January 30, 2004

B.C.'s Microsoft fighter raking it in on eBay

A student in British Columbia who made news around the world when he took on Microsoft over his domain name now stands to make thousands
of dollars on the internet auction site eBay.

Mike Rowe, from the Victoria area of B.C., has put his 25 pages of correspondence with Microsoft's lawyers up for auction on eBay, along with an
inch-thick document outlining Microsoft's case to the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva.

"I have two copies of these and I will be keeping one for my own personal memoirs," Rowe wrote in the text accompanying the Internet auction item.

By 5 p.m. ET Friday, there were 105 bids for the material. Bidding had soared to $40,000, with six days to go before the sale closed.

Link: cbc.ca

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