Tag Archives: copyright troll

Trade Associations Issue Six-Strikes Tips for Members

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A number of industry trade associations have issued warnings to their members since major U.S. ISP’s entered into an agreement with copyright holders earlier this month on the so-called “six strikes” rule.  The National Federation of Independent Businesses became the latest, publishing … Continue reading

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70-year Old Grandma Fights Porn Download Charge

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A 70-year-old grandmother from San Francisco is fighting charges filed by a Chicago law firm representing the entertainment industry that she used BitTorrent to illegally download pornography.  Named as one of 43 Jane or John Doe defendants in the latest … Continue reading

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The Six Strikes Plan That Could Shut Down Your Business

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A consortium of entertainment copyright holders called The Center for Copyright Information has launched something called the “six strikes plan” that has the potential to shutter unsuspecting businesses by cutting off their Internet access.  Here’s how it works: ISP’s will begin … Continue reading

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Technogranny: Copyright and Social Media Rules


I was thrilled to have this blog featured on the Technogranny show this morning.  We talked about: Things you can’t say online (First Amendment limits) Keeping your job while having your say (Employee rights) Copyright issues for social media users … Continue reading

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Copyright Troll Sues 23,000 over Stallone Film

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I was shocked late last week to hear that my neighbor was one of 23,000 people targeted in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by the copyright trolls at the U.S. Copyright Group (USCG). I wasn’t shocked that the “bounty hunters” … Continue reading

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Federal Judges Shrinking Copyright Troll?

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On Good Friday (April 22, 2011), U.S. District Judge James Mahan issued a ruling that could shrink the biggest copyright troll in the U.S. down to size.    “[Righthaven's] litigation strategy has a chilling effect on potential fair uses of Righthaven-owned articles, … Continue reading

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The Ballad of John Lennon and the Copyright Troll

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Copyright trolls are like this cave troll: poised to drop a hammer on the unwary at any moment. The photo is mine (taken in 2004 outside Te Papa Tongarewa museum in Wellington, NZ).  The photo is copyright free; the troll is not. … Continue reading

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