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Wired: Visa wins domain name lawsuit

Paul Boutin reports on Visa winning a lawsuit over the domain name evisa.com.

Electronic Frontier Foundation legal director Cindy Cohn clarified the decision’s relevance in an e-mail: “Apple Computer, no matter how famous it becomes, cannot restrict the use of the word ‘apple’ to refer to the fruit. Yet here, the court has held that the Visa credit card company can restrict the ability of Americans to use the word ‘visa’ to when they offer travel-related information and services.” Cohn said the EFF was considering an appeal next week.

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