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A Precedent For Wynncore

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 15th April 2010 4:41pm
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By now, most of you are aware of that little argey bargey we had with Wynn Resorts' lawyer goons over the Wynncore.com domain name last year, if not, here's a general overview. What some of you might now know is that this isn't the first time that lawyer goons for a Wynn operated company have gone after an internet satirist. The good news in our case is that once they figured out that VT was behind the Wynncore thing, they dropped it... (kiss kiss Wynncore lawyer/PR goonsquad.)

In May of 2000, Mirage Resorts lawyers Quirk Tratos sent a Cease and Desist order to San Francisco based art collective Together We Can Defeat Capitalism, alleging that their usage of the BellagioArtGallery.com domain for satirical reasons violated their trademarks and infringed on their intellectual property. The BellagioArtGallery.com website had been live for barely two months before Mirage Resorts sent them the C&D order. Unlike us, TWCDC folded under the pressure of a piece of paper and removed the BellagioArtGallery.com website on May 22, 2000.

Fortunately for us freedom fighters, TWCDC has documented the full fascinating story of BellagioArtGallery.com on their website, and archived the gallery here. The domain name wasn't renewed and is now owned by an online casino.

Be sure to check out some of the photos of vintage Bellagio rooms and interiors in Bellagio - The Ultimate Orgasm.


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