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Old 19-07-2011, 06:11 PM   #1
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Activision files complaint against...

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Activision has filed a complaint against the owner of the modernwarfare3.com domain, as the site was being used to promote rival shooter Battlefield 3.

Initially, the site directed visitors to the official Battlefield 3 site, but later told visitors that 'Modern Warfare 3 is an [sic] copy and paste experience that looks exactly like Modern Warfare 2,' and that 'Activision should spend more time developing their games instead of using massive advertising campaigns to promote an inferior product.'

The site, which is currently only available as a cached version, then went on to recommend readers that played Battlefield 3 instead.

Citing the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution policy of ICANN, which is responsible for overseeing domain name registrations, Activision claims that it's earned the right to own the domain name, as it contains one of the company's trademarks. Activision also states that the domain owner registered and used the domain name in bad faith.

The modernwarfare3.com domain was registered in 2009 before Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was announced, and there is no evidence to suggest that EA is in any way responsible.

Activision files complaint against domain squatter | bit-tech.net


anything top stop what people really think about the series upsetting the fan boys...?
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Old 19-07-2011, 06:19 PM   #2
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Old 19-07-2011, 07:17 PM   #3
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i think thats fair enough im more of battlefield fan and only really played the modern warfares for the campaign but if i owned a business and someone was using the same name as one of my probucts but then was saying bad things about it id be pretty p****d too but really there is nothing that they can do as its a domian name from 2009 before the reveal of mw3 then theres nothing that they really shud be able to do. even tho its highly unlikely thereis no way someone could say the bf3 is better than mw3 as the games have not been released for all we know mw3 could blow us all out of the water with somthing completely new but as i said highly unlikely
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Old 19-07-2011, 10:29 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by M4RINE365 View Post
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well, they could do something, if they're using a trademark then it could potentially be removed.

and if they can't get it removed then i would imagined they'd buy him out for a few quid.
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Old 20-07-2011, 01:28 PM   #7
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they are pissing their pants already, lol...
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Ah COD vs Battlefield, as pointless as GT vs Forza really and especially more so as you can buy both of these on the same system.

I drift more towards Battfield myself for its vehicle combat, but find CoD has had more 'thump' when in foot battles.

Looking forward to both in any case despite probably having to wait 6 months after release for a decent price lol
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I wonder how many people are trying to register modernwarfare4.com.

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