I think Shakespeare said it best: As I recall the passage ;-)
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a (Montague) Revitforum.
What's (Montague) Revitforum? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So (Romeo) Revitforum would, were he not (Romeo) Revitforum call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. (Romeo) Revitforum, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.
Though I agree with the point the law holds here, I do hope there can be a solution where everyone is satisfied, like the $1 licensing 'fee'...that said...
My skeptical self is also wondering if this was pushed by a certain other forum, in an attempt to get people to come back to their own ADSK affiliated forums??? You know, those forums whose secretive debacle created the spark for these here RevitForums to get started and quickly eclipse those dying, old, slow, (not) mentioned vendor affiliated forums...
The law is the law and there needs to be an attorney well versed in these types of matters to bring forth possible solutions, as our opinions are next to meaningless where the law applies. There is the letter of the law and the nature of the law and only those with case law to rely on usually prevail...regardless, attorneys are probably though unfortunately the only resort other than changing the top-level-domain name...
Finally Munk, I respect your openness and communication of all this and will support you in every and any way I can!