Registrar Cannot Be Held Liable For Infringement For Mere Registration Of A Domain Name

This case was pioneering in that it stated that domain name registrars cannot be held liable for registration of a domain name, without more, did not constitute trademark infringement. The court announced that NSI had no affirmative duty to police the Internet for possible infringing uses of domain names

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the NSI?
What is contributory infringement?
Who were the parties and the facts underlying the case?
What did lower court determine?
What did the appellate court determine?


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