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Cease and Desist!
Date: Sun, 2 Jun 1996 09:24:50 PDT
From: Arthur Chandler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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We received this message the other day from a man who apparently feels
that the name of one of our player's rooms violates his exclusive right
to "Mystical Crossroads." BayMOO is accessible through the web, and
generates an "on-the-fly" temporary page so that visitors can browse
rooms, objects, etc.
Has anyone here any thoughts or experience with this issue? If your
players decide to name their rooms "Microsoft" or "Coca-Cola," can those
companies legitimately force you to cease and desist?
I realize this issue may sound like a laugher. But so have many other
cases, which have wound up in court with substantial damages extracted
by the offended party.
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Date: Wed, 29 May 1996 19:47:52 -0400
From: Storm <email@example.com>
Subject: Use of copyrighted name!
To whom it may concern,
Today after searching alta vista I was surprised to see another listing
under Mystical Crossroads. Apparently you were not aware that this name
is copyrighted, since it is the name of my Company. I would appreciate
it if you would cease & desist from using same.
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