Monday, February 11, 2013

Liberty!

Via Boing Boing, Ron Paul does not believe in free speech:
Earlier today, Ron Paul filed an international UDRP complaint against RonPaul.com and RonPaul.org with WIPO, a global governing body that is an agency of the United Nations. The complaint calls on the agency to expropriate the two domain names from his supporters without compensation and hand them over to Ron Paul.

On May 1st, 2008 we launched a grassroots website at RonPaul.com that became one of the most popular resources dedicated exclusively to Ron Paul and his ideas. Like thousands of fellow Ron Paul supporters, we put our lives on hold and invested 5 years of hard work into Ron Paul, RonPaul.com and Ron Paul 2012. Looking back, we are very happy with what we were able to achieve with unlimited enthusiasm and limited financial resources.

Last month, after Ron Paul expressed regret on the Alex Jones show over not owning RonPaul.com (in an interview titled “Ron Paul: The Internet Is Our Last Chance to Awaken America“), dozens of supporters urged us to contact Ron Paul to work out a deal.

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Instead of responding to our offer, making a counter offer, or even accepting our FREE gift of RonPaul.org, Ron Paul went to the United Nations and is trying to use its legal process related to domain name disputes to actively deport us from our domain names without compensation.

Below is a copy of Ron Paul’s complaint and our original offer to Ron Paul. We have 20 days to prepare a response and we are tentatively looking for a lawyer to represent us in this case.

Hopefully it won’t have to come to that!

What in the world is going on?
The only response to this is

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16 comments:

J— said...

To avoid these complications we'd like to offer you an alternative domain name,
RonPaul.org, for your new website at no cost whatsoever.


We'll even throw in the domain ronpaul♡globalgov.omg at no extra cost.

Another Kiwi said...

You missed one HAH. You're welcome

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Libertarians acting like douche-canoes. Shocked, I am!

Substance McGravitas said...

Sadly, you can't make all browsers do the same thing.

mikey said...

Also true of ruminants, it seems...

strawberryshortpants said...

works for me, brilliant!

Smut Clyde said...

Something about "marquee tag is deprecated".

we are tentatively looking for a lawyer to represent us in this case

A cynical mind would read this as "we are hoping for some lawyer to volunteer to work free of charge".

dozens of supporters urged us to contact Ron Paul
A cynical mind would read it as extortion, when you write to someone explaining that you have registered their name but are willing to sell it to them for $STATED_SUM.

Anonymous said...

wait was it boing boing?

Anonymous said...

wasn't the stated sum 250K

Substance McGravitas said...

A cynical mind would read it as extortion

Well flabber my gast, I did not think of libertarians as less than cynical.

Smut Clyde said...

The RonPaul.commers seem to have successfully portrayed themselves as NAIVE IDEALISTS, who have been BETRAYED BY THEIR IDOL. Also they were a grassroots movement working on his behalf all this time.
Even though their activities appear to be limited to trading on RonPaul's notoriety to sell merchandise, while harvesting e-mail addresses. And now they want to sell the personal details of their customers, as part of the package deal.

There's an entire ecology of scammers.
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

There's an entire ecology of scammers.

They prefer "liberty entrepeneurs". FACT: The statist Frenchies don't even have a word for "entrepeneur".

I'm actually shocked that Ron Paul was too dense to pick up that domain name. I really hope the die hard free marketeers and the true cult of personality Paulistas have a huge falling out.

TEA HEE HEE.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'm will to sell "RonPaulIsACompleteDoucheCanoe.org" for a very small fee.
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Smut Clyde said...

I didn't hear a HA HA HA from that man!

wiley said...

What if there were a domain named "cranky pants dot com" and it was all Ron Paul, all the time?

Brando said...

You can rent libertarian douche-canoes at Shit Creek. Paddles are not included.