Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Redskins Forums > Redskins Locker Room


Important site news please read

Redskins Locker Room


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-30-2008, 11:47 PM   #46
Franchise Player
 
FRPLG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Age: 35
Posts: 9,914
Re: Important site news please read

I do agree with some other's comments. The only things I would push back on is the linking to other content. I know of no legal precedent that prohibits anyone from linking to content on another site reardless of its veracity or legality. If youtube chooses to serve copyrighted clips then the NFL's qubble is with them. They certainly have no legal remedies to stop anyone from linking to it. I think taking the high road and complying with everything they request OTHER THAN THAT is the way to go. And I might point it out to them. Of course they can file legal proceedings but they couldn't win. They'd just be harrassing.
FRPLG is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 04-30-2008, 11:56 PM   #47
Living Legend
 
That Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Springfield, VA
Age: 31
Posts: 16,246
Re: Important site news please read

they cant just take your url either. they may be able to sue you so you cant use it, but they can't just demand ownership, and i don't think anyone is going to mistake redskinswarpath.com with The Washington Redskins National Football Team (R). they're different products (football team, web forum) that just aren't that easy to confuse, so in an actual legal fight, it'd be real hard for them to win that.
__________________
Who says shameless self promotion is stupid? oh yeah, that was me... Click For Tunes!
That Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 12:28 AM   #48
Gamebreaker
 
tryfuhl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Waldorf, MD
Age: 30
Posts: 12,514
Re: Important site news please read

Whoa, this sucks. Can we expect a big sweep of ALL fan sites like that? I have some skins related domain names, guess I gotta come up with something else. UGH
tryfuhl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 12:42 AM   #49
Gamebreaker
 
tryfuhl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Waldorf, MD
Age: 30
Posts: 12,514
Re: Important site news please read

Quote:
Originally Posted by cpayne5 View Post
This is crazy.

I don't think the NFL has any right to the redskinswarpath.com domain. It's yours. They may not like you using it "for profit" (I know, profit - funny, right?), but that doesn't mean that they have a legal right to overtake it. It can point to nothing, if they want. I'd recommend that you check on your other domain names and get them re-registered ASAP - protect yourself from the league trying to pull any future funny business.

Did they say that we could still mention players' names? Or do we have to come up with codes? Probably couldn't use jersey numbers; they'd get wise to that.

For what it's worth, I have no doubt that this comes directly from the Redskins organization. The league may be the ones executing the plan, but I have to believe that it began in Ashburn.
Domain seizure is a tricky subject and there really isn't much case law on it. I'd say start off by doing a simple 301 redirect on the domain name and see where it goes from there.
tryfuhl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 12:45 AM   #50
Gamebreaker
 
tryfuhl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Waldorf, MD
Age: 30
Posts: 12,514
Re: Important site news please read

Quote:
Originally Posted by sandtrapjack View Post
Okay what I do not understand is if it is a video on YOU TUBE, then why do you have to ban it on your site.

If the NFL has an issue with that, then their issue is with YOU TUBE and not this site.
A case last year I believe dealt with a blog owner not being responsible for comments posted on his blog, since the offending items were not hosted on his site, only distributed. I'd have to imagine that a message board would get the same ruling, but being taken to court would be shitty.
tryfuhl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 01:21 AM   #51
Registered User
 
chrisl4064's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lake Travis, Texas
Age: 33
Posts: 786
Re: Important site news please read

thewarpath.net is a forbidden site in Israel, F-ing GREAT!
chrisl4064 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 01:32 AM   #52
Uncle Phil
 
SmootSmack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 44,587
Re: Important site news please read

It's not just Israel. Don't worry thewarpath.net will be back up and running soon, providing the same great quality you're used to seeing here every day.
__________________
You're So Vain...You Probably Think This Sig Is About You
SmootSmack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 01:50 AM   #53
Gamebreaker
 
tryfuhl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Waldorf, MD
Age: 30
Posts: 12,514
Re: Important site news please read

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmootSmack View Post
It's not just Israel. Don't worry thewarpath.net will be back up and running soon, providing the same great quality you're used to seeing here every day.
How long ago was the propogation request entered?
tryfuhl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 01:58 AM   #54
Uncle Phil
 
SmootSmack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 44,587
Re: Important site news please read

I don't know. Matty has been handling everything.
__________________
You're So Vain...You Probably Think This Sig Is About You
SmootSmack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 08:14 AM   #55
Franchise Player
 
FRPLG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Age: 35
Posts: 9,914
Re: Important site news please read

It's working for me now so at the latest it'll be world wide by late tonight.
FRPLG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 08:26 AM   #56
Special Teams
 
riggins44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Yorktown, VA
Posts: 148
Re: Important site news please read

I don't understand why the fuss from the NFL? They should be happy that fans care enough about their teams to develop a community such as this.
Usage of Redskin emblems, names, players pics, and so on only intensify the bond between us and the team.

A time will come when the No Fun League will wish they had the fan base
and support teams now enjoy. Over regulation and micro management of
fan message boards...someone needs to get a life.

Thanks to Matty and other mods for a great site.
riggins44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 08:28 AM   #57
‎\m/
 
Mattyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 41
Posts: 80,436
Re: Important site news please read

Quote:
Originally Posted by tryfuhl View Post
How long ago was the propogation request entered?
I haven't done it yet. I just wanted to get the word out now, I'll let everyone know once the change has been put through.
__________________
Support The Warpath! | Warpath Shop
Mattyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 08:36 AM   #58
The Starter
 
sandtrapjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,593
Re: Important site news please read

How sure are you that it actually was the NFL that contacted you about this?
It just sounds so far fetched that the league would actually monitor bulletin boards.

You would think that they would have better things to do than to monitor the literally THOUSANDS of fan bulletin boards on the net.

And unless the site is using the logos, videos and such for PROFIT, I do not see how they can take issue with it. I am just not buying it.

I am a long time member of several fan forums and this is the only one I have encountered where the league took issue. Just does not make sense that they would have the manpower and resources to seek out boards like this and take issue.
sandtrapjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 08:48 AM   #59
JUST LIVIN
 
htownskinfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: houston,tx
Age: 52
Posts: 3,396
Re: Important site news please read

[QUOTE=mlmpetert;446106]I allways did the thewarpath.org and it says "forbidden" for the last couple of days.

yeah,thats what mine said too,i just thought the server was down
__________________
Ho
Lee
Chit
htownskinfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 09:01 AM   #60
Playmaker
 
cpayne5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,807
Re: Important site news please read

Quote:
Originally Posted by FRPLG View Post
It's working for me now so at the latest it'll be world wide by late tonight.
I think it was just a server configuration issue (ie, not DNS), so it should be live for everyone.
__________________
"It's not about what you've done, but what's been done for you."
cpayne5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.32050 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25