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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Sat, August 11, 2001 at 5:47 PM GMT
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Subject: IP theft from individuals

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To the individuals that have bought domains:

It was your good idea to buy the domain first - they want to steal it from you.

Quote - Comments on WIPO Interim Report by WIPO.org.uk :

http://wipo2.wipo.int/process2/rfc/rfc3/comments/msg00074.html

"Though the naming system is not just for trademarks, authorities are taking these common words from the legal owners. These people had the intelligence to buy these common words first. The authorities and big business are stealing the “Intellectual Property” of these individuals."

Sunrise and UDRP are just excuses - to legalize theft from people and to stop freedom of speech.

They wish to restrict the force of your voice - they want to abridge your freedom of speech.

e.g. The direct address for my site was - freespace.virgin.net/garry.anderson/wipo/

So then, which of these gets the message across better:

WIPO.org.uk.................OR.................freespace.virgin.net/garry.anderson/WIPO/ ?

If they TRULY wanted to stop 'consumer confusion' and 'trademark conflict' and 'passing off' - they would introduce name.class.country.reg

Proper use of trademark requires ® to give warning, to advise the public that mark is legally registered. A new TLD of .REG will do the exact same thing - and much more. So, why do they not want it?

By using domains as trademarks, the authorities totally disrespect your rights to use these words. They use spin, lies and propaganda to decieve you.

They TRULY do not wish to stop these problems. Here are some reasons why:

1 Big business gets more power abusing their trademark.
2 Guardians of the Internet get more importance.
3 Lawyers and trademark protection companies get rich.
4 Domain registration companies get rich from trademarks protecting mark.
5 Small businesses go broke with big business taking identity - less competition for them.
6 They muffle criticism of them - abridging the freedom of speech.
7 Kids (and grown-ups) are stopped from making fan sites.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of Commerce and now the U.K. Patent Office - could not deny my assertions.
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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