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Possible for viral content domain name takedown?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by waitier, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. waitier

    waitier Power Member

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    A relatively new viral content site that mimics the likes of upworthy.com domain name is on the rise.

    You might have seen it on your social network already.

    But can they be taken down if the upworthy files a complain? Is it the same as any other domain?
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    As long as the website is not plagiarising Upworthy, infringing Upworthy's copyrights, or causing confusion between their brand and Upworthy's brand (similar logos, similar domain names, etcetera), then Upworthy cannot complain about the website.
     
  3. waitier

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    I have read the domaining law and have seen a few cases whereby the name is either given or taken down. They didn't copy anything except adding one letter to it.

    But, the concept stays the same: viral content. If this survives, then it could potentially mean anyone can just do a clone without copying anything but the /concept/

    Even this that didn't copy anything gets a letter from instagram http://www.slutsofinstagram.com/ which he details the process here: http://imgur.com/a/enTQH