• http://www.seo-theory.com/ Michael Martinez

    “The court has no jurisdiction or authority to order de-indexing of these allegedly offending sites”

    On what do you base that bizarre statement? Where has this issue been decided?

    “The problem is not piracy, which everyone agrees is bad, but the potential authority granted private litigants and the courts on their behalf to seize domains, chill speech and shut down businesses, with limited due process.”

    No it’s not. It’s hysteria that has been fed by nonsense published across the Web as Google and other companies that don’t want to be held financially responsible for the millions of dollars they make off of pirated goods, illegal download sites, stolen copyrighted works, and other IPR-protected value have mounted a huge misleading propaganda campaign to get as many technical people on their side as possible.

    The only chill on speech so far has been this propaganda campaign, which has suppressed the facts and led people to believe that innovation (which is mostly driven by inconvenience) wold somehow be threatened if SOPA were passed.

    Very few of the people who ranted and raved over the Nevada court decision took the time to read the document and even you have ignored the facts that were presented in it — that the domain names in question make it pretty clear that these sites are NOT authorized distributors of legitimate goods.

    Why don’t you get up on your soapbox and make a convincing argument that a domain name like FakeGucciProducts.* would somehow benefit the manufacturer and trademark owners. I’m sure many consumers would want to be reassured that they could, in fact, buy REAL Gucci products from such a domain simply because you say so.

    It’s time for you and others to hop OFF the propaganda bandwagon and stop posting outrageous nonsense that bears little resemblance to reality.

  • http://davezan.com Dave Zan

    “On what do you base that bizarre statement? Where has this issue been decided?”

    If you read the article carefully, it said Nevada court. As to how that Nevada court’s decision can apply to, say, Facebook and Google since they’re both based in California, you tell me.