DieTrollDie Podcast (2015-1) – BMG Rights Management v. Cox Communications

I decided to try a little something different from my normal.  I’m hoping that a podcast will offset my writing and still be of some value to the good people out there.  Please bear with me as this is an ongoing project.  I look forward to some feedback on the podcast, as well as any suggested topics or cases you would like to hear about.  Please send me your suggestions – comment below or send to Dietrolldie@dietrolldie.com.

The first topic will cover the recent court verdict that Cox Communication was liable for the copyright infringement of 1398 songs by its subscribers.  The decision only came about because the judge found that Cox lost its DMCA Safe Harbor protections because it failed to failed to implement a repeat-infringer policy.

Here are couple links to what other sites are saying about this decision.  Arstechnica   Torrentfreak   Philly Law Blog   (Yes I know, Jordan Rushie – but I got a good chuckle when he likened the copyright infringement claims in this case to drugs and prostitution)

DieTrollDie 🙂   “We’re so glad to see so many of you lovely people here tonight. And we would especially like to welcome all the representatives of Illinois’s law enforcement community that have chosen to join us here in the Palace Hotel Ballroom at this time. We certainly hope you all enjoy the show. And remember, people, that no matter who you are and what you do to live, thrive and survive, there’re still some things that makes us all the same. You. Me. Them. Everybody. Everybody. ”  {Elwood, The Blues Brothers (1980)}

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About DieTrollDie

I'm one of the many 'John Does' (200,000+ & growing in the US) who Copyright Trolls have threatened with a civil law suit unless they are paid off. What is a Copyright Troll? Check out the Electronic Frontier Foundation link - http://www.eff.org/issues/copyright-trolls
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6 Responses to DieTrollDie Podcast (2015-1) – BMG Rights Management v. Cox Communications

  1. pillsburydoeboy says:

    Great stuff! I think this is a good format for you to speak on these issues. Keep ’em coming!

  2. Christenson says:

    I’m not a listener, but a reader…can I haz a transcript? Should I make one?

  3. Doe says:

    How much did this decision profit Rightscorp? Were they awarded any money from the settlement? How does this affect their business model and credibility?

    • DieTrollDie says:

      No, the award goes to the Plaintiff. Now the Plaintiff could on its own give something to Rightscorp.

      How Rightscorp benefits is because it is unlikely any other ISPS will simply not forward the DMCA/settlement notices to their subscribers. I do wish the ISPS would edit out the settlement portion on the motices. There is NO THING in the DMCA that states an ISP has to forward an unedited DMCA notice. There is nothing to authorize a settle demand section of a DMCA motice.

      DTD 🙂

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