September 19, 2005
The Watch Tower Society, used by the Jehovah's Witnesses to promote religious worship, has sued a Canadian website for posting religious works online. The statement of claim argues both copyright infringement (for the materials posted online) as well as trademark infringement (for the use of the domain watchtower.ca). More on Michael Geist's blog, who notes that "there should be no surprise that a claim was not launched under CIRA' s CDRP since this is clearly not a case of cybersquatting. Despite claims that the site is being used to embarrass the religion, the CDRP would likely treat this site as a good faith (no pun intended) use of the domain."
Posted by CM at 4:20 AM