February 16, 2000 02:42pm
U.S. Teen Magazine Ousts Porn Cybersquatters
(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- A magazine for American teenagers has won a lawsuit evicting pornographic cybersquatters from a Web site used by young girls.
Invoking new federal anti-cybersquatting laws, a U.S. District Court in Camden, N.J., issued an injunction against the operators of a pornographic Web site that put bare breasts and erotica on the teenmagazine.com Internet address (http://www.teenmagazine.com).
Teen Magazine, whose editorial headquarters are in Los Angeles and which publishes in Camden, sued last month to protect its reputation and its more than two million readers after receiving complaints from some of them.
``We're relieved that this problem has been solved and that Teen Magazine's readers will have no more problems accessing our Web site,'' said editor Tommi Lewis Wednesday. The injunction was issued last week.
The magazine's lawyer, David Jacobs, said the ruling was one of the first applications of the anti-cybersquatting law which came into effect last November in a bid to curb the unauthorized use of brand names and trade marks in Web site addresses.
The operators of the pornographic Web site could not be reached for comment.