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Go Daddy Sued for $100 Mil for Aiding MJ Casino

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by HoNeYBiRD, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    '"A $100 million war has erupted over the unauthorized Michael Jackson online casino -- and now GoDaddy.com could be on the hook for allowing the casino owner to register the site with them.

    The man behind the lawsuit is Howard Mann -- who claims he owns the copyright to the photos featured on MichaelJacksonCasino.com ... an online gambling site created by a person who's managed to conceal his or her identity.

    But in a lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Los Angeles, Mann claims the mystery owner registered the site through GoDaddy.com -- so now, he's also suing both the mystery owner and Go Daddy for playing "host" to the "illegal website."

    Mann tells us by suing Go Daddy, he hopes to "flush out the name of the person" who owns MichaelJacksonCasino.com.

    In the meantime -- Mann tells us he wants more than $100 million in damages from both Go Daddy and the casino owner.

    A rep for Go Daddy tells us, "While we have not seen the lawsuit, if we are named, Go Daddy plans to vigorously defend itself." The rep adds, "When customers are involved in a legal dispute, Go Daddy complies with court orders.""
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    http://www.tmz.com/2010/08/02/michael-jackson-casino-lawsuit-godaddy-com-godaddy-10-million-howard-mann/
    So here's a brand new live example - which is also a recurring question here - why it's not a too wise idea to register a domain with copyrighted content in its name, moreover using copyrighted stuff on it.
     
  2. bizilux

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    what numbers....man so stupid

    every1 keeps suing eachother these days
     
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  3. Maninwhite

    Maninwhite Registered Member

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    i begin my domain and hosting with godaddy....
    now im learnning backhat,
    hope they dont ban me later...
    but interesting new
     
  4. Klitschko

    Klitschko Registered Member

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    Ahhh... that's why my promo-codes for registering new domains don't work!!
    GoDaddy needs money!!:D

    I tried 5 today...:D
     
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  5. bigbang322

    bigbang322 Newbie

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    crazy news, glad i dont own a casino
     
  6. bigbang322

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    actually, I'd rather own a casino
     
  7. Alexfrance

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    LOL... maybe they should create more hot babe ads and spread them on the internet so we buy more from GD and forget this BS - I would like to see more new of those famous GD-ads :)
     
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    It's a leverage suit. Big numners,lots of publicity. The aim is to flush out eh URL owner.

    Even the plaintif knows he's not going to get anything financial from GoDaddy. He wants the domain owners name - or at least a court order to have the site closed.

    By making it such a massive number, it attracts the press and lots of publicity.

    Who knows, now everyone is going to hear about it, he might keep the domain for himself and open a casino anyway.

    It's about illegal use of copyright, not about deformation of character. No ones claiming MJ would care if there was a casino in his name after all.

    Society is suing itself up it's own ass. No-ones creating wealth, all trying to con it off other people - and all the the time the pot gets smaller and smaller.

    Scritty
     
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  9. Chronos

    Chronos Junior Member

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    Shit like this is the reason I want to make my millions then move far, far away.
     
  10. bigbang322

    bigbang322 Newbie

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    unbelievable. how does this guy expect to get anything from godaddy?
     
  11. bigbang322

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    funny story though
     
  12. Venture

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    MichaelJacksonCasino.com is 404.

    hrm
     
  13. Jay12341235

    Jay12341235 BANNED BANNED

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    100 mil? for what? I've never even heard of that website.

    People are so damn greedy these days