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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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Top Posts from 2011

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I started this blog in March, 2011, with good intentions of focusing on that funny place where technology and marketing intersects life. For the most part, I’ve stuck to writing about marketing, legal, and technology subjects and how they affect … 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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Free Justin Bieber – and the rest of us, too!

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Seen the online photos of Justin Bieber in prison yet? If not, chances are you will before long, because the viral campaign from a new activist group is turning up everywhere online. The idea behind the campaign is that a bill from … Continue reading

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Copyright troll Righthaven gets a reprieve


As reported previously, things haven’t been going all that well lately for Righthaven, the notorious copyright troll that has been going after not-for-profit organizations, mom-and-pop bloggers, and individuals who shared content from its newspaper clients — while completely ignoring for-profit … Continue reading

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Granny successfully fights porn download charge

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In July, I wrote about the case of a 70-year-old woman who was fighting back against one of the thousands of lawsuits filed against John and Jane Doe defendants who allegedly downloaded copyrighted material from BitTorrent. While many people cave … 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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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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