Noncommercial Parody Sites Face Chilled Speech

The First Amendment will not protect cybersquatters if they operate a website under a domain name that infringes on a plaintiff’s trademark. There is no First Amendment defense to the use of trademarks in domain names except a possible parody defense. However in the use of noncommercial sites that are not gaining financial benefit, there may be a valid argument available to protect First Amendment Speech.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What have been other precedence of parody issues that have involved the use of domain names?


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