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+ - WIPO Complaint: Glenn Beck Meets Internet, Loses->

Submitted by CuteSteveJobs
CuteSteveJobs (1343851) writes "Glenn Beck fought the law and the law won. Parody website DidGlennBeckRapeAndMurderAYoungGirlIn1990.com attacked Beck using the same straw man arguments Beck himself is famous for: "We're not accusing Glenn Beck of raping and murdering a young girl in 1990 — in fact, we think he didn't! But we can't help but wonder ... Why won't he deny that he raped and killed a young girl in 1990?" Beck didn't see the humour and tried to have the site shut down. He sued the creator on the grounds the site "violated his name as a trademark." But in a sudden outbreak of common sense, WIPO rejected Beck's complaint finding the site "can be said to be making a political statement," which is a "legitimate non-commercial use" of Beck's name. But after winning the owner voluntarily handed Beck the domain anyway. Still, it's comforting to know that satire — the only weapon politicians and talking heads fear — is still safely in the hands of the public where it belongs. And now that the trademark dispute is settled, will Beck answer the allegations?"
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WIPO Complaint: Glenn Beck Meets Internet, Loses

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