The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ousted a record number of "cybersquatters" from Web sites with domain names referring to trademarked companies, foundations and celebrities in 2007.
WIPO, a U.N. agency based in Geneva, received 2,156 complaints alleging "abusive registration of trademarks on the Internet" last year, up 18 percent from 2006 and 48 percent more than the filings lodged in 2005.
"These increases confirm that 'cybersquatting' remains a significant issue for rights holders," Frances Gurry, WIPO's deputy director-general said on Thursday.
MacBook Air Hijacked at CanSecWest Hacker Contest
Using a drive-by browser exploit, hacker Charlie Miller pops Apple's shiny new MacBook Air to claim a $10,000 cash prize.
Using a drive-by browser exploit, security researcher Charlie Miller has hacked into Apple's shiny new MacBook Air, winning himself the machine and a $10,000 cash prize.