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Ron Paul Files International Copyright Complaint Against His Own Fans (Crazy Old Coot Alert!)
BuzzFeed Politics ^ | 2-9-2013 | Rosie Gray

Posted on 02/09/2013 5:38:42 PM PST by smoothsailing

February 9, 2013

Ron Paul Files International Copyright Complaint Against His Own Fans

Rosie Gray

Ron Paul has filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization against the proprietors of RonPaul.com and RonPaul.org, according to a blog post on their site on Friday.

The authors of RonPaul.com see the move as the ultimate betrayal from a politician who, more than many others, depended on an astounding level of grassroots support on the Internet in order to keep his longshot presidential campaigns running.

"Last month, after Ron Paul expressed regret on the Alex Jones show over not owning RonPaul.com (in an interview titled "Ron Paul: The Internet Is Our Last Chance to Awaken America"), dozens of supporters urged us to contact Ron Paul to work out a deal," the owners of RonPaul.com write.

They say they offered Paul the use of RonPaul.org as a "free gift" but wanted to keep RonPaul.com. Their price, should Paul really want RonPaul.com, was $250,000.

"Claims that we tried to sell Ron Paul "his name" for $250k or even $800k are completely untrue, and there is little doubt that our mailing list would have enabled Ron Paul to raise several million dollars for the liberty movement this year. It would have been a win/win/win situation for everyone involved," they write.

Even more shocking to the proprietors is that Paul's complaint was lodged with a U.N. agency, an organization that garners mistrust among libertarians....

(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ronpaul

"They seek my power, my life essence. I must not let them take my precious bodily fluids"

1 posted on 02/09/2013 5:38:58 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Old coot indeed. High time he dragged himself off to the elephants' graveyard.
2 posted on 02/09/2013 5:45:18 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: smoothsailing

How’s that third party thing workin out for ya.

With the UN no less


3 posted on 02/09/2013 5:47:48 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: smoothsailing

Obviously this means the UN stealing websites is somewhere in the Constitution and us peons just don’t know it as well as Dr. Paul.

He was, after all, a combat OBGYN who helped write the Constitution while taking morning constitutionals.


4 posted on 02/09/2013 5:52:50 PM PST by mnehring
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To: smoothsailing

Poor Ron. Though I disagree with him on a lot of things, I do think he got an unfair hearing, but this is just hypocrisy. Going to the UN? No single organization since the Democrat Party has done more to undermine the constitution.


5 posted on 02/09/2013 6:07:27 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: hinckley buzzard

After that outrageous comment Ron Paul made the other day about murdered former SEAL Chris Kyle....”He who lives by the sword dies by the sword”....Ron Paul can go pound sand.


6 posted on 02/09/2013 6:12:58 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Ron Paul has gone over the edge. He has totally disgraced himself.


7 posted on 02/09/2013 6:21:56 PM PST by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: smoothsailing

Funny, I thought copyright law was opposed by most Libertarians.

Hypocrite much, RP?


8 posted on 02/09/2013 6:26:39 PM PST by Don W (There is no gun problem, there is a lack of humanity problem!)
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To: All

the Branch Paulinians are hardest hit..


9 posted on 02/09/2013 6:28:34 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks smoothsailing.
Cannot manage a newsletter, cannot manage a country Ron Paul has filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization against the proprietors of RonPaul.com and RonPaul.org... the owners of RonPaul.com... say they offered Paul the use of RonPaul.org as a "free gift" but wanted to keep RonPaul.com. Their price, should Paul really want RonPaul.com, was $250,000. "Claims that we tried to sell Ron Paul "his name" for $250k or even $800k are completely untrue, and there is little doubt that our mailing list would have enabled Ron Paul to raise several million dollars... It would have been a win/win/win situation for everyone involved," they write. Even more shocking to the proprietors is that Paul's complaint was lodged with a U.N. agency, an organization that garners mistrust among libertarians...

10 posted on 02/09/2013 6:29:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: smoothsailing

I don’t blame him at all for wanting control of his name.


11 posted on 02/09/2013 6:37:12 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: smoothsailing

self serving whack job....


12 posted on 02/09/2013 6:50:44 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Freepers, your Contributions make every difference!
Please keep ‘em coming! Thank you all very much!

13 posted on 02/09/2013 7:01:39 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Lots of people have the same name.

The fact that he went to the UN shows he’s a complete fraud.


14 posted on 02/09/2013 7:08:24 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

I don’t know if he trademarked the name, which would give him legal standing... Maybe this will be reported on at some point.

I also do not know why he chose to go to the UN... Maybe this will be reported on at some point.

Neither bothers me.


15 posted on 02/09/2013 7:20:18 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
I don’t blame him at all for wanting control of his name.

Who knows, next maybe he'll round up all the other Ron Pauls in the world and file a class action law suit. :)

16 posted on 02/09/2013 7:21:17 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: driftdiver

I just skimmed through the filed complaint. He does own the Ron Paul trademark.


17 posted on 02/09/2013 7:26:54 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Probably unenforceable since they’ve owned the domain since “Record created on: 2000-11-22 18:05:56 UTC”

Since Ron Paul hasn’t enforced his trademark since 2000 he really has no case to do so now.


18 posted on 02/09/2013 7:39:59 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: smoothsailing
Paultards need a prescription of Unpretentiousil...
19 posted on 02/09/2013 7:44:30 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: driftdiver

I don’t know the law, but of course when does the UN care about law? Since he has historically been opposed to Israel and they are too, he may be successful...


20 posted on 02/09/2013 7:45:28 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: SunkenCiv

21 posted on 02/09/2013 7:50:21 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

He’s a craze you’d endorse, he’s a powerful force
You’re obliged to conform when there’s no other course
He used to look good to you, but now you find him

Simply unpretentiousil...

He’s so fine, there’s no telling where the money went...

Simply unpretentiousil...

(With apologies to Robert Palmer- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrGw_cOgwa8 )


22 posted on 02/09/2013 8:08:16 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
I don’t know if he trademarked the name, which would give him legal standing...

? He isn't the only person in the world named Ron Paul. He can't trademark it. Also, as a public figure, he doesn't have legal standing in this. Imagine if Obama tried to take down every site that had his name in it. We would be screaming censorship (especially if the sites were critical).

23 posted on 02/09/2013 8:18:04 PM PST by mnehring
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To: driftdiver

If you have been paying attention to the theft of AMERICAN intellectual property by the internationalists in order to establish global government you would remember what happened in 1998. It was the year Bill Clinton signed over the AMERICAN organization ICANN to the globalists, so the UNITED STATES would not be the originating country for internet domain name control. It was he who set ICANN up for control by the international bodies like WIPO and the UN.

If you are dealing internet domain names, ICANN is the authority. The brazen globalists who pushed ICANN out of US control, put WIPO up as the ‘dispute resolver’ for ICANN, the group controlling domain name registration.

So don’t be a Bill Clinton protector. Tell the truth about why ALL Americans who have an internet domain must follow the globalist organizations, who were bequeathed without the approval of the American people, a uniquely American organization developed as part of the American internet system to bribe foreign govermments to cooperate with their ‘free trade’ traitor initiatives.

Look it up. The traitors are still in the government, and you find it necessary to make remarks out of ignorance, I suppose.


24 posted on 02/09/2013 10:28:10 PM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: mnehring

You can assert common law or unregistered trademark rights to your name. Yes, even you.


25 posted on 02/09/2013 10:34:25 PM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: driftdiver

You can thank Bill Clinton if you like.

He does have a case, and you can look it up.


26 posted on 02/09/2013 10:35:46 PM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: SunkenCiv

Bill Clinton made ICANN a UN agency. There is no choice.


27 posted on 02/09/2013 10:38:03 PM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: smoothsailing

This used to be how it was done until the globalist traitors got their paws on it

http://web.archive.org/web/19980211065616/http://www.iana.org/servicelist.html

http://web.archive.org/web/19980119171510/http://www.isi.edu/in-notes/usdnr/


28 posted on 02/09/2013 10:54:54 PM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer

You can look it up too.


29 posted on 02/10/2013 3:52:52 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: hedgetrimmer

You are an ass.


30 posted on 02/10/2013 3:54:05 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: mnehring

“? He isn’t the only person in the world named Ron Paul. He can’t trademark it. Also, as a public figure, he doesn’t have legal standing in this. Imagine if Obama tried to take down every site that had his name in it. We would be screaming censorship (especially if the sites were critical). “

He DID trademark his name. Stick with facts. So did Palin. So do many others. I googled this to learn more. Here is an article I found... there are tests you must meet. Appartently, Paul met those tests.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2011/02/11/trademark-of-sarah-palin/id=15274/

Trademarking a name means it cannot be used for commercial purposes and cannot interfere with a business, among other implications. People do this and companies do this in order to control how their trademark is used.

You better grab “mnehring” before it is too late!


31 posted on 02/10/2013 7:52:48 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: TaMoDee

I don’t know if you are a Chrisian or not, but that comment is a quote from the Holy Bible.


32 posted on 02/10/2013 8:59:05 AM PST by TiaS
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To: smoothsailing

I wonder if the Birch Society has come up with an excuse for him? If not, they will.


33 posted on 02/10/2013 12:55:23 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

He did not object to or make a claim against the website using his name when it was conveniently “not affiliated with the campaign”.

For him to now say it is his proprietary property is disingenuous at least, untenable at best.


34 posted on 02/10/2013 7:24:47 PM PST by Optimist
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To: Optimist

“He did not object to or make a claim against the website using his name when it was conveniently “not affiliated with the campaign”.

“For him to now say it is his proprietary property is disingenuous at least, untenable at best.

I suspect you are right that he allowed it to serve his purpose - but it seems that is what he is also doing now... Serving his own purpose.

I do not object to people seeking their own self-interest. It is human nature and the basis of capitalism.


35 posted on 02/10/2013 7:30:30 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

What is sadly humorous (oxymoron) is that Paulbots always thought RP was altruistic, and never saw how they were being played.


36 posted on 02/10/2013 8:09:04 PM PST by Optimist
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To: Optimist

It is always a safe assumption that every candidate is in it for themselves. I agree with you and I would add that this includes Mitt, Palin, Obama, and every other icon on both sides.


37 posted on 02/10/2013 8:21:07 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: driftdiver

I have lived through the theft of American technology and intellectual property for the profit of the globalist communists trying to establish one world government.
How does that make ME an ass?

You don’t remember what has been happening over the years, or you are purposely ignorant of what the globalist communists have done to the American people in order to push your particular agenda.

I won’t call you a name, like you did me, but what you have said makes you worse than me, whatever name you choose to call me, in my view.

And now that there is no other resource for Americans with registered internet domain names, you have the hubris to blame them? An American citizen that did not act to prevent this has no call to throw stones.


38 posted on 02/10/2013 8:56:30 PM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: Zionist Conspirator

But the Bill Clinton Society who sold out American dominance in the internet domain name system, MUST have an excuse for Ron Paul to be using the system THEY set up as a means to wrest control from the American people, right?

The John Birch Society was rendered ineffectual by the globalist communist liberal faction a long time ago, and throwing up this group is really just a red herring to appeal to the low information voters.

If you are one of the globalist communists, then I understand why you would throw the John Birch Society red herring into this post.

It clearly is really stretching the truth now, isn’t it, since global communist bill clinton and his fake republican cohort gwbush are the elected politicians responsible for setting up the system so that the only recourse is to go through the global communist run WIPO as a subsidiary of the global communist UN.

If you cared about America and wanted to help you’d post some suggestions about how to get the ICANN out of UN control and back to the IANA American citizen run organization where it belonged and should belong.


39 posted on 02/10/2013 9:09:39 PM PST by hedgetrimmer
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