Welcome to my Site
The issue of Copyright Trolls and their activities can be a confusing and scary at first. First take a read of the following posts/articles and then start to look around. Use the search option for specific articles.
Introduction to Porn Copyright Trolling
EFF Page on Copyright Trolls
Calls and Letters
Give the Troll the “Richard Pryor Response”
Written “Richard Pryor Response”
Exculpatory evidence request letter from Keith Lipscomb
Lutz makes a funny
Negligence – So Easy Even A Troll Can Understand It
What To Do If Served A Summons or Complaint
Troll Depositions – What To Expect
Ars Technica Article – “Enraged by abusive lawsuits, anonymous troll slayers fight back”
One Doe’s Story – Take a listen. Great information.
Please post any questions, ask advice, or just let use know how the Troll are affecting you. I don’t mind helping out, but I’m one-man deep here.
PACER / RECAP
One of the first things I will always suggest to a new Doe is to get a PACER account. PACER is Public Access to Court Electronic Records.
Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet. PACER is provided by the federal Judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service.
Here is the registration page to get a PACER account. PACER accounts are free to obtain, but you will have to provide a credit/debit card to be billed for documents and searches.
There is no registration fee. However, the Judicial Conference of the United States has established a fee for access to information in PACER. All registered users will be charged as follows:
Use of web-based PACER systems will generate an $.10 per page charge.
Audio files of court hearings retrieved via PACER will generate a $2.40 per file charge.
You are billed on a quarterly basis and if you keep it under $15.00, it is free. If you are only accessing your cases, that should be easy for most.
One way you can save some money on your PACER bill, as well as give something back to this community is to use RECAP (“turning PACER around”) when accessing PACER. This really helps me and other who do a good amount of research and analysis on these cases. It isn’t cheap and getting a $50+ bill is not unusual. If you like what I do, please use RECAP when possible.
What RECAP does is check PACER (when you access it) and tell you if there are “free” copies of the various case documents (and dockets) available to download. If so, you are able to download it with ease. If you have to pay for document, RECAP uploads the document and then other people can obtains free copies. Note: RECAP is only as current as the latest docket/file download. If you see the last date of filing on a case is after the last RECAP, you will need to access it via PACER to get the latest information/document(s) & update RECAP.
RECAP also has a Web page to search page for court documents.