Quoted in this story about domain names and websites:
The scenario faced by the three trustees is not that unusual. Setting up unauthorized websites using a public figure’s name has become a widespread tactic in the United States.
And there may not be a lot the trustees can do about their situation, according to Zak Muscovitch, a Toronto lawyer who specializes in website domain law.
At issue is the trustees’ names are not trademarked. And if the material on the website isn’t defamatory, it could well be a case where freedom of speech trumps all else.
“Politicians are used to having criticism of them,” Muscovitch said. “The solution to this is just to have your own website and put good content on there and compete in the marketplace of ideas.”
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