Copyright Troll News

Prenda Law starts using robocalls to intimidate its targets. Will IARDC


Prenda law, one of the sleaziest law firms in the US history, a brainchild of a divorce-lawyer-turned-copyrighttroll John Steele, uses a super-secret homebrewed software, written by unlicensed wannabe forensic experts,

Apparently, Copyright Trolls Don’t Need to Tell the Band When


publicity (and even if it does, that’s still a dick move Lars). So, imagine All Shall Perish’s surprise when they learned that a Panamanian copyright troll, which no one remembers hiring, recently filed suit against 80 of their fans.

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Comcast defends its subscribers against copyright 2012-06

EFF Slams Negligence Claim in Corbin Fisher Copyright Suit.

Copyright Trolls


Down the hole with the copyright trolls? | Right Wing News


Not really a big surprise. One of the points I made at this month’s CSUSA panel on this topic was that when you push too hard on enforcement, someone who matters 1” either legislators, judges or rampaging mobs 2 will punish you and leave

Copyright trolls have gone too far and will be stopped. They make a mockery out of US copyright laws. I believe their days are numbered.

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Copyright Trolling Attorneys

 Copyright Trolling Attorneys Lose Big in US District Court.

Copyrighttrolling well runs dry for Righthaven – Washington Examiner


In case you missed the news this past Friday afternoon, a federal court has finally put an end to the unfortunate practice of copyrighttrolling. Copyrighttrolling well runs dry for Righthaven. March 13, 2012. Leave a comment That such a ruling was ever necessary is a testament to the ingenuity of trial lawyers in finding new fields of liability to exploit in their pursuit of self-enrichment. In 2006, four years before he founded Righthaven, attorney Steve Gibson co-authored a paper on

Copyright trolls attempt to extort a wrong person, invite a class action


The lawsuit is filed on behalf of Jennifer Baker, one of the victims who did not want to forgive an unprovoked assault by a copyright troll lawyer M. Keith Lipscomb. Lipscomb is one of the most cynical and productive trolls,


The Nevada State Bar announced in January that it is looking into complaints against Gibson and two other Righthaven attorneys.

David Freddoso is The Examiner’s online opinion editor. He can be reached at

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — A court case filed in Massachusetts District Court on Monday accuses a group of 15 defendants of negligence of their wireless networks. “They allowed the network to be open, they allowed this illegal activity to occur so they were negligent and should be held liable,” said Attorney Marvin Cable — an attorney of one of the defendants. “Even though they did not directly download it [themselves].”
Because this case is of first impression, the outcome of this case may determine whether operating an open wifi router is per se negligent, making open wifi operators liable for the illegal use of the open wifi users.
The claims filed in court on Monday are an addendum to the case. The precedent will affect the outcome of many trials to come.

Copyright trolling is being examined closely and will cause some changes to the copyright laws.

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Copyright protection

Copyright protection
If you are an artist, writer or any creative type you should know what protection you have for your works of art. You do have protection. Know your rights and learn from other peoples mistakes. Here a few interesting articles. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:32:32 GMT

Why we should abolish “free” copyright protection for industrial designLexology (registration)In the mid 1970’s free market economist Milton Friedman popularised the saying “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”. The “free lunch” in the expression r …
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Copyright Protection For YouTube Content | YouTube Tips Most great YouTube videos have great music too. But content creators and YouTube users in general must follow strict ru…

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.@DrRimmer: The copyright wars are best understood against the backdrop of the draconian length of protection #hbr 


Copyright protection basics
We look at the three different FORMS of protection — copyright, trademarks and patents, and learn where each is used. We explore what ‘copyright’ can offer …

Why we should abolish “free” copyright protection for industrial design – Lexology (registration)

Digital Copyright Protection

An introduction to major digital techniques that can be used by copyright holders to defend their copyright discusses encryption methods, key-based systems to lock data, network-based key systems, tagging methods, counterfeit protection, and other topics. Original. (Intermediate).

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Digital rights management

publishers, copyright holders, and individuals with the intent to control the use … function are to circumvent content protection technologies …

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Copyright law of the United States

The Copyright Law of the United States intends to encourage the creation of art and … Before the 1976 Copyright Act, copyright protection was …Read more …

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Online #copyright protection and detection.

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Copy Protection for 3-D Printing Aims to Prevent a Piracy Plague Tue, 27 Aug 2013 04:00:00 GMT

However, it will have to be implemented carefully, he says, pointing to the music industry’s failed attempts to rein in file sharing by embedding copy protection, or DRM, into music files. Major music download services no longer

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Booting Up: Consumer/Copyright Protection Edition

Google, Microsoft and Netflix receive push back on ‘unethical’ HTML video copyright protection proposal [ Ars Technica ] Obama’s consumer bill …


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Intellectual Property Lawyers and Litigation

In the past few years, IP (Intellectual Property) crime has become a big issue, with things such as Internet piracy becoming a big headache for all. IP infringement is a kind of crime that can affect any person who holds IP rights relating to any creation or idea. Incidents such as counterfeiting, general and copyright infringements, and piracy are all IP crimes. Without requisite protection to your creations or ideas, it can be cumbersome to initiate action against all those who are responsible for this crime, because legally you had not protected your work or idea in the first place. This often leaves your IP rights open to abuse.

IP (intellectual property) is a name given to anything valuable that emanates from your mind, such as artistic work, inventions, or designs, symbols, names, images that are used by companies. A business logo or a brand is a prefect example, as branding involves millions of dollars and years of labor. The good will that your brand enjoys is closely interwined within your brand, and is a big factor that distinguish your products on the market. This is a valuable property, and needs protection. This is where an copyright lawyer can be of help to you.

* Patents

They can be defined as any substance, process, method or device that is useful, new or inventive. Invention need not be totally unique, but should have inventive steps, and should be able to be used in industry. For instance, many fast food, and soft drink companies have patents for machines deigned by them. They have exclusive right to use them, or sell them according to their wish. This also gives them a right to take action against anybody who uses this property without their permission.

* Trademarks

Trademarks are words, word, or symbol that is used for representing a company or its products. Everybody knows about the power of brands that are highly successful in the market. No other company or person can use the brand because it is a registered trademark of the company. A MA IP lawyer can help you in protecting your rights by using appropriate safeguards available to you under the law.

* Copyright

Ownership of property is actually a bundle of rights, which allows owners to copy, modify, reproduce, or license to copy modify, or reproduce the said property. Movies, books, poems, and various other things can be protected by the copyright. For instance, many soft drink makes have copyrights on their TV ads, shape of bottles, or their theme songs.

* Design Rights

A design refers to pattern, configuration, or shape that gives a unique appearance to a product. It must also be distinctive and unique. For instance, fashion designers often protect their work with the help of a MA IP lawyer, and often license their designs to others.

* Trade Secrets

These secrets are the ones that make your services or products unique from the rest of the companies, and make you, and/or your products or services unique. In order to get your secret recognized as a IP, you need to take certain steps in consultation with MA IP lawyer. Adequate steps should be taken to maintain the secret. This will ensure that any breach of confidentiality is true, and suitable action can be initiated against the erring party by MA IP lawyer.

Getting the necessary protection

IP lawyers deal with all the variations of IP protection for ensuring watertight protection to ideas, creations and works of their clients. This includes copyright, designs, patents, and trademarks.

When you get in touch with a specialist MA IP lawyer to get your work or idea protected, you will have complete peace of mind that in case of an infringement, you have legal framework in place to take action prescribed under the law to resolve the situation. Your IP lawyer will be able to pin point he best way to protect your idea or creation so that there are negligible chances of any infringement.

Once you have a consultation with your lawyer about your IP rights, you can find out more details on actions that you can take if you find that any infringement has occurred. If you feel that you’ve already suffered any infringement over your intellectual property rights, you should discuss this with your copyright lawyer.

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What is fair use?

Fair Use & Copyrights

We look at some rules allowing you to use some video, images and music under the rules of fair use and copyright law. For Additional information on media law go to: More resources here: A lot of viewers have been…

Copyright, Fair Use and Library Resources Success


The Copyright, Fair Use and Library Resources workshop held at the University Boardroom on Tuesday was a success for all in attendance. Two speakers Kelly Leu and Carl Nelson presented on the topic of Copyright & Fair

CIS Fair Use Legal Experts Answer Fair Use Questions – Stanford Center for Internet and Society

Stanford Center for Internet and Society On April 21, 2011, YouTube invited the public to ask our CIS Fair Use experts questions regarding fair use. Anthony Falzone, Executive Director of the Fair Use Project, and Julie Ah…


Questioning Copyright’s Trade-Off | Electronic Frontier Foundation


That delicate equation is complicated by many factors, and the right policy should find the balance of copyright scope and duration, limitations and exceptions like fair use, and the appropriate remedies in case of infringement.

Brownmark v. Comedy Partners: Court Finds Fair Use Without


Faced with a copyright infringement suit where your defense is fair use? Chances are you wouldn’t consider making a motion to dismiss at the outset. Instead, you will most likely contemplate extensive discovery and an

What is fair use?

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New York Law Journal Reports On Case Involving Social Media Networks

The New York Law Journal recently reported on Chris Hennessey’s favorable decision for a client in the federal district court in Manhattan, which granted a preliminary injunction in an employment, trademark and copyright case involving social media networks.

In the case, Attorneys David Valicenti and Chris Hennessey represented several online marketers whose employee was responsible for their active social media presence. In the course of doing her job, the employee maintained the passwords and other login information for the websites, email accounts, third-party servers, and social media accounts used by the companies.

After the employee was terminated, she failed to return certain access information for numerous social media accounts she managed, including Facebook and Twitter accounts. CKVC commenced suit on behalf of the companies in the Southern District of New York and successfully obtained a preliminary injunction compelling the immediate return of the information.

In granting the return of this information, federal judge Naomi Reice Buchwald found that plaintiffs satisfied the heavy burden of showing irreparable harm required to obtain the injunction. Judge Buchwald focused on the importance social media for Internet marketers like the plaintiffs:

Plaintiffs depend heavily on their online presence to advertise their businesses, which requires the ability to continuously update their profiles and pages and react to online trends. The inability to do so unquestionably has a negative effect on plaintiffs’ reputation and ability to remain competitive, and the magnitude of that effect is difficult, if not impossible, to quantify in monetary terms. Such injury constitutes irreparable harm.

To read the New York Law Journal article on the case, click here.

CONTACT: Chris Hennessey – 413-553-0406



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