Convicted felon Stephen Cohen allegedly wrested sex.com from its owner via a forged letter to Network Solutions.
Net Closes on the Thief of Sex.com
"Everybody wants a piece of the action. Sex.com, the most sought-after address on the world wide web, is at the centre of a remarkable legal dispute involving a fugitive porn baron, betrayed business partners and billions of pounds in potential profits." By Nick Paton Walsh. [Observer]
Sex Site Squatter Fined $65M
"A man who paid $1,000 for the sex.com domain name wins $65m after an online pornographer is found guilty of hijacking the site." [BBC]
Former Sex.com Owner Claims Poverty, Slavery
News and discussion forum. [Techdirt] (January 30, 2002)
Manhunt Starts for Sex.com Snatcher
"The owner of Sex.com is offering a $50,000 (£35,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of the man who stole the saucy domain from him." By Tim Richardson. [Register] (May 31, 2001)
Sex.com Returned to Original Owner
News and discussion forum. [Slashdot] (April 05, 2001)
Sex.com Owner Wins $65M Damages
[Ad] "A Californian e-entrepreneur has won $65 million in damages over a stolen domain name." By Linda Harrison. [Register] (April 04, 2001)
The Sordid Tale of Sex.com
"Case puts most bizarre domain name back in the spotlight." By David Lawlor. [CNN Money] (March 06, 2001)
Sex.com Changes Hands
"An internet businessman has been stripped of ownership of porn portal sex.com following a ruling by a Californian court." By John Leyden. [Register] (November 28, 2000)
Sex.com: A Chapter of Prurient Jurisprudence Closes
"San Jose U.S. District Court Judge James Ware ruled in favor of Kremen this week, finding that one Stephen Michael Cohen was guilty of fraudulently hi-jacking the sultry site and ultimately turning it into a multi-million dollar gig." [InternetNews] (November 28, 2000)
URLs Aren't Property?
"A judge ruled in a lawsuit about the alleged illegal transfer of the domain name 'sex.com' that URLs do not qualify as property, at least under current law." News and archived discussion. [Slashdot] (August 27, 2000)
Eminent Domain Name
"In a federal court in San Diego on Feb. 3, attorneys for Kremen and Cohen faced off again in one of the Internet's longest and most lurid lawsuits." By Jon Swartz. [Forbes] (February 07, 2000)
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