I don't think twitter can force you to give up the domain name. From my understanding trademarks do not give a company rights over a domain name. I think that's how squatters can get away by buying up domains then selling them for a lot of $$ to companies. As long as the domain does not mimic a product of twitter its yours to keep. Of course if twitter offers a fair price for it, that's a different story. So maybe talk to a lawyer and see what rights you have.
Good luck with your battle Dean, hopefully you and twitter can work something out. On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 7:18 PM, Dean Collins <d...@cognation.net> wrote: > Sorry Duane, This is the first time I've ever had legal action in any of > the internet website projects I've worked on. > > > > I now know the difference. > > > > Twitter inc sent MyTwitterButler a cease and desist notice to comply with > the following; > > > > > > > > with the threat of cancellation of all my twitter accounts and possible > legal action to enforce their intellectual property rights. > > > > As for the ‘my characterization of the events’….would you like to listen to > the phone call? > > > > (and yes the lawyer knows they were being recorded – all of my calls both > inbound and outbound get recorded to my Trixbox asterisk ip-pbx). > > > > > > Regards, > > Dean Collins > d...@mytwitterbutler.com<d...@mytwitterbutler.com?subject=i%27m%20being%20sued> > +1-212-203-4357 New York > +61-2-9016-5642 (Sydney in-dial). > +44-20-3129-6001 (London in-dial). > > > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: email@example.com [mailto: > twitter-development-t...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Duane Roelands > Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 7:44 PM > To: Twitter Development Talk > Subject: [twitter-dev] Re: MyTwitterButler.com Legal issues Update 2 > > > > > > I'm afraid I'm not willing to accept Dean's characterization of events > > since he's been lying from the get go (e.g. claiming "Twitter's suing > > me" when nothing of the kind was happening). I give no credibility to > > those who practice deception in order to win people to their cause. > > > > > > > > > > > > On Aug 14, 7:31 pm, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Unless something drastic changes in their approach, I think we as a > > > developer community should all rise and give them a standing ovation > > > for a brilliant performance in pissing people off. > -- Josh