We WON... Corbis Internet is victorious!
Its been a truly awful 3 months and while the result is what we always expected it to be, I'm not celebrating just yet. I'm frankly still a little angry - but rest assured, it will pass.
In time I hope to write about this experience - its quite a tale I promise you. Perhaps it will be something that will inspire others in a similar situation? While I do still believe the Mega Corps should be able to protect themselves against cyber squatters etc, they should also be mindful that their actions to protect their empires cause real harm to the innocent. Strong words yes... but entirely appropriate considering the huge resources waged against an individual that posed no real threat to the other party.
And how terribly sad it is that this particular domain dispute has become a huge world-wide news item simply because the result is so highly unusual. Lets hope this small shock to the status quo is just the beginning and in future results like this are a little more common.