Tag Archives: copyright troll

Chaining a copyright troll: good news for copyright owners


Remember that scene in the first Lord of the Rings movie where the cave troll with a dangling, broken chain around its neck threatens everyone in sight?  Well, it looks as if one of the biggest copyright trolls in the … Continue reading

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Copyright Wars Escalate: News from the Front Lines

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One of my new favorite websites, Myce.com is full of news about the ongoing battle over how copyright law can or should be enforced online.  Myce is an “online community” started in the EU which allows anyone to share news, links, reviews, … Continue reading

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Judge Derails Copyright Troll Lawsuit With One Practical Question

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A judge in Washington D.C. this week derailed a lawsuit by copyright troll the  U.S. Copyright Group against 23,232 people who allegedly downloaded the Sylvester Stallone film The Expendables.  And, according to Time Magazine,  he did it by asking one … Continue reading

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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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