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Author Topic: Copyright trolls attempt to extort a wrong person, invite a class action lawsuit  (Read 3788 times)

Greg Troy (KeepFighting)

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I found this and thought it was an interesting article. Another case, even though this person was wrongly accused, of someone who is not afraid to fight back and filed a class-action lawsuit.

http://fightcopyrighttrolls.com/2012/07/09/copyright-trolls-attempt-to-extort-a-wrong-person-invite-a-class-action-lawsuit/

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On 07/05/2012 Henry and Associates, PLLC, a lawfirm from Louisville, Kentucky, filed a class action lawsuit against five porno purveyors — well-known copyright trolls. The lawsuit is filed on behalf of Jennifer Barker, one of the victims who did not want to forgive an unprovoked assault by a copyright troll lawyer M. Keith Lipscomb. Lipscomb is one of the most cynical and productive trolls, whose “portfolio” comprises hundreds, if not thousands of trolling lawsuits. He is also one of the few trolls who abuse the Florida’s Pure Bill of Discovery to unjustly enrich himself and his crime partners.

And here's the same story covered by Reuters and TechDirt.

http://newsandinsight.thomsonreuters.com/Legal/News/ViewNews.aspx?id=51585&terms=%40ReutersTopicCodes+CONTAINS+'ANV'

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120710/12331219649/class-action-racketeering-lawsuit-filed-against-copyright-trolling-porn-companies.shtml
« Last Edit: July 10, 2012, 05:21:28 PM by Greg Troy (KeepFighting) »
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Good find Greg!

Gotta love this paragraph.

"In effect, the pornography purveyors have developed a new business model using the court system to extort money from individuals who are merely identified by IP address and with no proof whatsoever that they downloaded copyrighted materials from the Internet. By extorting settlements of $1,000-$5,000 the pornography purveyors have developed a model whereby they can unlawfully gain more money than they can by selling access to their pornographic videos"

Sounds a lot like some other business models we hear a lot about around here.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2012, 09:22:14 AM by stinger »

 

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