Agreed Bob, but it may also help us in the long run in fighting Getty. If in their letters they continue to threaten legal actions and have Timmy send out letters threatening lawsuits but never follow through on it, in my mind that's classic extortion. It seems to me that if they continue to make threats but never follow through on them, that is something that should be added to complaint letters sent to the attorney general's office (which by the way I did include in my letter )and used to our advantage in fighting Getty.
That's just my thoughts on the matter and I look forward to hearing the opinions of the rest on the matter.
I firmly believe , this is one reason why Getty hardly ever files suit, not only do they have weak cases, they are also afraid of getting called out..without filing suit, they can continue to fly under the radar and send out letters. As we all know a certain percentage of recipients, get freaked and pay, thus keeping the trolling machine alive.
In this article from the website FightCopyrightTrolls.Com Judge Wright actually calls copyright troll Leemore Kushner and her P2P Malibu Media lawsuits an extortion scheme. Hopefully the more the courts call out these trolls on what they are doing the fewer cases will actually be brought and extortion letter victims will be able to tells these trolls to pound sand and drop dead without fear of legal action.
I realize that the percentage of actual cases are very few but people like Judge Wright calling the trolls out on what they are doing will reduse the number even more.