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Surprise, Activision Wins ModernWarfare3.com Decision

Well, it was funny while it lasted.

Some time ago, a website called "ModernWarfare3.com" led to a Battlefield 3 promotional site, and Activision wasn't amused. Now, the matter has been settled...and the result isn't exactly surprising.

The National Arbitration Forum has ruled in favor of Activision and its bevy of lawyers. It was decided that the three criteria necessary for a domain name transfer (the name is confusing, the holder has no real interest in the name, and the name is "being used in bad faith") have been met and therefore, the panel ordered that the domain be turned over to Activision. For now, "ModernWarfare3.com" is down but when it comes back, you can bet it'll feature the new Call of Duty and there won't be any sign of EA's shooter.

Unfortunately for Florida resident Anthony Abraham, who attempted to prove that the term "modern warfare" was generic enough to exist outside the video game realm, he'll have to try something else to get attention.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Tags: modern warfare 3, mw3, activision, modernwarfare3.com

9/7/2011 8:53:33 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (13 posts)

SolidFantasy
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 9:27:13 PM
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Whatever became of that Resistance 3 billboard that surfaced years before R3 was released. Was it fake? Did Insomniac make it for promotion? The combination of the R3 review and this article made me think of it I guess.

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tes37
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 10:20:20 PM

It was used in a movie that was filmed in Shreveport. I don't know the name of the movie though. I passed by the billboard several times before I realized the game hadn't been announced before or during filming.

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SolidFantasy
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 10:23:30 PM

And there you have it.

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Nlayer
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 11:09:20 PM

The film was "Battle: LA" I believe. Sony Pictures handled the movie, so that's why that ad was in there. =]

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 11:38:50 PM

And the Resistance 3 demo packed in with Battle LA so it was all part of a promotion.

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 9:43:49 PM
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Oh Anthony you silly hater. How's your anus feeling now?

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Underdog15
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 2:35:38 PM

You guys dating?

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556pineapple
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 11:37:04 PM
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Oh well, it was fun while it lasted...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 11:39:34 PM
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I don't like this. If you buy the name you should own it for any and all purposes you choose.

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Underdog15
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 2:36:47 PM

Makes sense to me. Activision should do the honorable thing and pay him an excruciating amount of money to buy the name back.

That's what domain campers do to everyone else that doesn't renew their domain ownership in time...

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___________
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 3:52:12 AM
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hes lucky he has not been slapped with any lawsuits!
allot of laws in place to stop blackmail, i remember just before the ps2 game out some idiot bought playstationtwo URL and then tried to get $ony to pay him for the domain rights.

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TrophyHunter
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 9:47:20 AM
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I see Activision has no sense of humor, was really fun while it lasted

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Helghast
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 9:58:12 AM
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Wow. That's funny, I didn't even hear about this till today. I wish Activision had lost. That would have been hilarious!

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