Meatloaf Files Suit Over Meatloaf.org Under ACPA & Asks For Domain + $100K
According to TMZ, the pop singer Meatloaf, whose real name is Michael Aday, filed suit against a “Dean Torkington in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming Torkington registered MeatLoaf.org in “bad faith,” and has since exploited the domain name to mislead and confuse Meat Loaf fans into thinking he’s the real singer.”
“Torkington uses the website to promote his act — called “To Hell and Back: A Tribute to Meat Loaf.”
“Meat Loaf claims Torkington — who’s based in the UK — has no right to own or use the domain name, and is currently breaking the law by cybersquatting … in violation of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.”
“Meat Loaf wants Torkington to shut down his website and hand over the domain”,* and the $100,000 statutory damages as provided by the ACPA.