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Author Topic: Another Small Victory in the Malibu Media Lawsuits  (Read 5434 times)

Greg Troy (KeepFighting)

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Another Small Victory in the Malibu Media Lawsuits
« on: July 25, 2012, 09:56:03 PM »
I was just reading an article over at the Die Troll Die website where Judge Martinez in Colorado has just ruled in two of Malibu Media's lawsuits that the court finds improper the joinder of all of the does in one filing. One case names does 1-5 and another case names does 1-54. In what seems to be a move designed to make it tougher for the trolls, Judge Martinez has ruled he must file a separate suit for each doe which will quickly add up to a nice chunk of change. So now if Malibu Media wishes to continue with their suit they must file a 57 suits instead of 2 at $350 a filing which means they must pay $19,950 to pursue this. I think Judge Martinez deserves and ELI pat on the back for striking back at the trolls and their frivolous lawsuits. Now Malibu Media must decide if the limited prospects for victory is worth the outlay of cash to file the suits. You can read the entire article as well as Judge Martinez's rulings in the link below.

http://dietrolldie.com/2012/07/25/judge-martinez-co-severs-does-in-colorado-malibu-media-cases-112-cv-01405-112-cv-01407/
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Re: Another Small Victory in the Malibu Media Lawsuits
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012, 06:57:55 AM »
we've been seeing more of this as of late, I agree with Matthew that it is not the intent of the trolls to follow thru on these suits, but to use them as leverage to obtain names and then settle quickly. Most certainly a huge blow to their scheme. It really boils down abuse of the system.
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Re: Another Small Victory in the Malibu Media Lawsuits
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012, 10:29:19 PM »
I agree and it certainly makes me happy to see more and more of this type of thing happening. I hope that the judges make it so hard for the trolls that they won't try this crap anymore and let the courts deal with legitimate cases of willful copyright infringement as it should be.

we've been seeing more of this as of late, I agree with Matthew that it is not the intent of the trolls to follow thru on these suits, but to use them as leverage to obtain names and then settle quickly. Most certainly a huge blow to their scheme. It really boils down abuse of the system.
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