OT: Online auctins an institution?

From: Doug Yowza <yowza_at_yowza.com>
Date: Tue Dec 22 19:15:52 1998

On Wed, 23 Dec 1998, Computer Room Internet Cafe wrote:

> I seem to recall that this is the reason the Pentium(c) is called that
> and not a 586. Intel tried to copyright it, (to stop clone chip makers
> calling their cpu's "586's", and were told by the courts (?) that a
> numerical sequence couldn't be copyrighted.

You're thinking of trade marks, which protect brand names from dilution.
That's much more on the minds of ebay's lawyers these days as little
third-party ebay services and internet domains start popping up.

My favorite kind of bottom dweller will register misspellings of popular
domains. Try www.ebya.com, for example. Often, you'll end up at an adult
site like www.amazn.com....

-- Doug
Received on Tue Dec 22 1998 - 19:15:52 GMT

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