TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Actor Morgan Freeman Wins Cybersquatting Case

Re: Actor Morgan Freeman Wins Cybersquatting Case

Fred Atkinson (
Tue, 10 May 2005 20:56:44 -0400

> GENEVA (Reuters) - American actor Morgan Freeman, winner of this
> year's best supporting actor Oscar for his performance in "Million
> Dollar Baby," won a cybersquatting case in a ruling by an
> international arbitrator Tuesday.

> Freeman was found to have common law rights to the contested Internet
> domain name (, which had been registered by a Saint
> Kitts and Nevis-based web site operator.

If this is true, then why isn't the domain registered to anyone right
now? I would think it should be registered to Morgan Freeman at this

I imagine that this would set a precedent to protect actors (and other
artists) name(s) on the Internet, rather than each having to file a
case each time.

He is a pretty good actor, by the way. I really enjoyed his
peformance in 'The Shawshank Redemption'.


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