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FC: AOL-TW tries to grab 15-year old girl's Harry Potter fan site
From: Declan McCullagh <declan () well com>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 11:42:09 -0500

[A brief glimpse at the legal papers suggests that AOL-Time Warner seems to want ownership of the domain registration, but at least at this point is willing to let the poor lass continue to publish. --Declan]

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Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 14:55:12 -0500
To: declan () well com
From: "B.K. DeLong" <bkdelong () pobox com>
Subject: WB going after girl's fan site domain to protect trademark
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Hi Declan -

I thought Politech readers might be interested in this:
http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2001_02_18_archive.html#2469583

While it's understandable that WB needs to police their trademark or risk losing it, I think they're going a bit overboard in this case. Personally, I don't think harrypotterguide.co.uk causes any confusion or dilution of the mark - especially when the first think people will try is harrypotter.co.uk. Tsk to them.

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