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Google doesn't like Polish Poets

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

Friday, February 16, 2007
12 years ago2,404 views

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Thos anti-Polish bastards!

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Two more facts from the original article:

1. Owners of the gmail.pl wanted to sell the domain on Polish equivalent of eBay.com (allegro.pl), but than removed the auction. It's not clear from the article, but I suppose that was the thing that picked up Google's attention. Owners' wish to sell the domain on auction may also support an allegation that this is just a cybersquatting.

2. A company called Info Media applied for "gmail.pl" trade mark in Polish Patent and Trademark Office. Info Media doesn't have anything to do with Google or gmail.pl owners.

3. German businessman Daniel Giersch, who owns gmail.de domain, applied for "gmail" European trade mark (valid also in Poland), but lost the battle.

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Here is the oroginal article in Polish:
gospodarka.gazeta.pl/gospodark ...

Btw. Google wants gmail.pl for free!

toml [PersonRank 6]

12 years ago #

[Moved from "Google trying to get control of gmail.pl" – Tony]

Google trying to get control of gmail.pl

Search engine giant Google has initiated legal actions against a group of Polish poets who runs a website named Gmail.pl.

Google is demanding that the domain name should be handed back to them.

The poet’s group runs this site GMAiL for their “Grupa Mlodych Artystow i Literatow”. This translates to Group of Young Artists and Writers.

Izabela Krawczyk of GMAiL said in a statement that Google had turned to the country’s IT and telecommunications tribunal to try to stop them using the Web site address www.gmail.pl.

Google in their response are saying that they have the right to the domain name as they run a webmail service with this name.

Krawczyk added: “We didn’t buy this name just to sell it to Google. As a matter of pride, we’re refusing to give it up. We bought the name legally, with our own money. Nobody gave it to us for free. We refuse to be deprived of what we consider is our property.”

Krawczyk further said: “Their lawyer told me that his client had no intention of paying for something which belonged to him.”

SOURCE: news.techwhack.com/5281/gmail. ...

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