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Thursday, 03 November 2011 12:06

Swimsuit outfit gets right to shut down porn sites

Written by Nick Farell

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By order of the court

The Federal Court of Australia has ordered a central coast blogger to shut down a number of salacious and pornographic websites because they featured Speedo swimming costumes. According to the Sydney Morning Herald the swimwear giant took Dave Evans to court, claiming that his websites amounted to trademark infringement.

Seeing Speedo swim suits being used for porn would lower the outfits reputation. Some of the sites featured images of men wearing Speedo briefs, as well as pornographic images, which Speedo claimed were offensive.

Evans, known online as the "Bisexual Blogger" and "aussiespeedoguy", went further and registered domain names containing the word "Speedo". He didn't show up at court abd Federal Court Justice Geoffrey Flick ordered that Mr Evans shut down the offending websites and transfer the domain names to Speedo.

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