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10:29 pm on Aug 16, 2015 (gmt 0)

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If I was to create a social network similar to Facebook that was much faster and offers other services that attract users and I bought a domain that is similar to Facebook.com, for example facebbok.com of fasebook.com. Would I be in trouble for copyright?
10:37 pm on Aug 16, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I mean facebbok.com or fasebook.com
2:01 am on Aug 17, 2015 (gmt 0)

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This is not copyright but trademark.

Fortunately the question is entirely academic.
11:31 am on Aug 17, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Even if it is legal, can you afford the legal battle that will ensue?
12:47 pm on Aug 17, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Assuming that you have a fortune to spend on lawyers the result will vary by jurisdiction and ICANN may decide against you even if your local courts say that it is OK.
8:26 pm on Aug 17, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Incidentally, I looked it up. One of the two selected typo domains already belongs to facebook. You don't get to rule the social-media universe by being dim.
10:15 pm on Aug 17, 2015 (gmt 0)

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You don't get to rule the social-media universe by being dim.


That is more to do with spending venture capital (other people's money) than acumen.
4:09 pm on Aug 18, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Bad idea.
 

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