KOL016 | Ron Paul vs. RonPaul.com: Adam Vs. The Man Interview

by Stephan Kinsella on February 13, 2013

in Intellectual Property,Kinsella on Liberty Podcast,Libertarianism

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast: Episode 016.

I appeared last night on Adam vs. the Man (episode 192) to discuss the Ron Paul v. Ronpaul.com dispute. Our segment goes from about 1:30:30 to about 1:54:30, which is excerpted here.

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Cathy February 15, 2013 at 2:04 am

Great interview, Stephan. Thank you for speaking out on this. You are, of course, 100% correct. Ron Paul should either put up the bucks or devise another domain name. Totally hypocritical and very disappointing.

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Vanmind February 16, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Thank you, Stephan (and Adam).

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Vanmind February 17, 2013 at 11:46 am

You know, I just thought of something. See if you can spot an analogy within the following paraphrased dialog:

“Gives it to usssss.”
“Why?”
“Because we wants it. It is precious to ussss.”

Apparently, that’s all the reasoning anyone ever needs.

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Vanmind February 18, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Me again, thread hog. Apparently (according to one of Wendy McElroy’s sources), WIPO rejected Ron Paul’s claim.

I have a question, Stephan. If someone trademarked the term “Ron Paul,” would that in any way give them a claim on the http string “ronpaul.com?” The differences seem obvious to me, but I’d bet that there’s some precedent out there somewhere. Perhaps the WIPO rejection of Ron Paul’s claim sets some kind of quasi-legal bureucratic precedent?

Ignorant and wondering…

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Vanmind February 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Uh, “bureaucratic,” that is. Typing not good me at…

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