Legal Question - URL copyright?http://www.trademarkia.com/answers/url-copyright_291070.htmlGet answers and trademark advice from trademark lawyers across the world.Copyright (C) 2008-20095URL copyright?<table border="0" width="100%"><tr><td width="42"><a href="http://www.trademarkia.com/answers/url-copyright_291070.html"><img src="http://www.trademarkia.com/images/icons/small_q.gif" border="Question & Answers" /></a></td><td><div><a href="http://www.trademarkia.com/answers/url-copyright_291070.html" style="color:#333;"><span style="font-size:14px; font-weight:bold; color:#333;">URL copyright?</span></a></div><div style="font-size:11px;"> - &nbsp;<span style="font-size:11px; font-style:italic;">posted on 11/11/2009</span></div><div style="padding-top:6px; font-size:11px;">I recently acquired a domain with the acronym 'ncaa' in it.<br>I sent a quick email over to the ncaa asking if they felt that the url alone would constitute a copyright violation. I told them it would be used to discuss college athletics, but there would not be any use of any NCAA logos or trademark phrases in the actual site. <br><br>I received a letter stating basically that they did feel it would infringe upon NCAA property rights, and that they want me to transfer the domain over to them (they will reimburse the cost of buying the domain). <br><br>I would like to hear if anyone else thinks this is appropriate. Does merely having an acronym of an organization in a url constitute copyright infringement. &nbsp;And if so, do I really have to transfer the domain back to them at face value?<br><br>thanks for your time!<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="font-size:11px;"><a href="http://www.trademarkia.com/answers/url-copyright_291070.html" style="font-style:normal;">Read More <img src="http://www.trademarkia.com/images/buttons/arrow.gif" alt="Answer this question" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.trademarkia.com/answers/url-copyright_291070.html" style="font-style:normal;">Answer <img src="http://www.trademarkia.com/images/buttons/arrow.gif" alt="Answer this question" /></a></span></div></td></tr></table>http://www.trademarkia.com/answers/url-copyright_291070.html