Remember the legal spat over ModernWarfare3.com? Someone was quick enough to establish the domain, turn it into a Battlefield 3 fansite, and made Activision’s legal teams unhappy. The National Arbitration Forum has given the victory to Activision based on three criteria:
1. The name is confusing – Sort of. It’s a straightforward name, although the content and the title don’t mix.
2. The holder has no real interest in the domain name – Obviously. With Monty Python parodies jibbing the Call of Duty series, whoever it was could not have cared less about what they has.
3. The name is being used in bad faith – Well, obviously. It flat out called Call of Duty fans morons and suggested they play something else.
Floridian Anthony Abraham claimed the site fell under fair use and the terms “modern” and “warfare” were generic. That might have passed were it not for the content contained within.