by Mike Masnick
Wed, Aug 4th 2010 5:18am
Honestly, if I wanted to make up this sort of stuff, I couldn't. Apparently domain registrar GoDaddy has been sued for $100 million by a guy who claims to hold the copyright on some photos of Michael Jackson, which appeared on a website with the domain MichaelJacksonCasino.com. Now, I could see a right of publicity argument from the Michael Jackson estate, and maybe there's even a copyright lawsuit for the copyright holder... but they would be against whoever created the website, not GoDaddy. In this lawsuit, I would imagine GoDaddy's lawyers will quickly point out the pertinent DMCA safe harbors and that will be that.
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