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Google doesn't like Polish Poets

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

Friday, February 16, 2007
13 years ago2,602 views
Thos anti-Polish bastards!

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Two more facts from the original article:

1. Owners of the wanted to sell the domain on Polish equivalent of (, 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 "" trade mark in Polish Patent and Trademark Office. Info Media doesn't have anything to do with Google or owners.

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

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Here is the oroginal article in Polish: ...

Btw. Google wants for free!

toml [PersonRank 6]

13 years ago #

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

Google trying to get control of

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

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

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.”


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