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OfflineTheDudeAbides
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Copyright..
    #4315360 - 06/20/05 12:00 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I started a website on tripod like 5 years ago called The Dude's Lair.
Well, I get an e-mail from some guy today saying he owns Thedudeslair.com.

Quote:

i must ask you to change it's name because my website is
a registered trademark and copyrighted and yours isn't or you include the
following text "The Dudes Lair Registered Trademark Of thedudeslair.com" at the
bottom of all of your pages





Would this guy's arguement stand up in a court of law? I had the damn website before he even thought of the idea..
:confused:


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Re: Copyright.. [Re: TheDudeAbides]
    #4315376 - 06/20/05 12:05 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Wow, that guy sounds like a fucking bitch.


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Re: Copyright.. [Re: TheDudeAbides]
    #4315381 - 06/20/05 12:06 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

http://webdeveloper.com/forum/showthread.php?p=388664#post388664

Found this... has his email on the page.

I'm gonna email him.


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Re: Copyright.. [Re: TheDudeAbides]
    #4315395 - 06/20/05 12:11 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

ignore him. he sounds like a complete geek on a power trip. His website is shite and at the bottom it says..

copyrite the dudes lair. all rights reserved


haha


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Re: Copyright.. [Re: TheDudeAbides]
    #4315397 - 06/20/05 12:12 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I say write him back and tell him to go get fucked.


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OfflineTheDudeAbides
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Re: Copyright.. [Re: Vvellum]
    #4315403 - 06/20/05 12:13 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Hehe thanks guys, I have never had to deal with anything like this ever before.....Just making sure I can't be sued :smile:


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Re: Copyright.. [Re: TheDudeAbides]
    #4315615 - 06/20/05 01:31 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Would this guy's arguement stand up in a court of law?

The retainer to get a layer to even look at this would be in the neighborhood of $5000. Are you that big a threat to this guy? I doubt it.

Just ignore the guy.


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Edited by Diploid (06/20/05 02:05 AM)


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Re: Copyright.. [Re: Diploid]
    #4315624 - 06/20/05 01:35 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Holy language massacre batman. :lol:


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Re: Copyright.. [Re: TheDudeAbides]
    #4315658 - 06/20/05 01:49 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

The best part is how undeserving he is of a title like the dudes lair. The dude would NEVER pull this kinda shit.


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Re: Copyright.. [Re: TheDudeAbides]
    #4315669 - 06/20/05 01:53 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I dunno what to tell you. It seems to me that http://www.thedudeslair.com/ is borderline "cyber-squatting" anyway, and the webpage seems to be no more than a marker indicating his "territory"....


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Re: Copyright.. [Re: Le_Canard]
    #4315682 - 06/20/05 01:59 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

ToiletDuk said:
I dunno what to tell you. It seems to me that http://www.thedudeslair.com/ is borderline "cyber-squatting" anyway, and the webpage seems to be no more than a marker indicating his "territory"....




Can you explain what cyber-squatting is? I am no way internet literat. Im pretty good at computers but the internet just fucks with me.


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Re: Copyright.. [Re: Stonerguy]
    #4315693 - 06/20/05 02:02 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Well, basically it's snatching up the rights to a well known name in the domain name in the hopes that someone would buy it off of you. It was pretty common in the mid to late '90's when people were buying such domain names as "microsoft.com" or "whitehouse.org" in the hopes of making some money. It was ruled illegal a while back, but there are some who still try.......


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Re: Copyright.. [Re: TheDudeAbides]
    #4315695 - 06/20/05 02:02 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I think he's just trying to mess with you. Don't be intimidated bro. :thumbup:


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Re: Copyright.. [Re: THE KRAT BARON]
    #4315732 - 06/20/05 02:21 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Im not worried, my first thought was "How Un-Dude"...I even put it in an e-mail I wrote to him..
I wasn't stressing it that much, was just wondering if he actually COULD sue me..How he actually came across my shitty little site I will never know...I get like 1 hit a year


Thanks for the info guys, atleast we all got a laugh out of this one 

Here is the whole e-mail
Quote:

hey i have my own website and noticed you had urs mine is thedudeslair.com and
your is the tripod one i must ask you to change it's name because my website is
a registered trademark and copyrighted and yours isn't or you include the
following text "The Dudes Lair Registered Trademark Of thedudeslair.com" at the
bottom of all of your pages

                        Thanxz, thedudeslair.com Legal Department





:grin:


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Re: Copyright.. [Re: TheDudeAbides]
    #4315740 - 06/20/05 02:23 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

The_Dude_420 said:

Quote:



                        Thanxz, thedudeslair.com Legal Department





:grin:





:lol:! Oh I'm sure his "legal department" is something to be reckoned with.... :rolleyes:


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Re: Copyright.. [Re: Le_Canard]
    #4315768 - 06/20/05 02:39 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


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Re: Copyright.. [Re: HeavyToilet]
    #4316096 - 06/20/05 04:48 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

HeavyToilet said:
http://webdeveloper.com/forum/showthread.php?p=388664#post388664

Found this... has his email on the page.

I'm gonna email him.




Hahaha! Thats priceless. Well please send him that link, it right here shows how he has zero claim to your URL.

Firstly you are not in any danger, and like has been said it is very expensive just to file a suit and in this case I doubt he has copyright or TM on this site. Its obvious to me he's just a jackass  :grin:

Start by asking him for his record of TM/Copyright, that will be a good laugh for sure.
The Shroomery gets a fair bit of legal threats similar to this, and I've had many enjoyable responses to them all. I usually respond with something like:

"Thank you for your email.

We take legal threats very seriously and I will forward your email to our lawyer who will contact you shortly. Please respond to this email ASAP so our lawyer may contact your legal representation to deal with your threat.

We will always aggressively pursue frivalous and threatening emails of which can be viewed as a point of counter suit.

Please respond with the contact information for your lawyer as we will be responding only via our legal team.

Regards,

Thor."


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Re: Copyright.. [Re: TheDudeAbides]
    #4316103 - 06/20/05 04:52 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Oh and not to mention trademarking/copyright is not a cheap thing either!

So anyhow, tell him to stuff it IMO  :grin:


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Re: Copyright.. [Re: TheDudeAbides]
    #4316404 - 06/20/05 10:47 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

haha your page should now be an all out war on thedudeslair.com. Start by putting a marker on the bottom of your page saying something to the effect of "The dudes lair belongs to me and no one else, anyone else claiming to own the dudes lair can go get fucked." Then email him and tell him you straightened things out on your page for him.


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Re: Copyright.. [Re: Irradiated_Feces]
    #4316445 - 06/20/05 11:07 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

:grin: :thumbup: That's a good idea.


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