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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Happy Birthday to DieTrollDie

Posted in Uncategorized

The DieTrollDie blog turned one-years old today.  The mystery man who keeps so many people so well informed of how best to deal with these frivolous mass bittorent cases has thanked many people for making the last year so much fun. If you haven’t been to the site, it’s a must read for anyone dealing… Continue Reading

Court’s Patience With Bittorrent Litigation Wearing Thin

Posted in Contingent Fee, I.P. Address Suits, Interesting Cases, Porn Industry

As both FightCopyrightTrolls and DieTrollDie have recently reported, the Courts are growing increasingly impatient with plaintiffs in mass bittorrent litigation. Orders severing the defendants are becoming commonplace, and the plaintiffs are finding those cases substantially less lucrative. First, Judge Hill  is reported to have killed many of the porn-related bittorrent suits down in Louisiana.  Effectively,… Continue Reading

“Does” Start To Strike Back In Bittorrent Litigation

Posted in Doe Counter-Suits, Interesting Cases

Over at FightCopyrightTrolls, they put together a great listing of cases where the hunted has become the hunter.  ”John Does” as they are called frequently crumble and settle under the pressure of the plaintiffs in mass bittorrent cases. Sometimes the Does just ignore the cases, but that too has its dangers.  Rarely, but more and… Continue Reading

Viacom Sued Over Photo of Demi Moore

Posted in DMCA Safe Harbor, Interesting Cases, Online piracy

National Photo Group is a company that licenses photographs of celebrities. They claim to own the copyrights on a multitude of  photographs of celebrities.  Licensing those photographs to online and print publications is the ‘bread and butter of its business.’  Viacom is the parent company of VH1, which as we all know is a television channel… Continue Reading

Google Now Using DMCA Takedown Notices To Affect Search Ranking

Posted in DMCA Safe Harbor, Online piracy

Google recently announced that it will begin using the number of DMCA takedown notices that a site receives. ”Starting next week, we will begin taking into account a new signal in our rankings: the number of valid copyright removal notices we receive for any given site,” said Amit Singhal, Google SVP of engineering. “Sites with high… Continue Reading

Prenda Law Lawyer Gets Hammered

Posted in I.P. Address Suits, Interesting Cases

It seems like these copyright plaintiff’s lawyers for the porn industry just can’t do anything right.  Yesterday I blogged about a Federal Judge who ordered a copyright plaintiff’s lawyer to show cause why he shouldn’t be sanctioned for completely ignoring the Judge’s order.  Today, another judge drops the hammer on a different lawyer, Joseph Perea. Looks… Continue Reading