quasi in rem

Monday, January 26, 2004

Does this mean Micheal Stipe can sue quasi in REM

DMNews.com reports that: "Playboy Enterprises and AOL settled their trademark-infringement case over keyword advertising last week, just days after a court ruled the 5-year-old case could proceed. "

Playboy sued Netscape and the now defunct Excite over search engine results that would trigger banner ads for non-Playboy sites when playboy and playmate were search terms.

Because the suit has settled, the precedential value of the case is close to nil eventhough a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said recently the case could continue after a lower court had issued a summary judgment for Netscape, now owned by AOL.

Hopefully the members of R.E.M. are shiny happy people and will not sue the owner of this lonely blog eventhough if you visit this site, coverspoject.com, looking for news on R.E.M. you recieve a constant stream of updates from quasi in rem.

Sorry R.E.M.fans, but sometimes even the best planned technology is not Automatic for the People. Then again maybe a website that is intended on giving R.E.M. fans band updates , but instead delivers conservative news is a sign that it might be the End of the World as We Know It.

I feel fine about that.


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