I am considering buying a domain name that has a similar spelling to an existing domain name but it only existed briefly, I wonder if it's worth buying knowing I could be sued.
I still really like that he didn't bend over to Microsoft's will despite him being extremely young and up against one of the largest companies on the planet.
Also my original comment was half joking, but the sentiment remains.
Panavision Int'l, L.P. v. Toeppen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Toeppen - company Panavision vs. a domain squatter ostensibly showing pictures of Pana, Illinois
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals v. Doughney http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_for_the_Ethical_Treatmen... - PETA vs a guy who registered peta.org as 'People Eating Tasty Animals'
Lamaparello v. Falwell http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamparello_v._Falwell - fallwell.com mistyped domain used to criticize preacher Jerry Falwell
Just sounds like the public got riled up for no good reason.
Following the case it was suggested by Struan Robertson – editor of Out-Law.com – that Microsoft had little choice but to pursue the issue once it had come to light or they would have risked weakening their trademark. This view was also espoused by ZDNet, who noted that had Microsoft knowingly ignored Rowe's site, the company would have risked losing the right to fight future trademark infringements.