As my posts have been scrutinized by a Lawyer, I have spent some time to analyse
all the messages.
I take pride in my reasoned logic; I will keep this short, to
most salient points.
I am very grateful to Alex, for his viewpoint on things. As
he says, “…I feel now like I can't respond to your questions without either going
around in circles,…” - I think it best time to evaluate his response.
continues, “or trying to justify the reasons why we have trademark laws in the first
place; ....” - he need not, I understand completely. As I state on my site, Trademarks
are for the good of the people, as well as business.
Alex honestly admits
the solution to all trademarks using their mark: name.class.country.reg - note, this
does not preclude the use of dot com or other TLDs for marketing.
does not admit to this - you know is a deceitful person - a liar and fraudster.
would not answer this question (indeed would anybody making money out of these false
problems?): “Could it be that I am right - the Domain Name System is being abused
for the benefit of Big Business, to the detriment of peoples rights?” This is even
though the answer is obvious - people’s rights are being abused for Big Business.
should be noted that the authorities and lawyers never break the association of domains
to trademarks. This is even though they cannot be used as trademarks, primarily due
to fact that not all businesses can use their mark and it abridges free speech. They
say trademarks and the dictionary are one and the same - all words belong to big
business. The reasons for this, to do with greed for money and power, are given on
WIPO link below.
Alex says, “It seems that you (like a lot of people) are essentially
opposed to trademarks having the rights that they currently do. That's fine, and
you're entitled to your opinion and a lot of what you say has merit in legal equality.”
is misrepresentation - I do not oppose trademarks having the rights that they currently
do. I strongly oppose what is being done under the guise of trademark law. I oppose
the fact that certain trademarks have dominance over others and non-trademarked small
businesses on the Internet. People’s rights are being abused.
Example of this -
why should Apple Computers own the word ‘apple’ on the Domain Name System? They dominate
this word above everybody, even though thousands use the word in their trademark
and many more small businesses without a trademark. The Internet is being stolen
by Big Business.
On this dominance; Alex has no answer for the lesser trademarks,
smaller businesses and people losing out to big business, when asked, “What about
all these other JT trademarks in the USA and the rest of world?”
When I said, “What
is the difference, say, to buying and selling baseball cards, currently at prices
up to $1.265 million? (grade 8 Honus Wagner).”
Alex replied, “The difference is
that registrants often don't have the rights to the names that they register;”
should a respondent have to prove they had right to use any words? Why should anybody
have the right to use words above another?
The value of that small piece of card
is in the name - so does Honus Wagner’s estate or family own that card? What rights
does the person with that card have to Honus Wagner name?
Anybody need that analogy
People write unauthorized biographies of famous people - actors, singers,
and politicians - so why should likes of Kevin Spacey get kevinspacey.com? Using
new restricted TLD, he could have kevinspacey.actor. As I have stated before - millions
of TLD was possible - confirmed yesterday by Karl Auerbach on forum of atlargestudy.org.
He said, “Several years ago we (some folks from the Boston Working Group) tried a
root with several million TLDs. After we stuffed enough memory into the box,
People write books about countries and places - so why should South
Africa get southafrica.com? A SLD, when they have a TLD - they could have millions
of SLDs. The place names could have place name followed by ccTLD of the country -
e.g. Barcelona council, instead of taking Barcelona.com off the legal owner, use
Barcelona.es - simple.
Trademarks were ‘invented’ to identify source of goods or
services - not claim world rights to a word. The trademark symbol was ‘invented’
to advise people that the mark is legally registered and protected by law. The restricted
TLD of .reg would perform both functions and much more.
The truth is that the authorities
are corrupt - the Domain Name System is being abused for the benefit of Big Business,
to the detriment of people’s rights.
Again, thank you to Alex - it is refreshing
to see a lawyer dare venture on this board.
WIPO LINK - reasons for abuse of people’s