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Can Pictures Of Cute Animals Calm Legal Threats?

Posted by Tom Foremski - January 30, 2013

Persian cat kitten

Here's a hilarious exchange between David Galbraith and the legal eagles representing Lockheed Martin, threatening him over the ownership of a domain name:

I registered designskunkworks.com, thinking it would be a good name for an Internet product company, not realizing that Skunkworks was a real, trademarked facility run by Lockheed Martin or that you can now threaten to sue people just for registering a domain name.

He received a legal letter demanding he relinquish the domain name. Dave offered a solution:

If you send me a link to a picture of a really cute puppy, I’ll transfer the domain to you.

Read the rest here: David Galbraith’s Blog » Skunk Puppying: dealing with legal threats with cute animals.

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