by Mike Masnick
Tue, Jul 21st 2009 1:44am
Well, this wasn't difficult to predict at all. As noted last week, a company named Zookz clearly stretched and misinterpreted the WTO rulings in the dispute between Antigua and the US. Given the sheer number of emails their high-end PR people have been dumping my way, the fact that they were making a mockery of the ruling was part of the plan to get them press attention. Of course, they might not have expected the Antiguan gov't to quickly step up and point out that it didn't support Zookz either. So the latest is that Zookz has shut down the site and promised to return money to anyone who subscribed. They claim that they'll be back, but I wouldn't count on it. At least not in any form similar to what they originally advertised.
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