Breaking: Kentucky Appeals Court Ruling


According to a report on Fox 17 in Nashville, the Kentucky Court of Appeals. has blocked the state’s attempt to seize gambling domains. The decision can be read online.

Essentially, the appeals court ruled that domain names are not “gambling devices,” and as a result, the initial ruling could not hold since the law pertains to “gambling devices.” The ruling did not address other issues involving the domain seizure, so the law could potentially be revised to include domain names, and perhaps they could be at risk again in the future in Kentucky.   I suppose it really depends on how much time and effort the Kentucky Legislative and Judicial branches wish to devote to this.

Mike Berkens, who has provided extensive commentary on the Kentucky domain seizure, has provides additional feedback on the ruling today.

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