07 Sep '12, 12pm

Libya loses anticybersquatting lawsuit

Libya and its embassy lose a domain name lawsuit that started well before Gaddafi’s overthrow. A federal district court yesterday handed down a ruling in a very interesting cybersquatting case, and much of the interest lies in who the plaintiff was: Libya. Back in 2006 The Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and the Embassy of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya filed suit against Ahmad Miski for cybersquatting. (After the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi’s government, the plaintiffs names were changed to Libya and Embassy of Libya.) The Libyan embassy was using the domain name LibyanBureau.com at the time, but now uses LibyaUSAEmbassy.com. Defendant Ahmad Miski is an expeditor, similar to the people who help you get your passports quickly. Some of his work was expediting documents with the Embassy of Libya. Miski registered the domains embassyoflibya.org, libyaembassy.com,...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2012/09/07/libya-loses-anticybe...

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