Jul 5, 2012

Meat Loaf sues impersonator for cybersquatting

Real Meat Loaf is suing a Meat Loaf tribute act for squatting on the MeatLoaf.org domain name.
The Pseudo Loaf, who answers to Dean Torkington when he isn’t fronting ‘To Hell and Back: A Tribute to Meat Loaf,’ registered MeatLoaf.org and now the Real Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday, who should have been sued by cattle ranchers some 30 years ago) isn’t impressed and has filed a lawsuit alleging that Torkington scooped it up in bad faith, and according to TMZ, he’s accusing his doppelganger of using “the domain name to mislead and confuse Meat Loaf fans into thinking he’s the real singer.”

Real Loaf is pursuing Pseudo Loaf under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act; according to his lawsuit, he’s seeking control of the domain and $100,000 in damages.

I guess when your carrier is down the toilet and you can no longer count on another Bat Out of Hell to support your eating habits, suing an impersonator who somehow manages to put meat loaf on a table by impersonating Meat Loaf is the only way to get in the news headlines.

Read the article at UltimateClassicRock.com


Anonymous said...

The original registerant was MR.Torkington .. Mr. Aday registered
http://www.Meatloaf.org.uk in 2009/2010
Currently being used as a wrestling webite – perplexing but there you have it.

He WANTS the domaine obmitting the UK element considered too restricting possibly for merchandising – who know with Mr. Aday.

Also, you can’t check out the owner of the owner of the domaine mentioned – conveniently they have frozen the domaines with anything named ‘meatloaf’. ummmmm

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