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Katie vs. Goliath
The story of how Penguin Books is attempting to steal the katie.com domain
. Basically, they published a book about the victim of an internet chatroom paedophile and called it "katie.com" (as "girl.com" was taken by a porn site). Which is all very well, except that katie.com was already owned by someone else (it was the personal domain of a woman named Katie Jones in the UK). Instead of backing down or attempting to resolve this, Penguin are promoting the hell out of their katie.com assets, rendering the actual site unusable as a personal domain, with the hope of pressuring Jones to hand it over; and have even made noises about using the katie.com trademark they own to seize it. Anybody want to start a legal fund for Katie Jones?
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