Ninth Circuit Reverses Ruling in Anticybersquatting Case

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The minds behind “virtual pets” cannot tweak what it means to register a domain name on the Internet, the 9th Circuit ruled, setting aside a $100,000 victory for the South Korean company in a long-running cybersquatting case. A federal judge had previously found that Edward Hise violated anti-cybersquatting law when, in 2006, he transferred ownership of a domain name, Gopets.com, which he had originally registered in his own name seven years earlier.

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