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    From http://icann.blog.us/2003/05/06.html#a1338

    "I've only seen the two-line blurb in my daily Los Angeles new case filings report, but this ought to be a really fascinating piece of litigation: New.net Inc. v. Lavasoft and Nicolas Stark Computing AB. The summary of the case in my report reads: "Complaint for false advertising, trade libel. Defendant falsely targets plaintiff as a 'Data Miner,' and prompts the computer user to remove the New.net's client software." "

    Interestingly, not a word about this appears on new.net's website - must be hoping it stays off the radar as long as possible.

    Interesting to see how they get on, considering Lavasoft is in Germany.

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    Point of information ...

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    New.net, headquartered in Pasadena, California, the company was started in May 2000 by [B]idealab!.


    http://www.idealab.com/companies/alpha.tp + CJ position about parasiteware = HMMMMMM

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    This should be very interesting to follow through with to see how events unfold.

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    But another thing to consider is this:

    Lavasoft's program also calls CJ's and other networks' cookies "data miners" and prompts users to remove them!

    The next lawsuit by a company with Idealab investment, may be one by CJ to force Lavasoft's AdAware to stop calling our cookies data miners and prompting for their removal!

    Idealab has a stake in seeing that those cookies stay set...(convincing them that it matters who did the setting is another matter but Lavasoft deleting them altogether isn't what I call a viable alternative!)

    So while I'm not too thrilled that they sued through New.net, the basic idea of reigning in AdAware is something that may not be so bad.

    ~Revenue is King

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    Good point Leader, but with all the slack and malarkey CJ has been getting I find absolutely absurd that CJ didn't sue or take action against real violators like Kazaa and others with the host files. Yes obtusely CJ via New.net maybe taking a stance on the cookie issue but ... how is this going to affect anything relative?

    DataMiner or cookie, same difference ... just richer lawyers!

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    Haiko ... Exactly!

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    Be real exciting to watch in a TV courtroom the sleezebag attornies and Ad-wank whores calling each other names......ROLMAO The Jerry Springer show would be jealeous.

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    But..the simple fact[opinion] is that affiliate tracking cookies are data miners, and, there is nothing illegal about a hosts file blocking whatever you want... and for the umpteeth time its not kazaa its kazaa lite that has the ad blocking host file...

    As biased as I am being in affiliate marketing, and having a vested interest in seeing that 1) the cookies arent removed prematurely, and 2) the tracking servers are not blocked, I have to face reality here....

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    What Haiko said - exactly!!!

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