But given how much the network of sites relies on fair use, you would think that the company he represents, Pet Holdings, would be gentle about suing others on copyright claims. You can see the lawsuit here: Basically, the issue is that Pet Holdings set up a site called Failbooking. While most people see the name as a joke, many students know to their cost the truth of the name. These people just get off by spinning some absurd fantasy that makes them seem better than they really are. Update: Ben Huh chimes in, both in the comments and via email and makes Pet Holding's case thusly: 1 The owner of failbook. We've also contacted the owner of failbook. If anything, it seems like this would have been helpful to Failbooking, as it would give them more traffic.
Filed Under: , , , , , Companies: 12:00 9 19:39 23 15:30 71 13:42 18 12:10 68 10:44 27 10:39 0 09:20 5 06:15 19 03:16 27 20:02 16 14:47 34 12:17 218 10:40 129 10:35 0 09:13 32 06:10 23 02:10 229 19:53 35 14:42 19 12:14 35 10:53 74 10:48 0 09:43 38 06:47 33 03:40 137 19:34 7 15:33 6 13:30 7 12:04 35. Gets its name from the time black hole facebook becomes during the exam season, with its ability to consume any and all time that should be being used for. That site was just launched recently. Type of site Entertainment Available in Headquarters Owner Pet Holdings Incorporated Website Registration Optional Launched 3 December 2009 Current status Online Failbook+ is a comedic website which primarily focuses on of humorous genuine status updates uploaded onto , although the website has acknowledged expansion into other websites, such as , , and others, with messages being sent from users who often have their identities removed. Maybe we can see them work out their differences in real time.
You're absolutely right in that we're a company that relies on the goodwill of our users and fair use. Someone else, who already owned the site Failbook. The filing of the lawsuit prevents the domain transfer and sale from occurring with the registrar in a way a Cease and Desist cannot. Update 2: Here's a pdf showing what Failbook. I guess I'm still not convinced of why the lawsuit makes sense here.
It never ceases to amaze us what people will do for attention on the internet. Similar to , but less well lamebook its content into categories. Unfortunately, at the last minute he had to bail. That Failbook tried to capitalize on the situation and, remember, he owned the domain years before Cheezburger started its site isn't fraud by itself. Unfortunately, for these morons, they had that false reality stripped away from them as reality came crashing down. Failbook is a subdivision of , which is owned by Pet Holdings Incorporated.
We seriously considered letting the matter slide until we realized that the owner of failbook. We have dealt with many domain disputes amicably in the past. It is often regarded as a sister website to , a website which focuses on people failing at tasks that they attempt. The owner even tweeted about how easy it was to get traffic this way. It's just an iframe of the site.
I think it's very clever for him to try to publicly spin his story, but the facts are very revealing. However, this is the most egregious case of fraud we have seen. . Jhn alerts us to the news that Pet Holdings appears to have , over cybersquatting, trademark infringement and copyright infringement. Yes, he's trying to sell the domain name, but all the traffic is still going to Pet Holdings, so I'm not sure what the issue is: Separately, the guys behind both sites are discussing this in the comments, so jump in and see what they have to say. . .
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