New NY Bill Involving Domain Names
#1
So I found this rather "interesting" bill that's been blogged by some domainers
I know:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S03814&sh=t

Quote:Relates to cyber piracy protections and the unlawful registration of domain
names; prohibits the registration of a domain name that consists of the name of
another living person, or a name substantially and confusingly similar thereto,
without that person`s consent, with the specific intent to profit from such
name by selling the domain name for financial gain to that person or any third
party; provides for injunctive relief and other civil remedies.


For the full text:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S03814&sh=t

A news article indicated it was "approved" by appearingly the same governor
who UDRP'ed his namesakes back then:

http://domains.adrforum.com/domains/deci...919828.htm

No wonder there was enthusiasm in getting this through.

Nothing really, folks. Just posting something if you're interested in reading
and blasting away, although I imagine someone in New York might complain.
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#2
Now if that starts a trend a lot of lawsuits will be prevented.
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#3
I assume this only applies to residents in NY who are registering domain names, and not people outside fo the NY?
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#4
I am pretty sure that the fact that it is in NY, will serve as a precedent for lawsuit even if the situation happens in another State. But I am sure people will get away with it no matter what!
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#5
Man.... that's a pretty far reaching law.

Think about all those celebrety domain names..

Zach
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#6
This reminds me of illegal MP3 sites operating in other countries to avoid enforcement of some digital rights management laws.

I think that "window of opportunity" is closing, too.
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#7
THE MOST absurd thing I ever heard in my life!
Internet is not local.
What's % of NY Population against Entire World?

Even if NY has 50% population of the world, it's not going to work.
Domainers in NY can and will always set up partnership with domainers
outside of NY and continue registering/buying personal names.

They got nothing better to do?
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