A Greek court denied the injunction brought by Oliver Hoger against Konstantinos Zournas and OnlineDomain.com in a Greek court.
The judge found, among other things, that since the article in question did not contain false statements the article does not have defamatory content.
“Consequently, since the aforementioned contested article of the defendant contains no false facts, it has not been libelous, according to art. 363 P.K.”
The judge also said that “the manner in which it is worded does not present an intent to insult the plaintiff.”.
“With these facts, however, since the publication in question does not contain any defamatory or insulting content for the applicant (plaintiff), it is likely that the applicant is not adversely affected, the remedial action of which would require that protective measures be taken against the defendant by prohibiting the repetition of the offense by threatening a penalty payment and personal detention, the present application must be dismissed as being essentially unfounded, and the litigation expenses of the defendant should be imposed on the applicant, since the latter lost the trial under Art. 176 KPolD.”
So freedom of speech and the truth prevail after all!
The 22 pages we wrote to support the obvious truth and freedom of speech rights was apparently not a complete waste of time and money as one might think.
This is a lesson for all parties here. Domainers, industry companies, bloggers, forums, etc. A different lesson for everyone…
There is a lot more in and all around this case involving threats, shared company addresses, false residence details on a court document, TM auctions, a US lawyer butting in before the injunction claiming to desire the good (?) of the domaining industry while I know who he represents, etc. More and more is revealed everyday and everything will come out in due time…
It’s good news for the blogging community for sure. You stood your ground in a classy fashion. Kudos!
Good4You. a win is a win, wherever you are.
Thanks for standing up to all of our rights!
What baseless dribble that was, will Domain Shane finally eat shit now?
What does Domain Shane have to do with this? Did I miss something?
I guess you missed this:
Someone didn’t get good legal advice
“the present application must be dismissed as being essentially unfounded, and the litigation expenses of the defendant should be imposed on the applicant, since the latter lost the trial under Art. 176 KPolD.”
Best news of the YEAR!!
I bet that DS-Deep Sh*&^it is piss and his cronies.
I can guarantee you most of them out there want you to lose but you show them to eat their own sh*it
It takes a non US blog to preach democracy whereas all those US blogs like DShi*t to block comments not in their favors.
Way to go!!
Very surprised that not all domain bloggers stepped up to vigorously support your efforts! Pretty nasty and senseless! Go figure!
I’m not surprised. Some of them are guilty of covering up stuff or being involved.
When are you going to start blogging again? I enjoy your perspective.
Congrats Kostas, always fight for your ελευθερία ! 🙂
Well I hate to say “I told you so”…well, no, that’s exactly what I say to any who did not recognize how clearly K.Z. was the real aggrieved party and in the right. 😉
This was beyond ridiculous, and definitely un-American and anti-American, which is the latest craze here in America with no sign of letting up. Much worse than that Kylie Jenner trying to dismantle Kylie Minogue over Kylie.com. The only patriotic American thing to do is give Jenner a good spanking over it.
I don’t think Oliver is from the USA.
Thanks, Konstantinos. And like last year I may be looking to you in Greece to find out what’s going on with .US whois privacy again before long. 😉 🙂
Nice. Common sense prevailed.
Congrats Konstantinos! you’re one of the good guys so glad to see this was dropped.
THIS IS HOW WE DO IT!
So what did Namejet ever do about all this, business as usual, bid away?
Well done Konstantinos!
No comment yet from DSAD ,,Domain Shane Accidental Dickhead .’
Thank you all for your kind words!
Well done Konstantinos. Blog on!
Congrats K, we need more people like you to take a stand and do the right thing, and less people like Hogar, and his kiss as nobody like Domain Shane who is is not even a “has been”, but a “never been” in the domain industry. Keep up the great work K, much respect to you!
“a US lawyer butting in before the injunction claiming to desire the good (?) of the domaining industry while I know who he represents, etc.”
That part sounds interesting.
Maybe Domain Shame will man up and admit when he is wrong.
Take a look at Country Arbors Nursery reviews on Angie’s List:
Looks like one should get their own house in order, before throwing stones at others hey .ws.
Taylor, nurseries are not relevant to this blog. Thanks
All domain auctions have the feel of front running and shill bidders. I’m sure I have been an unknown victim. It’s an important subject to shine a light on. Worth taking some heat for. Keep up the blogging.
We expect you keep putting more shine like this in future.
Well done sir.
So now they have to pay your legal fees, correct ?? (smile)