K5 proprietor Rusty first found out about the homonymic squatters while planning for the financial future of the site after the impending kick in the pants early next year from OSDN. "The subscription idea was really going nowhere. Everyone was bitching about PayPal, and you know all those bastards who want us to accept Visa and MasterCard will be nowhere to be found when we actually shell out the 50 USD a month for a merchant account. So I had to find something else."
Coupled with the recent new features added to the Scoop codebase and implemented on the site, Rusty stumbled on a brilliant plan. "The site was just getting too hard to use and manage. Those same people bitching about PayPal were also bitching about the usability. And we're not financially solvent. Then it hit me, the answer to all our woes: Kuro5hin Training!" The plan would be to set up a roadshow where Rusty would travel around the US and Europe, offering seminars on the finer points of using Scoop and being part of the k5 community. "I had a few of the courses mapped out, like Advanced Trolling the k5 Way and If There's One More Goddamn Paranoid WTC Story I'm Going To Kill greenrd: An Anger Management Approach. Something was missing, though."
Frantically searching the web for ideas to flesh out his road to riches, Rusty was crushed to find that such a course of study already existed, and was enraged to find the similarities in the domain name of the company offering the course--CorrOcean. "They changed the spelling," he said, "but they totally stole our name." The course: Corrosion Training
"This is clearly an attempt to take advantage of our name and reputation built over the last few years," Rusty said outside the mostly-empty courtroom. "I mean, the judge said we could change our pronunciation to 'CUR-ROE-SHIN' or 'CUR-ROE-VHIN', and that no one knew how the hell to pronounce it anyway. It's just not fair."
"They've even gone so far as to claim to offer a wide range of flexible pipe monitoring offerings, but I've been monitoring a flexible pipe nightly for at least three years, ever since the JenniCam came online."
When contacted for a comment, Inoshiro replied "It's stunning. I mean, to help build this community only to have all our goodwill pirated by a bunch of seawater-swilling Norwegians. Words fail me."
Asked what he had planned after this latest setback, Rusty grew pensive. "I don't know," he said. "One of CorrOcean's lawyers talked to me during a recess in the proceedings and tried to make amends. Apparently CorrOcean is looking for a NDT-OPERATØRER/INSPEKTØRER. But I just know perl, and I don't know if I can 'Bruk av robotisert og automatisert NDT-utstyr for undervannsbruk'."