Greenpeace recently launched nestespoil.com, a protest site against Finnish oil company Neste Oil that highlights how their practices lead to deforestation and increased carbon emissions. Neste Oil, not amused, launched an action of their own, but not against Greenpeace, rather towards their web host Loopia.
Neste Oil filed the lawsuit in the district court of Västmanland in Sweden, where Loopia is based, and also filed a complaint with WIPO, demanding the transfer of the domain nestespoil.com from Greenpeace to the oil company Neste Oil.
Domain Name: NESTESPOIL.COM
Name Server: NS1.LOOPIA.SE
Name Server: NS2.LOOPIA.SE
Updated Date: 27-apr-2012
Creation Date: 19-mar-2012
Neste spoil returns
Swedish Web Host Binero, a Loopia competitor is hosting a new GreenPeace domain and website “Nestespoilreturns.com.”
Binero considers the EU E-commerce directive 2000/31/EG and the consequent local laws to be absurd and that all sites must be allowed to have their legality tried by authorities. Current laws put web hosts, ISPs and other middle men at risk of being sued for damages unless they immediately shut down sites in unclear cases. Large corporations can stop sites simply by threatening middle men and we believe this is a threat to free speech says Bineros CEO and founder Anders Aleborg. We believe that our customers have the right to be judged by the courts, and that its not the web hosts responsibility for determining whether a website is legal or not.
The web host has previously refused to answer inquiries about the customer thepiratebay.se - It was natural for us to invite Greenpeace. Oil companies should not be able to stop the parodies, free expression of opinion without commercial purposes only by threatening a middleman, says Aleborg.
Domain Name: NESTESPOILRETURNS.COM
Name Server: NS3.BINERO.SE
Name Server: NS4.BINERO.SE
Name Server: NS5.BINERO.SE
Name Server: NS6.BINERO.SE
Name Server: NS7.BINERO.SE
Updated Date: 29-may-2012
Creation Date: 29-may-2012
Expiration Date: 29-may-2013
Typically companies in North America are served with a DMCA takedown notice when allegations of copyright violations exist. The rules allow the site owner to protest the takedown as well as create penalties, at least in theory for a false takedown.