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Microsoft Corp. said it has filed three lawsuits against "cybersquatters," in an effort to fight back against a surge of online trademark infringement by people seeking profit from pay-per-click advertising.
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The use of "John Doe" suits is interesting because it puts the domain whois privacy services under the microscope.
"The company also filed a separate "John Doe" lawsuit with a Seattle federal court, and will soon issue 217 subpoenas to unidentified people who have registered domains that reportedly infringe on its intellectual property."
217 more cases coming. :) I'm all in favour of what Microsoft is doing, as it will clean up the industry.