Sex.com Case Denied Appeal Again
from the but-payment-is-lacking dept
Could it really be that the infamous Sex.com court case is finally over? We’ve been following the case since 1999, but it really started a decade ago when Stephen Cohen forged documents to have the domain transferred to him. That set off quite the legal saga, eventually leading to the domain being transferred back to its original owner, Gary Kremen, along with a ruling that Cohen owed Kremen $65 million. That’s when things started to get more bizarre. Cohen high-tailed it to Mexico, and started a series of odd appeals, including one where he claimed that the ruling was unconstitutional, since it would effectively make him a slave to Kremen. He also claimed that he trademarked Sex.com in 1979, which no one seems to buy. The Court of Appeals has now turned down his latest appeal, and it’s likely his decision to leave the country didn’t help matters. In the meantime, Kremen went on to successfully sue Network Solutions for handing over the domain name in the first place, so he’s made some cash out of the ordeal. Still, the case might not really be over yet, as Cohen plans to appeal again to the Supreme Court — though, it seems exceedingly unlikely that they’ll agree to hear this case.