Zynga, purveyors of social media games and biggest admirer of other people’s games, has announced the launch of Zynga.com, an online platform that gives users access to popular Zynga games without having to go to Facebook. Furthermore, the Zynga site “will let players discover and play social games created by third party game developers. These Platform partners will be able to reach new audiences and make their games even more social.” Right now, there are only five titles to play on Zynga’s new site – CastleVille, Words With Friends, CityVille, Hidden Chronicles, and Zynga Poker – but this list is expected to grow as the company develops their platform.
Apart from being the next logical step for Zynga as they continue to build their social gaming empire, the development of the platform is an obvious attempt for the company to break away from Facebook, the site that put them on the map. Despite this, Zynga.com is completely integrated with Facebook, allowing people to log into their IDs – because there is nothing worse than forcing people to lose all their progress by having to create an entirely new account. Zynga, love ‘em or hate ‘em, has made a name for itself when it comes to easily produced online gaming. It’ll be interesting to see where they go from here and how quickly their new site will take off.
A store selling replica Tiffany once appeared at this domain. The site owners were ordered to transfer the domain name as a result of a Permanent Injunction to stop the sale of replicas.
THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
TIFFANY(NJ), LLC., a Delaware
limited liability company,
DOES 1 – 10,
at 15 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ 07054 and against Defendant XX, an
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED:
2. Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 504, Tiffany is awarded statutory damages for copyright infringement against XX in the amount of $150,000.00, for which let execution issue;
(c) using any logo, and/or layout which may be calculated to falsely advertise the services or products of Defendant XX, www.Esilver2go.com, www.Tiffany4ever.com, www.Shopluxury.us, www.Tcoworld.com, and/or any other website or business, as being sponsored by, authorized by, endorsed by, or in any way associated with Tiffany;
(d) falsely representing themselves as being connected with Tiffany through sponsorship or association;
(f) using any reproduction, counterfeit, copy, or colorable imitation of the Tiffany Marks or Tiffany Copyrights in connection with the publicity, promotion, sale, or advertising of any goods sold by XX, www.Esilver2go.com, www.Tiffany4ever.com, www.Shopluxury.us, www.Tcoworld.com, and/or any other website or business, including, without limitation, jewelry, pendants, bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces and clothing accessories, namely, cuff-links, key rings and money clips;
(k) effecting assignments or transfers, forming new entities or associations or utilizing any other device for the purpose of circumventing or otherwise avoiding the prohibitions set forth above.