Glenn Beck Loses Claim Against Web Site CreatorSubmitted by wgga on Tue, 11/10/2009 - 14:03
Glennn Beck Loses Claim Against Web Site Creator's Glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com
A web site mocking Glenn Beck's integrity has won a claim brought against it by the Fox News commentator accusing the site of violating trademark rights, according to THREsq.com.
The site www.GlennBeckRapedAndMurderedaYoungGirlin1990.com was based on a article posted on Fark.com (TechDirt posted a link to the comment). The parody site's founder, Isaac Eiland-Hall, created the site on the premise that Glennn Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990, because after all, Beck never denied taking part in a non-existent attack (a clear dig on Beck's sometimes illogical rants and conspiracy theories).
In early September, Beck's interests filed a claim against Eiland-Hall claiming that the site was registered in bad faith and violated trademark rules. The World Intellectual Property Organization ruled Oct. 29 in Eiland-Hall's favor. Beck used his clout and money in fighting the WIPO panel, Eiland-Hall wrote Beck and gave him control of the web site. Glennn Beck has ordered the site taken down.