52 users online (0 members and 52 guests)  


  Results 1 to 5 of 5

Related

  1. Gator    Forum: Webmaster Ethics
    Replies: 14
  2. Gator and Adaware (et al)    Forum: Webmaster Ethics
    Replies: 37
  3. BulkRegister Gets Injunction Against VeriSign    Forum: Webmaster Ethics
    Replies: 7
  1. #1
    HTML's Avatar
    Administrator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Posts
    3,445

    Follow HTML On Twitter Add HTML on Facebook Add HTML on Google+ Add HTML on Linkedin Visit HTML's Youtube Channel

    Talking Injunction granted in lawsuit against Gator

    In what may well be the biggest blow yet to scum / theftware industry, an injuntion has been granted in the pending lawsuit against Gator. You may remember on June 27 when news broke that a lawsuit was brought in Alexandria, Va. The Washington Post, The New York Times, Dow Jones and seven other publishers alleged that Gator's ads violate their copyrights and steal revenue. This is the same argument that I have had with Gator as well as ezula/toptext. In addition to monetary damages the suit asked for a permanant restraining order against Gator. Those bringing the suit also asked for a temporary restraining order until the case is resolved, this is what was today granted.

    The future does not appear to be bright for Gator or those that have stooped to actually advertising through Gator. June 11, a court granted WeightWatchers a permanant restraining order against DietWatch so DietWatch could no longer use Gator to steal the customers of WeightWatchers. WeightWatchers was also granted $25000 in damages.

    I have a feeling both of these suits will now open the floodgates. Many more lawsuits will follow, some that will include you and me as plantiffs when the class actions hit.

    Wonder if they will stop the auto-downloads now? Certainly they can no longer afford to pay these panzy webmasters that force this upon us.

    Dave

  2. #2
    Zaire's Avatar
    Senior Member

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Hamburg, NY
    Posts
    312
    there is nothing more upsetting to me than finding 'ads' installed onto my computer without my consent.

  3. #3
    ben rowe's Avatar
    New User

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    7
    Screw em into the ground! There is nothing I hate more then pop-up ads, it makes a site look so crap, and un-professional. Serves gator right, stooping that low to make money, off someone elses work, and shame to the people who advertised via them, thats a really low move.

    Their are millions of other ways to promote a business without resorting to something that low.

    Just my 2c

  4. #4
    4free's Avatar
    New User

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1
    That was more than a year ago, and Gator still seems to be thriving. What is the latest on this?

  5. #5
    HTML's Avatar
    Administrator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Posts
    3,445

    Follow HTML On Twitter Add HTML on Facebook Add HTML on Google+ Add HTML on Linkedin Visit HTML's Youtube Channel
    Unfortunately Gator was victorius in this case. If one was to look at what is going on with the government and internet related issues, especially i the realm of theftware and trademark issues, it is painfully obvious that there is a lack of understanding.

    Hopefully, as time goes by and more folks are educated, we will start to see a change in the judicial mindsets.

    Dave



Tags for this Thread