Podcaster Loses "Cybersquat" Of Simpsons Movie Site
An arbitrator for the United Nations' patent agency, WIPO, ruled that New York-based Keith Malley must cede control of the "thesimpsonsmovie.com" site to Twentieth Century Fox, the News Corp. <NWS.N> unit which owns the Simpsons trademark.
In the Simpsons case, WIPO said, Malley at first used the
"movie" site to link to another "that featured off-color and in
some cases sexually-explicit depictions" involving characters
from the television series.
A lawyer for Malley had indicated the comedian would be
prepared to sell the site to Twentieth Century Fox for $50,000,
WIPO said. The offer was refused by the film company.