When I first read the title I was annoyed and chalked up another point of why I don’t like MySpace. But this little snippet kinda made me change my mind, I still don’t like MySpace but I also don’t like how the use of the site appears to have been changed.
However, the ruling, made by independent expert Antony Gold, found that while myspace.co.uk had initially been used to offer email services and mini-websites to subscribers it had changed its model to exploit MySpace’s popularity.
TWS started to use the myspace.co.uk address to lead to a ‘parked’ web page with advertisements for social networking websites including MySpace.
The arbitrator decided that this was evidence of abusive registration, that TWS was profiting unfairly from the association with MySpace.