"The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Diego has
unanimously ruled against a "cyber-pirate" who registered domain
names containing company names and trademarks, i.e. Panavision
and Panaflex (tm). His asking prices were often above
$10,000. Although the prices are ridiculous, this raises
an important question: do trademark laws apply in
cyberspace? Check it out"
This stuff has been a debate ever since the mainstream latched
on to the internet. I don't have a lot of goodwill towards
the gold diggers that snagged the good names early on, but
I'm afraid that stuff like this is going to make things
like the recent pokey.org mess all the more important.