You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Acad’s Net suit in storage

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has dropped its lawsuit against Network Solutions Inc., which registers names on the Internet, for allowing the domains “academyaward.com” and “oscar.net” to be registered to other groups or people.

The academy decided to drop its suit when a U.S. District Court judge denied its motion for a preliminary injunction against NSI last week. “We didn’t think it would be fruitful to pursue this matter further, at least for the time being,” said Ric Robertson, AMPAS’ executive administrator.

NSI is currently involved in several court actions involving its business of assigning new or registering unused Internet domain names, but so far no definitive legal precedent has been established in this admittedly new area of electronic trademarking.

Robertson added that it was possible that the academy would take up its complaint against NSI at some later date.

More Film

  • Heather Kerr Gloria Allred

    Former Actress Heather Kerr Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Forcing Himself on Her

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has dropped its lawsuit against Network Solutions Inc., which registers names on the Internet, for allowing the domains “academyaward.com” and “oscar.net” to be registered to other groups or people. The academy decided to drop its suit when a U.S. District Court judge denied its motion for a […]

  • nickelodeon animation loud house

    Female Animators Call for End of Culture of Sexual Harassment in Open Letter

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has dropped its lawsuit against Network Solutions Inc., which registers names on the Internet, for allowing the domains “academyaward.com” and “oscar.net” to be registered to other groups or people. The academy decided to drop its suit when a U.S. District Court judge denied its motion for a […]

  • Sean Young Harvey Weinstein

    Actress Sean Young Alleges Harvey Weinstein Exposed Himself to Her

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has dropped its lawsuit against Network Solutions Inc., which registers names on the Internet, for allowing the domains “academyaward.com” and “oscar.net” to be registered to other groups or people. The academy decided to drop its suit when a U.S. District Court judge denied its motion for a […]

  • Woman Walks Ahead TIFF

    Jessica Chastain's 'Woman Walks Ahead' Lands at A24, DirecTV

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has dropped its lawsuit against Network Solutions Inc., which registers names on the Internet, for allowing the domains “academyaward.com” and “oscar.net” to be registered to other groups or people. The academy decided to drop its suit when a U.S. District Court judge denied its motion for a […]

  • Canal Plus

    Canal Plus, Telecom Italia Launch Joint Venture

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has dropped its lawsuit against Network Solutions Inc., which registers names on the Internet, for allowing the domains “academyaward.com” and “oscar.net” to be registered to other groups or people. The academy decided to drop its suit when a U.S. District Court judge denied its motion for a […]

  • The Breadwinner Tehran Taboo Animation Is

    Animation Is Film Festival Readies Its L.A. Debut

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has dropped its lawsuit against Network Solutions Inc., which registers names on the Internet, for allowing the domains “academyaward.com” and “oscar.net” to be registered to other groups or people. The academy decided to drop its suit when a U.S. District Court judge denied its motion for a […]

  • Geostorm

    Film Review: 'Geostorm'

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has dropped its lawsuit against Network Solutions Inc., which registers names on the Internet, for allowing the domains “academyaward.com” and “oscar.net” to be registered to other groups or people. The academy decided to drop its suit when a U.S. District Court judge denied its motion for a […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content