Jews For Jesus Sues Google Over Blogspot

    December 22, 2005

Jews For Jesus, that [unprintable] religion, has sued Google to get the rights for away from a critic of theirs.

Considering that most any organization can afford a blog hosted on its own domain, this is an attempt to shut down a site critical of theirs and generate publicitiy, no more. Google can’t afford to give them the subdomain, because then they would have to turn over any Blogspot subdomain with any trademark in it, and I doubt any court would agree with the fringe “religion”.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in New York on Wednesday, seeks to force Google to give Jews for Jesus control of the site as well as unspecified monetary damages.

The disputed blog,, was started in January 2005 by someone taking the name “Whistle Blower” and airing critical views of the San Francisco-based organization, which seeks to convert Jews to Christianity.

The site has only three entries, the last of which was made on May 9.

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