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« Last post by Matthew Chan on May 08, 2020, 05:11:09 PM »
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Announcements / All Forums on Indefinite Hiatus status.
« Last post by Matthew Chan on March 14, 2019, 01:31:47 AM »
All discussion forums on the ELI Forums are on hiatus for an indefinite period of time. Because I (along with other ELI admins/moderators) are unable to sufficiently moderate, monitor, and participate in the forums due to our "real lives", I have decided to suspend the forums.

The forums will still be available as an information resource for new readers and victims. There may be periodic updates as warranted. If there are any changes to the hiatus status, we will post them here.
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Higbee Associates Letter & Lawsuits Forum / This Forum is on Indefinite Hiatus
« Last post by Matthew Chan on March 12, 2019, 01:33:26 AM »
Because I cannot be here to moderate the forums as much as I used to, I am forced to place this forum on hiatus (read-only mode). I am not sure how long the hiatus will last. It may be temporary or it may be permanent.  I simply cannot be here to respond to every question, comment, issue, complaint, criticism, or outlandish statement that is posted. I cannot catch every spam-bot that invades this forum with adware. Unfortunately, all discussion forums need a moderator/moderation team or it loses direction and goes off in weird, inexplicable directions. Or it gets overrun by spambots or trolls.

I have been doing a terrible job moderating lately simply because I have been absent for days and sometimes weeks at a time. I simply cannot be here to monitor, moderate, or participate. My closest and trusted ELI friends are also busy with their own lives and businesses to monitor, moderate, or participate. Given this, it is best to put this forum on hiatus.

Over the years, we have tried to help thousands of copyright extortion victims by encouraging information exchange, debate, unconventional ideas, and openly sharing our information and thoughts on these forums. Some of it was conventional wisdom, some of it was unconventional and unorthodox.  There seems to be a faction that believe that the only suggestions we should give out is "settle or go hire a lawyer".  If that was the case, there would be no need for a forum that contain thousands of messages discussing and debating the subject on different cases and people's situations. Last time I checked, lawyers charge hundreds of dollars per hour. Hence, for years ELI ha been at the forefront of seeking out unconventional ideas, tactics, and strategies for the "little guy".

Copyright trolling and copyright extortion is still alive and well. The names and players have changed over the years but many of the underlying tactics are still the same. Unfortunately, most victims will have to learn how to fend for themselves or find alternative resources.  I still believe people need to get educated because there are few places to get "affordable help". Given this, I believe new victims are well-served by delving into the forum archives.

For now, every forum has either been "retired" or placed on indefinite hiatus. If anything changes, we will let you know here.
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Getty Images Letter Forum / This Forum is on Indefinite Hiatus
« Last post by Matthew Chan on March 12, 2019, 01:25:26 AM »
Because I cannot be here to moderate the forums as much as I used to, I am forced to place this forum on hiatus (read-only mode). I am not sure how long the hiatus will last. It may be temporary or it may be permanent.  I simply cannot be here to respond to every question, comment, issue, complaint, criticism, or outlandish statement that is posted. I cannot catch every spam-bot that invades this forum with adware. Unfortunately, all discussion forums need a moderator/moderation team or it loses direction and goes off in weird, inexplicable directions. Or it gets overrun by spambots or trolls.

I have been doing a terrible job moderating lately simply because I have been absent for days and sometimes weeks at a time. I simply cannot be here to monitor, moderate, or participate. My closest and trusted ELI friends are also busy with their own lives and businesses to monitor, moderate, or participate. Given this, it is best to put this forum on hiatus.

Over the years, we have tried to help thousands of copyright extortion victims by encouraging information exchange, debate, unconventional ideas, and openly sharing our information and thoughts on these forums. Some of it was conventional wisdom, some of it was unconventional and unorthodox.  There seems to be a faction that believe that the only suggestions we should give out is "settle or go hire a lawyer".  If that was the case, there would be no need for a forum that contain thousands of messages discussing and debating the subject on different cases and people's situations. Last time I checked, lawyers charge hundreds of dollars per hour. Hence, for years ELI has been at the forefront of seeking out unconventional ideas, tactics, and strategies for the "little guy".

Copyright trolling and copyright extortion is still alive and well. The names and players have changed over the years but many of the underlying tactics are still the same. Unfortunately, most victims will have to learn how to fend for themselves or find alternative resources.  I still believe people need to get educated because there are few places to get "affordable help". Given this, I believe new victims are well-served by delving into the forum archives.

For now, every forum has either been "retired" or placed on indefinite hiatus. If anything changes, we will let you know here.
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I cannot believe how slow this court is.  It might be another year before the defendants actually have to file an answer. 
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Thanks Matthew, no i don't have to into pacer...you know what happens when I get in there!!
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Here is a better link with some documents to download read.  PacerMonitor is a terrible resource.

https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/7088874/meyer-suozzi-english-klein-pc-v-higbee/

It is interesting. Apparently, Nick Youngson felt the need to hire a sole practitioner lawyer to enter the case to fight the default judgment. I guess he doesn't want himself or RM Media to get hit with a default judgment despite the fact he is in the UK.

This is what happens when Youngson authorizes Higbee to file dumb lawsuits.  Some defendants do bite back in very unexpected ways. I have been saying that for years. Better be careful or else.

I cannot imagine that Youngson's new lawyer is working for free. So, SOMEONE is paying for this. My guess is that Youngson/RM Media did not count on having to spend money defending a countersuit and trying to untangle this mess they started.
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i'll try to get into pacer this weekend , see what there is worth grabbing..
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Lots of new activity on this case, anyone have a Pacer account to access the docs? Would love to see what's going on at the dumpster fire:

https://www.pacermonitor.com/case/24735615/Meyer,_Suozzi,_English__Klein,_PC_v_Higbee_et_al
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More information has come out (independent of ELI's efforts) that "playing it loose" could be an understatement. Not sure what is going on lately but there does seem to be a LOT of reporting about Higbee operations happening lately.

DC lawyer Paul Alan Levy of Public Citizen with his detailed, well-written piece calling them a copyright troll.  And of course, our friends at Techdirt who has published no less than 3 recent articles themselves relating to the Higbee operation.

So, it appears Higbee operations has grown enough or triggered enough people to get on some people's radar.  It ain't just ELI watching or following them anymore.  There are influencers and observers much larger and effective than ELI now watching the Higbee operation.

That could be.  It would not surprise me in light of their volume.    They might be playing a little loose in their prelitigation work, but they appear to be very buttoned-up once they head to court.  I do see them prevailing on their motion practice against some big firms.   
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