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Fox News: Ron Paul Has No Legal Right to RonPaul.com

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ron paul was inside the "matrix" just now

and then all of a sudden he's outside again

whatever suits your argument eh

i swear you're on some kind of disorder

The girl in the pink shirt is lying.

I can see it in her body language and eyes. Or as a previous poster noticed, she is making it up, but she knows she is making it up.

Damn, no wonder I was a compulsive liar. I watched too much TV.

hey guys stumping for this

donate 250k to ron paul or shut the fuck up

that money is coming from C4L, meaning my money is in it, and as far as i'm concerned, i don't want to pay a dime for it

i sometimes wish some of you would just leave, to make space for neocon or socialist or what the fuck ever, still better than you

i gave a mere 30 bucks to dailypaul, how many of you didn't even donate? 100k visitors daily yet it took a huge donor with 5k to fill up the gap, it's that desperate, yet every one of you talk with equal loudness, some even talk like ron paul scammed it all

ridiculous

Clearly the blonde is...

... Making up answers and stating them as factual

This Happened With David Gilmour

He fought and won but lost a lot of fan base for it. Including me. I don't like his new site and most of the fan based sites are gone because of this. Was it worth it?

skippy

I'm really puzzled

Everything happens for a reason... what is motivating Ron Paul? I wonder if he just turned things over to "trusted advisers" like he has a history of doing.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

What I would do...

If I were RP, I would appeal to the legal body responsible for adjudicating the dispute. After I win I would assume ownership of the domain name(s) in question.

Then, I would simply grant a license to the former "owners" of the domain name to continue using the domain for say $1 and an agreement to post any content RP wishes to post on the site.

Why not negotiate directly with the owners?

Is it hurt feelings? Did he expect to be given it, and over-react? Is he being "handled" by folks who want to make a buck off his name? Does he really have that much animosity toward the grassroots?

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

If I was the owner

of RonPaul.com I'd be honored to give Ron the domain for free.

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

and so would I

but this is a "free market" (cough) world and very few have our kind of integrity or honor.

Me too

He said on AJ that he was just gonna use something else. I'm confused why this is happening.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
-Thomas Paine

ronpaulshomepage.com This is

ronpaulshomepage.com

This is what's on it:

Ron Pauls Home Page
The story of a little man who fools many and continues to do so.

Wow, it really does.

=(

The Domain

belongs to the person that captured it. PERIOD.

He didn't want to re-run in 2008 or 2012, we forced him into it and the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ rolled in.

If it was such a great thing, he should have registered it back in '92 when Al Gore invented the internet.

Hey MICHAEL, Ron might sue you for "DAILYPAUL". Give it up!

I doubt anyone can FORCE Ron Paul to do anything

The guy's been profiting off of Ron Paul's name and now wants a quarter of a million? Vulture capitalism at its best.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

So, the Dailypaul.com doesn't

So, the Dailypaul.com doesn't profit form Ron Paul's name? I realize it's not a huge profit but it is certainly about Ron Paul and it has his name in it. I am not belittling Michael's intentions at all but the same thing applies here. If he gets the name he gets it. That's fine. It's just my opinion if he cared about it so much he should have gotten it long ago. Trademarking a personal name is bullshit. Lots of people are named the same. So, you think it would be right to Trademark "John Smith" and sue anyone who has any derivative of John Smith? Johnsmith.com, .org, .net, etc???? It's just ridiculous.

not just the name, the

not just the name, the persona and public image attached with the name. as far as i know, there is only 1 politician named ron paul.

And if there were two? It

And if there were two? It doesn't change anything. Juts because your name isn't as common as another doesn't mean you should be able to trademark it.

that's not the point i was

that's not the point i was trying to make. persona and public image of "congressman ron paul" is what the website is making money off of.

it does if you make it independent

not plaster his face all over the place, base all merchandise and advertising models solely on him then ask 250k from ME, the donor of that pool of money amounting to $1500 now from me ALONE 1/6 of my college saving in 08 don't mean to brag, just so he can stop with his deadbeat stunt, all the while claiming to be a "supporter" yes that money is coming from C4L not ron paul's grand children's college tuition you genius

he can certainly demand some advertising or merchandise be taken off dp, but he won't, because this site was run from the ground up, not some retard jacking it up for couple hours over the course of a few months then demands 250k. the site might be worth more than 250k, but that's not because of his management

donation $$$ started rolling in like paul scammed it in 12? i don't know what the hell you were doing, but ya, money was rolling in because of people like me. now you get to tell me where the rest of my money saved at C4L should go in the sums of 250k to this deadbeat of the same caliber as you? whether ron paul wanted to run or not, he ran, i donated, i have a say about my money, so fuck off, none of your business

hahahaaaaaa

yeah buddy!

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I believe you are

OUGHTA HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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would be bad to go with a score of -10 wouldn't it

funny thing is the people against whom i was banned for attacking, i generally receive a higher gross count from other readers, meaning i was banned while holding a more agreeable opinion than you fringe freaks

guess what, i still have 10 times your donation count to the movement as a whole, including various past grassroots actions such as the ron paul blimp and even some youtube liberty promoters, so it wasn't all to the main campaign. my main point: i'm a fuck lot more useful than you are, or that jordan, obama lover probably

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Please educate me on what just happened here?

Are you a moderator, and you banished this poster? Just curious why I had to unroll these series of posts, and this one ending it seems to have a fairly victorious tone.

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I have no clue

Today is Monday, and was simply having a good time and this guy starts ranting like he did.. I thought it was a pretty good rant myself, what was even funnier is it got him BOOOTED!

not sure what all the fuss is about but

The good doctor is welcome to my domain:

Ronjeremy.com

Michael Nystrom's picture

Tech Dirt has an informative article on this

Here The title is obviously meant to inflame, but it is a good article. They're a good source.

I also heard back from my lawyer. This is not an open and shut case, especially considering he waited six years to make the claim.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Maybe

Domain names are private property.
According to the complaint posted on ronpaul.com his name is trademarked.
Ronpaul.com is making money selling merchandise with Ron Paul's trademarked name.
He probably can sue to have ronpaul.com take off any merchandise with his name on it, but I doubt he will win the domain name.

I think that's how it's gonna come down.

The trademark case is pretty solid in US court.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Trademarking a personal name

Trademarking a personal name is ridiculous. That's just my opinion. Trademark standards are far too loose.