are fine. Content on another hand can be, but the actual name is fine.
     
  5. RebelMaster

    RebelMaster Junior Member

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    But "trademarked" names WILL get you in trouble. ;)

    For example ... Even WordPress in a domain name will now get you in trouble with WP.

    Code:
    http://wordpress.org/about/domains/
    Just sayin ...

    RM