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French minister whines at new web domains

Zone(s): France, Global ¦ Sector(s): Internet, Copyright

[23 June 2014, CITY A.M.]  By Oliver Smith: The French government yesterday attacked new domain names – such as .vin and .wine – that it says could undermine international agreements to protect the use of geographical indicators like champagne and region-specific wine names. Meanwhile, copyright disputes over the new addresses are expected to continue to soar as over 1,000 new domains are introduced over the next few years, according to the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

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