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Author Topic: Another reversal for the trolls -- and they head right back for more  (Read 4007 times)

Moe Hacken

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Porn trolls have been floundering in court as of late, and appear to be so dense they're willing to go right back into trolling action so they can get sanctioned some more:

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120716/08573019710/copyright-troll-claims-sanctions-against-him-are-bullst-hes-going-to-keep-sending-questionable-subpoenas.shtml

Here's porn troll Evan Stone's reaction to being sanctioned for being too stupid to follow the court's clearly-stated instructions:

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“They just punted, and said you waived your arguments, so we have to affirm,” he told Ars Friday morning. “I'm ready for someone to take this up, this issue of copyright subpoenas in the Fifth Circuit. That's really the bigger issue. I'm just going to move on from this whole sanction thing. I think it's bullshit and I think it shouldn't have happened. I’d rather move on with my life than be right. That's what I’m going to do. We're going to do some more copyright subpoenas, and we're going to bring them before the district and see if they are accepted or denied and then bring them before the Fifth Circuit.”

Evan Stone seems to be quite unclear on the concept. The blowback he's causing will help build the case against abusive trolling. Thanks, Evan Stone, for being so incompetent you're helping our side.
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Re: Another reversal for the trolls -- and they head right back for more
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 12:54:21 PM »
That is a good article Moe, the fact that he is openly saying he's going to continue to do it kind of boggles the mind. It will be interesting to see what happens to him when and if he does it again. Thanks for sharing the article :)
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Re: Another reversal for the trolls -- and they head right back for more
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 06:31:34 PM »
I found this to be interesting as it relates to the article "The Relational Contingency of Rights". The article mentions that staying out of court and the scrutiny of judges is good for copyright trolls, bad for copyright users. Mostly because it keeps them working silently away from any attempt at regulation or reform if the court system is unaware of their trolling because it's mostly settled out of court.

This one lawyer is so dumb he doesn't even realize that the last thing he wants to do is bring more attention to the trolling by taking up to higher courts where more light will be shined on the abusive "business model" the trolls have been abusing. This paves the way to reform by potentially setting precedents that will help copyright users defend themselves, make it more difficult and more expensive for trolls to do their trolling, and ultimately may even provoke reform at the regulatory level.

I can't believe the guy got a law degree and passed the bar somewhere. Even a rat will learn from aversive conditioning.
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