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    Question Copyright related questions?

    I am in a process of developing a travel website, but i figured out that the name that i suggest is already existing but the website extension is different.

    Eg: will be my website, but i found a website with is copyright and named

    Can i still continue with mine, as it will be "in" extension?

    Pls help

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    I am NOT a qualified legal professional, and laws (particularly copyright laws, which cross country boundaries) should really be advised by a lawyer.
    But, since you asked, here is my opinion.

    In most cases copyright applies to the CONTENT on a website and not the domain name.
    You cannot copyright the domain name (as far as I know) although it is likely it can be registered as a trademark.
    If your company name is 'similar' to another - which is protected by copyright - you may suffer from confusion; where consumers mistake you for them or vice versa. Unless your company name and/or the content of your site is identical to another you should not be in violation of any copyright laws.
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