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This Domain Name Seized from Crystal Cox

A number of domain names, formerly registered by the well-known cyber-extortionist, Crystal Cox, now forward to this post.

On Nov. 30., the World Intellectual Property Organization awarded six of them to me in Randazza v. Cox, WIPO Case No. D2012-1525. (Cox’s commentary on the case is here)

On Dec. 14, the United States District Court in Las Vegas issued a TRO seizing the rest. See Randazza v. Cox, 2:12-cv-02040 (D. Nev. Dec. 14, 2012)

I prefer not to comment much on the cases themselves, as there has been plenty of that from third party media sources. However, I have put up this post so that any of the seized domain names can point to this post. If you represent any of Cox’s other victims, feel free to email me and I’ll be pleased to share my pleadings in these cases.

Here are some selected press accounts of the story:

Forbes: Hill, Kashmir, “Ugly New Reputation-Smearing Tactic: Going After a Toddler’s Internet Footprint”, April 2, 2012.

New York Times: Carr, David, “When Truth Survives Free Speech” New York Times, Dec. 11, 2011.

Philly Law Blog: Rushie, Jordan, “The Evolution of Crystal Cox: Anatomy of a Scammer” Philly Law Blog, April 3, 2012.

Forbes: Coursey, David. “Are Bloggers Really Journalists? Not If They Ask for Money”, March 29, 2012.

Forbes: Hill, Kashmir. “Why An Investment Firm Was Awarded $2.5 Million After Being Defamed By Blogger”, Dec. 7, 2011.

PopeHat: White, Ken. “Crystal Cox: Not a Free Speech Advocate” Popehat, April 4, 2012.

National Public Radio: Garfield, Bob. “Combating ‘Bad’ Speech with More Speech” NPR, On the Media Episode on April 6, 2012.

Photography is Not a Crime: Miller, Carlos. “Blogger Must Act Like Journalist To Be Treated Like One” Pixiq, December 9, 2011.

I expect even more loony tunes to follow.

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