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The proliferation of so-called cybersquatters, people who [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2008, 08:37
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The proliferation of so-called cybersquatters, people who register the Internet domain names of high-profile companies in hopes of reselling the rights to those names for a profit, led to passing the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act in 1999, allowing companies to seed up to $100000 in damages against those who register domain names with the sole intent of selling them later.

A passing the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act in 1999, allowing companies to seed up to $100000 in damages against those who register domain names with the sole intent of selling them later.

B the passage of the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act in 1999, which allows companies to seed up to $100000 in damages against those who register domain names with the sole intent that they will sell

C the passage in 1999 of the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, which allows companies to seed up to $100000 in damages against those who register domain names with the sole intent of selling

D the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, which was passed in 1999, and it allows companies to seek up to $100000 in damages against those who register domain names with the sole intent to sell

E the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, passed in 1999, and it allows companies to seek up to $100000 in damages against those who register domain names with the sole intent of selling
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Re: SC: Good one! [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2008, 10:58
OA will follow once people give enough contribution to this question because this is a tricky one.
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Re: SC: Good one! [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2008, 11:33
My answer is C.

B modifies 1999
D and E change meaning..it ddid not lead to the act, but the passing of the act
A - led to passing is wrong, should be led to THE passing
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Re: SC: Good one! [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2008, 11:39
I still think it's B

B the passage of the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act in 1999, which allows companies to seed up to $100000 in damages against those who register domain names with the sole intent that they will sell

"the passage" is the direct object of "led to". "of the ACCP" is a prepositional phrase acting as an adjective modifying passage and "in 1999" is also a prepositional phrase acting as an adjective modifying passage. "which allows companies...." doesn't modify "in 1999" because "in 1999" is a prepositional phrase acting as an adjective and not the direct object. When you have something such as ", that...." or ", which", or any other dependent clause that modifies, that phrase/clause modifies the direct object preceeding the clause. As Manhattan GMAT says...take out the middlemen.

Middlemen are " of the ACCPA" and "in 1999". so we have "led to the passage, which allows"....this shows you what ", which" modifies. There aren't modification issues with B.
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Re: SC: Good one! [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2008, 11:45
See my post in response to sterny - i give reasons....please explain yourself because right now I just see your conclusion and can't see why you think "which" modifies "1999"
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Re: SC: Good one! [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2008, 11:49
I've found a post on another website that says C is correct:

http://www.passion.org.cn/club/redirect ... o=lastpost


I still disagree with this answer as no one has stated a compelling reason as to why C is correct.
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Re: SC: Good one! [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2008, 12:04
I agree with morris....Which doesn't modifies '1999' morris explained it well.
and for a short cut --> 'which' never modifies a date
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Re: SC: Good one! [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2008, 12:08
If this is indeed a GMATPrep question (as indicated by the other website), then I guess it comes down to always choose the answer where the antecedent directly preceeds the term "which" because this question was evidently written by the GMAT authors and they will use the same principles on questions I might have to answer on the real thing.

I can disagree later, but I want to get it correct on the GMAT. ;-)

Also, there appears to be a typo in the question. "to seed up to" should be "to seek up to"
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Re: SC: Good one! [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2008, 12:27
I guess the confusion is mainly between B and C.

B the passage of the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act in 1999, which allows companies to seed up to $100000 in damages against those who register domain names with the sole intent that they will sell
The "they" in B is ambiguous. It is not clear if it refers to the cybersquatters or the domains themselves.

C the passage in 1999 of the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, which allows companies to seed up to $100000 in damages against those who register domain names with the sole intent of selling
This ambiguity is absent in C. Even though the initial part reads awkward, there is nothing wrong with it.

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Re: SC: Good one! [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2008, 14:08
OA is C
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Re: SC: Good one! [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2008, 09:27
Late..
C is better than B because of modifier issues as its popular with GMAT writers to test us with this concept. Also 'intent of selling' is better than 'intent that they will sell'.
So, keep C.
Now D and E are more verbose 'passed in 1999' and ' which was passed in 1999' Vs 'passage of'.
D uses 'intent to sell' I still prefer 'intent of selling'
I like C.
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