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How can I make sure I won't get sued for cybersquatting?

This is a little tricky to talk about without specifically mentioning my domain name, but I'll try. I have a popular website that's about to get significantly more popular, because I'm about to publish a book, go on book tours, etc. There's a *much* more popular website that's been around since the beginning of the web, and part of my domain name includes their domain name (for example, suppose their domain was Narnia.com, and my domain was AdventuresinNarnia.com). We're in the same general market (say Narnia.com sold video games, and I reviewed video games). What legal risk am I subjecting myself to, particularly if I have absolutely no desire/intent to sell my domain name? I have a PR4 site and I don't want to move, but I don't want to put links to my website in a published book and then get forced to move later.
posted by anonymoose on Mar 21, 2013 - 11 answers

Question on domain and trademark law

I plan to talk to a lawyer about this but right now, I'm doing my research and would like to reach out to the MeFi community for advice. [more inside]
posted by wesker on Mar 27, 2011 - 19 answers

Personal Information Posted Without Permission

I'm a massage therapist whose contact information and professional credentials were posted, without my permission or knowledge, on an erotic services site. How do I get my ad taken down? [more inside]
posted by parrot_person on Dec 24, 2010 - 20 answers

But, they just SOUND similar.

What happens when you've purchased a domain that a company wants but you're not sure how to proceed because Or am I totally in the wrong? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Technical/legal questions about a site that will parody a trademarked brand

I'm thinking of creating a political parody website that may step on some toes and/or trademarks. I have a few technical and legal questions about how best to go about this. [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Dec 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Give it to me quick and simple: privacy policy cliff notes

I want a quick and easy way to understand a web site's privacy policy - preferably, by someone else who knows what they're talking about. Is there a resource where people can submit privacy policies for evaluation? [more inside]
posted by greggish on Jun 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Client asked me to remove a link to their website

So I got a letter the other day from a client of mine who said that I did not have permission to put up a link to their website from mine and that I must remove it. This seems rather silly to me, considering I built most of their website and they even won a web award for it. Can they legally force me to remove the link?
posted by thebwit on Feb 6, 2008 - 18 answers

Is this legal?

Is the HelpMyBabye.com type of site (mentioned on the front page)legal in the United States? [more inside]
posted by MichaelKnight on Jun 28, 2007 - 13 answers

Posting someone else's email address on a public website. Is it legal?

Is it legal to post someone else's email address on a public website? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on Apr 22, 2005 - 10 answers

PayPal me my taxes.

I am running a free Web-based service for friends and acquaintances. Lately, the volume on this service has been growing greatly. The next step is to move the service to a professional host. I am thinking of putting a paypal donation button on the site to help pay for it. Are there any legal or tax issues I need to worry about? Do I need a business license? What if I want to start selling Cafe Press items or running Google ads? I am located in the USA.
posted by Orkboi on Jan 16, 2005 - 5 answers

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