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2004.01.14 17:14 "[Tiff] http://www.libtiff.org/", by Bob Friesenhahn
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2004.01.14 18:45 "Re: [Tiff] http://www.libtiff.org/", by Frank Warmerdam
2004.01.14 19:11 "Re: [Tiff] http://www.libtiff.org/", by David Burken
2004.01.14 19:22 "Re: [Tiff] http://www.libtiff.org/", by Bob Friesenhahn
2004.01.14 21:04 "Re: [Tiff] http://www.libtiff.org/", by Andrey Kiselev
2004.01.14 23:57 "Re: [Tiff] http://www.libtiff.org/", by Chris Cox
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2004.01.14 19:22 "Re: [Tiff] http://www.libtiff.org/", by Bob Friesenhahn

Although it seems that http://www.libtiff.org/ has been ressurected,

I think it's not ressurected but hijacked. Is that at all possible? Frank, if you need us to all send complaints to some provider, just say so, I'm sure we're all very willing to cooperate.

Its hijacked. I like the fact that they are asking for paypal contributions for the "service" of hosting a hijacked domain. I'm not sure how to regain control, but Andrey is trying to make contacts. Any DNS gurus with suggestions might want to contact Andrey.

I suggest trademarking "libtiff" (may be as simple as adding (TM) beside libtiff on the web site, and a trademark statement) and then filing a complaint that the site is a violation of trademark or copyright. That is the most effective and fastest way to get a domain pulled. It seems that the validity of claims is not terribly important since the approach used is to "shoot first and ask questions later".

Naturally the organization that has trademarked "libtiff" needs a name. Probably an organization name of "LibTIFF Software" would be most effective since that has been on the web site for a long time. Support from Sam Leffler would help since he can establish first use of "libtiff" as being in 1988.

Bob
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Bob Friesenhahn
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