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Sep/07

Another Politician Domain Name Case


San Bernadino County Sun:
“County Supervisor Dennis Hansberger has sued to stop a Muscoy man from criticizing him through a Web site using the supervisor’s name.
Hansberger, who is running for re-election, won a temporary restraining order stopping William Fanning from profiting, promoting or selling the name, said Hansberger’s attorney, Tim Prince.
A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 26. Hansberger seeks to win the rights to the domain name.
“The public’s access to information about Mr. Hansberger is being limited by these sites,” Prince said.”

Fanning, 37, owns several cyberdomains that use Hansberger’s name, such as www.dennishansberger.com. The Web sites contain critical remarks about the 3rd District supervisor, along with links to newspaper stories about him.

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