Could Not Be Stolen

from the it's-not-property dept

We’ve always been careful to give you the latest details on the including the initial decision that domains are not property. Now, however, a judge has made that part of the official ruling in the case. This causes all sorts of problems, as it implies that anyone can go ahead and steal a domain name. Of course, this also goes directly against the ruling in the eBay/BiddersEdge case where the judge ruled that BiddersEdge was really trespassing on eBay’s property and keeping others out. I, personally, think both rulings are harmful, which only goes to show that some laws probably need to be rewritten to take cyberspace into account. Unfortunately, I’m scared to see what legislators do with this stuff. I can only hope someone who understands all this gets involved.

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