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Submitted by mpctips 1096d ago | news

Amazon Allegedly Picks Fight with Mom and Pop Porn Site

Maximum PC: Oh, the injustice! The owners of AdultWoot.com, a small, family-owned online store that sells adult themed DVDs (read: pornography) for under $5 a pop, claims Amazon is the one playing dirty by trying to shut the site down using underhanded tactics. Why would Amazon go out of its way to shutter an online porn shop? Simply put, Amazon owns Woot.com, an online deal site it acquired last year, and it doesn't want customers thinking the two sites are in any way related. (AdultWoot, Amazon, Culture, Web)

newsguy  +   1096d ago
This is a sexy story.
RNewman  +   1093d ago
Amazon's Woot.com does not own a "woot" trademark to any "online" retail that specifically relates to the

smaller site AdultWoot.com

In fact, Woot.com makes it imperative that when they try to protect their brand, it's always followed

with a exclaimation point (!). If the "woot" brand was SO important to them, why didn't they trademark

the domain "woot.com", every smart company does this, for online protection. It's standard just in case

other companies want to buy something like mywoot.com, ihatewoot.com, etc.

A word mark search states that "woot" is a: Retail store for electrical items, not an Online store that

generally sells everything, not just electronics. There is a big difference. We can't put our personal

opinions in this, the law is specific, and so should the work mark description.

I have written to the owner of AdultWoot.com and she has sent me a copy of her letter to Amazon, and they

had the nerve to offer her $100 for the domain when it's actually her livelihood. She has given me her

permission to redistribute her plea to Amazon:
http://www.maximumpc.com/ar...

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