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  1. 1. Cybersquatting<br />Bobby Bossert<br />
  2. 2. What is Cybersquatting?<br />Cybersquatting is the use of a domain name to make a profit off a trademark belonging to someone else.<br />
  3. 3. Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act<br />To help solve the problem of cybersquatting, the government created the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act in 1999.<br />This act allows a trademark owner to bring a cause of action against a domain name registrant <br />
  4. 4. Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act<br />This law was created because the old law would allow cybersquatters to sell domain names and not get in trouble.<br />The courts realize that cybersquatters could violate the law without the type of tarnishing that the law required.<br />
  5. 5. Panavision v. Toeppen<br />The best example of how the old law was weak is Panavision v. Toeppen. Where Toeppen bought the domain, and offer to sell it to them for $13,000. The courts ruled that under the old law that Toeppen did not violate anything<br />
  6. 6. How Communication Professionals Can Follow The Law <br />Do not tarnish the name of another company on the internet.<br />Do not make websites tarnishing other companies, such as<br />Do not buy domain names of other companies, and try to sell the domain name.<br />
  7. 7. Video About Cybersquatting <br /><br />
  8. 8. Credits<br /><br /><br />The Practice of Public Relations 11th Edition by Fraser P. Seitel<br />