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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
posted by greggish
on Jun 12, 2008 -
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 -
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 -