Feeds

Jews for Jesus sue Google

Blog kerfuffle

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Evangelical Christian group Jews for Jesus has filed a trademark infringment suit against Google after taking exception to jewsforjesus.blogspot.com, hosted on the search monolith's Blogspot, Reuters reports.

The blog, written by "Whistle Blower" is critical of what it calls Jews for Jesus's "confrontational style of evangelism", although it contains just five postings dating back to January 2005. In one of the later entries, Whistle Blower notes contact from Jews for Jesus asking him to give up the domain, which he declined to do.

Accordingly, Jews for Jesus filed suit on Wednesday in the US District Court in New York. The organisation's associate executive director, Susan Perlman, told Reuters: "We have a right to our own name and Google has allowed the use of our name on Blogspot without our permission. Our reputation is at stake."

Perlman denied that the action was prompted by the blog's hostility to Jews for Jesus, noting: "One of the wonderful things about the Internet is that there is freedom of expression, but there should be a protection... so that organizations like ours can represent ourselves." ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS
Threaderick the Great! And YES, we asked the Arapaho
NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'
Spooks ask Dabbsy to suggest a nice hotel with pool
Russia sends SEX-CRAZED GECKOS to SPAAAAACE!
In space... no one can hear you're green...
Indian techies-in-training face down MAN-EATING LEOPARD - and WIN
Big cat causes big trouble at Mumbai college
Too rich for an iPhone 6? How about a gold-plated Brikk?
Not lobbed at your head, silly – a bling phone
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff
Yahoo! Japan! launches! service! for! the! dead!
If you're reading this email, I am no longer alive
Plucky Rockall podule man back on (proper) dry land
Bold, barmy Brit adventurer Nick Hancock escapes North Atlantic islet
Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo
'FIRE' caption on dashboard prompts dunderheaded hard shoulder halt
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.