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Safe Harbor for Service Providers

This article was first appeared in the New York Law Journal, September 30, 2015

GoDaddy.com, which is the largest registrar in the US with over 60 million domain names under management, has been the prevailing defendant in two major lawsuits under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), Petroliam Nasional Berhad decided in 2013 and Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) decided on September 10 of this year after a bench trial a month earlier. In both cases plaintiffs sought to hold defendant liable for contributory or secondary infringement rather than “direct” cybersquatting under the ACPA…. To continue reading go HERE

Mr. Levine is the author of a treatise on trademarks, domain names, and cybersquatting, Domain Name Arbitration, A Practical Guide to Asserting and Defending Claims of Cybersquatting under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. (2015, 558 pages). Learn more about the book at Legal Corner Press. Available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Ongoing Supplement here

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