Monday, March 16, 2009

Estate goes after the URL

Domain Name Wire reports that the estate of the late Jim Morrison wans the domain name and they are willing to fight. The fight goes the World Intellectual Property Organization (WITPO), which administates various IP treaties, in this case the Rules for Uniform Domain Name Disputes. The name is currently owned by a Rick Sentierei. It is a mash up of Jim Morrison stuff, with side bars on Health Shopping, Family Fun, and Places to go.

Jim Morrison, who died in 1971 of a likely overdose, willed his estate to Pamela Courson, his long-time companion. After her death in 1974 of an overdose, her parents battled Morrison's parents for control of the estate, which was eventally decided in favor of the Coursons.

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