Sex.com Suing Yahoo After Yahoo Almost Sues Sex.com
from the too-many-lawyers dept
Okay, try to follow the logic of lawyers here. A clueless lawyer at Yahoo noticed that if you typed in yahoo.sex.com you were sent to sex.com (this was a surprise?). She sent a cease-and-desist letter, not realizing that (just like many many sites) if you type in anything.sex.com it goes to sex.com. The article makes a big deal about "wildcard DNS", but you don't even need to understand that to know what's going on here. When this was all explained to Yahoo and their clueless laywers, Yahoo (wisely) backed off. However, that wasn't enough for Sex.com. They're now suing Yahoo back, though it's not exactly clear what for. I could (maybe) understand looking for a summary judgment saying that what sex.com is doing with the wildcard is perfectly legal (which it is). However, instead of that, sex.com seems to want to sue Yahoo.com for completely random things - such as having porn content on their site even though they promised not to. I think lawyers from both sides need to practice gripping reality - because it's apparent that they've gone off into some weird "Sue us?!? We'll sue you!!" land that has no basis in reality.