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That’s Narnia business, say CS Lewis lawyers

Posted in How much???, Lawyers, Pot&Kettle, Twits by Jim McMillan on July 25, 2008

Big shot lawyers working for the estate of the late writer CS Lewis have successfully prevented an 11-year-old boy from having a “Narnia” web address. According to the BBC, Comrie Saville Smith wanted the ‘‘ domain name for £70 so he could send emails to his pals but the hardnosed attorneys for legendary children’s book author Lewis put a stop to that and won a ruling at with the UN’s World International Property Organisation.

At least that’s the sob story Cromie’s dad Richard is telling. We tend to doubt that, particularly in the light of new information that Richard also registered a bunch of other domain names like “” Presumably, those were all for little Comrie too… We think the headline used by the cynics at is more accurate: “C.S. Lewis Beats off .Mobi Cybersquatter.”

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