The owner of FireTvNews.com wrote on his website that Amazon has demanded the domain name from him, he said they also asked for the Facebook page to be deleted.
He has said he is going to comply as he is just a one man show, the domain has not yet transferred but it does redirect to a new domain, AFTVnews.com. The owner moved the website content to the new domain that was registered on 7/21/14.
He said this on his site:
I’ll admit, when I registered the domain, I knew there was a possibility that one day I would be contacted by Amazon’s trademark lawyers. I naively thought Amazon was nicer than your average mega corporation and registered the domain anyway. Lesson learned. It would have been nice if they gave me more than 7 days, or at least given me a way to contact them. Instead, I’m supposed to give them the domain release information through their standard ‘Contact Us’ form.
It is a little strange if that is the way Amazon asked for business to transact. The comments are filled with people telling him to fight it, as one correctly stated that Amazon is not the arbiter of this dispute. Perhaps he could have gotten a quick consultation from someone like John Berryhill.
Now not everyone will just give in to Amazon, Wreall,LLC who runs the streaming porn site FyreTV has sued Amazon for infringement. Fyre TV also owns the domain FireTV.com and redirects it to FyreTV.com (NSFW).
The Daily Dot covered the announcement of the suit along with 50 other media outlets.
From the article:
Every once in a great while, a small, family-owned company will take on a giant conglomerate in court, and David will beat Goliath. A streaming porn website suing Amazon for trademark infringement, however, is not one of those times.
Wreal, LLC, the creator of streaming porn website FyreTV, recently filed suit against Amazon in a Florida court. They’re accusing Amazon of five counts of unauthorized use and infringement on WREAL’s FyreTV and FyreTV.com trademarks, which were registered way back when in 2008.
To recap: Earlier this month, Amazon launched a much-anticipated media streamer called FireTV. At the time, some eagle-eyed tech/porn aficionados noticed that Amazon’s newest product shared a name with FyreTV, a product based on similar technology that also features a library of thousands of streaming adult titles. Those interested in purchasing Amazon’s set-top box via FireTV.com were inadvertently being led to the pornographic website, which had registered that domain name back in 2008.
Read the full article here