posted Dec 14, 2000

Anti-WalMart domain win falsely claimed as sea-change
Free Speech
12/14/2000; 2:52:44 PM

'WIPO has ruled against a huge conglomerate! We know, unbelievable as it may seem, it's true. Kenneth J. Harvey is officially entitled not to have his taken off him and given to a faceless organisation.... This decision was immediately claimed as an enormous victory... Unfortunately, it is nothing of the sort.

'You'll note that Ken kept the URL - that's "wall" with two "l"s - i.e. it has nothing whatsoever to do with Wal-Mart's trademark.... The reason why even WIPO couldn't decide in Wal-Mart's favour is because if it had, it would effectively be saying that any site that criticised any trademark company should be handed over to the company in question.'

All hail The Corporation!


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