2016年5月29日 星期日

squatter, cybersquatting, cybersquatter, poshest squat

Living in European cities can be expensive, and the Netherlands is no
exception. But for those low on cash, squatting – living in an abandoned
house without paying rent – is legal.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew032lI44va89pI4
£6m house, 30 rooms, one careful anarchist collective: inside Britain's poshest squat
Group plan art installation after taking over Mayfair property dressed as builders

Dell Takes Cybersquatters to Court: PC Maker Alleges Domain Registrars Profited on 'Confusingly Similar' Names (By Brian Krebs)

Verizon won $33.2 million in a "cybersquatting" case against a firm that registered Internet domain names similar to the company's trademarks.


posh 

Pronunciation: /pɒʃ/ 
informal

ADJECTIVE

1Elegant or stylishly luxurious:a posh hotelI’ll have to look posh
1.1British Typical of or belonging to the upper class:she had a posh accent

ADVERB

British
In an upper-class way:trying to talk posh

NOUN

[MASS NOUN] British
The quality of being elegantstylish, or upper class:we finally bought a colour TV, which seemed the height of posh

VERB

[WITH OBJECT] (posh someone/thing upBritish
Smarten someone or something up:we will be getting all poshed up for the company summer ball

Derivatives

poshly

ADVERB



cybersquatting
Registering an Internet domain name for the purpose of reselling it for a profit. One of the more notable transactions was the domain name wallstreet.com, which was registered in 1994 for $70 and sold for one million in 1999. Some people have registered every common name and name combination they can think of with the hopes of making a profit.
Don't Cybersquat a Big Name!
In 1999, the U.S. government passed the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, which enables trademark holders to obtain civil damages up to $100,000 from cybersquatters that register their trade names or similar-sounding names as domain names. While not directly outlawing cybersquatting, it was an attempt to improve the situation. See page hijacking and domain warehousing.

cybersquatting 

Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪbəskwɒtɪŋ/ 

NOUN

[MASS NOUN]
The practice of registering names, especially well-known company or brand names, as Internet domains, in the hope of reselling them at a profit.

Derivatives

cybersquatter

Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪbəskwɒtə/  
NOUN



squat
(LIVE) Show phonetics
verb [I or T] -tt-
to live in an empty building or area of land without the permission of the owner:
Their squatted (in) an old house in King's Cross when their money ran out.

squat Show phonetics
noun [C]
the place that you live in when you are squatting:
They're living in a damp squat with no electricity.

squatter Show phonetics
noun [C]
1 a person who lives in an empty building without permission

2 AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH someone in the past who took land which did not officially belong to them in order to use it for farming ━━ n. うずくまる人[動物]; 無断居住者; 〔豪〕 牧羊農夫.



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hanching chung 提到...

The squat that's also a social centre

Italy has a long tradition of squatting. For years, young people have been
taking over abandoned buildings and making them into social centers or
"centri sociali." Now, the practice has become so widespread that the
police are starting to turn a blind eye.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew6vexI44va89pI1