Tag Archives: BitTorrent

When Does a Copyright Troll Back Down?

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It’s a known fact that while copyright trolls tell those they are suing that they will pursue all of their cases to the bitter end, that isn’t how they behave. Court records show dozens – if not hundreds – of … Continue reading

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New York Judge to Copyright Trolls: Get Real!

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A judge last week told a copyright troll to “get real” and stop abusing the court system.  The ruling came in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York involving four lawsuits, all of them related to … Continue reading

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Hey, Dummies: That’s Illegal!

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Not to be outdone by the movie, music, and TV industries, a print publisher (John Wiley & Sons) has joined the party and filed its first mass copyright infringement lawsuit  against BitTorrent users.  27 “John Doe” defendants have been sued … Continue reading

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Copyright lawsuits are here to stay: news to avoid being sued

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Last week’s news about copyright troll Righthaven was good for those who care both about freedom from unreasonable litigation and the right of creative people to protect their work – but lest we forget that there are still plenty of … 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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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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