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Copyright Trolling: AF Holdings Names Another Doe

Posted in I.P. Address Suits, Interesting Cases, Open Wi-Fi, Porn Industry, WiFi Negligence

It looks like the Copyright Trolls are trying to make good on their threats to start suing individuals who refuse to settle up. Earlier, Daniel G. Ruggiero named Robert Liberatore in a suit filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Now, Ruggiero has filed another suit, also in Pennsylvania, this time against Edward Huynh. The… Continue Reading

Pinterest Dodges Copyright Infringement Charges

Posted in DMCA Safe Harbor, Fair Use, Infringement Defenses, Online piracy

It seems that as soon as you become marginally successful on the Internet, you are accused of copyright infringement.  So too with Pinterest. If you don’t know, Pinterest is the clever little service that allows you to freely surf the Internet, and if you come across an interesting picture or image, you can “pin it”… Continue Reading

Copyright Piracy OK if You Spend The Money You Saved

Posted in DMCA Safe Harbor, Fair Use, Infringement Defenses, Online piracy

The Swiss government has been considering additional legislation to address online copyright infringement.  First, when you read an article about copyrights, you know which way the author leans by whether it’s referred to as “copyright infringement” or “copyright piracy.”  The hardcore ones call it “copyright theft.” The worse you make it sound, the more likely… Continue Reading

Fair Use Defense to Copyright Infringement: What it is and what it isn’t

Posted in Fair Use, Infringement Defenses, Litigation Damages

As a copyright lawyer, I hear a lot of people say “as long as I don’t copy more than 10% of something, it’s fair use.”  Or sometimes you hear them say “as long as I change something, it’s fair use.”  These people are destined for trouble. The “fair use” defense to copyright infringement is actually… Continue Reading