Website address; unauthorized use of person's name. (HB409)

Introduced By

Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unauthorized use of person's name in website address; damages. Provides that a person who uses the name of another in an internet website address without the written consent of such other person and with the intent to deceive the public that the website is owned, operated, or authorized by such other person is liable to that person for damages in the amount of $1,000 or three times the amount of actual damages, whichever is greater. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080240520
01/04/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/12/2008Left in Courts of Justice


Tim McCormack writes:

I wonder how this would work as a state law. Perhaps it only matters if the registrant is in the state of Virginia? Do they have to be a citizen?