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  1. #1
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    January 17th, 2005
    Check out this court ruling on WhenU:

    Paul Diemer, President
    Bit Wise Publishing, LLC

  2. #2
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    January 17th, 2005
    wow.. That ruling really surprised me.

    An excerpt from the article:

    Lee said the ads don't violate the law because WhenU's software didn't copy or use U-Haul's trademark or copyright material, and because computer users themselves had chosen to download the pop-up software.

    "While at first blush this detour in the user's Web search seems like a siphon-off of a business opportunity, the fact is that the computer user consented to this detour when the user downloaded WhenU's computer software from the Internet," Lee said.

    If they don't appeal tis case there may be nothing standing in GAtor's way. I am not certain, what would prevent them from going even further.. When someone types in why doesn't Whenu just put up the competition's site and not even bother with the U-haul site. Afterall the user has consented to use the program.

    I guess at some point users will revolt. But that will take awhile.

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