About DieTrollDie

Hello all!

December 2016 Update – Still going strong and trying to post interesting articles on BT Copyright Trolls. Please note that some of the other pages on my site are a bit dated and I don’t have the time to update them.


In 2010, I was one of the 200,000+ (and growing) people in the US who was targeted by a Porn Copyright Troll for a “reasonable” settlement for an alleged wrongdoing.  The statute of limitations has passed the 3-year mark for me, so I’m free of one threat.

My efforts to inform, educate, and make copyright trolling less profitable have garnered me other threats.

EFFTW_Rep1Most notable is this case – Go to Page 4.  Other Plaintiffs/Trolls have threatened me, so I still maintain my anonymity.

*** 3 Feb 2014 – Judge John Darrah, Northern District of IL, sanctions Prenda Law (and all the main associates) – Exact amount is pending.   SanctionsOrder_203_04341

Got a question or comment – post it on the site or send me an email at dietrolldie@dietrolldie.com.  Also follow me on Twitter – @dietrolldie

Anonymity – voice your opinions and thoughts in an anonymous safe environment, free from retribution and harassment from the Trolls.  Here is what the U.S. Supreme Court had to say on anonymous speech (McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission, 1995) –

Protections for anonymous speech are vital to democratic discourse. Allowing dissenters to shield their identities frees them to express critical minority views . . . Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority. . . . It thus exemplifies the purpose behind the Bill of Rights and of the First Amendment in particular: to protect unpopular individuals from retaliation . . . at the hand of an intolerant society.

Jan 2014 – “On January 17, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that bloggers have the same first amendment protections as journalists when sued for defamation.”   USA Today Article    North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology Article

Notice to Copyright Trolls, Content Owners/Producers, their supporters/staff, and all others.

  • If you access this Web site, you have voluntarily consented to the release of any information you place on this Web site or automatically recorded by WordPress or myself in the operations of it.  I reserve the right to use this information as I see fit, especially if you come here to taunt, harass, or otherwise act stupid.  If this is not acceptable, you should not access this site or post anything.  You are on notice.  🙂

I’m no lawyer, so take what I have to say here as from a layman.  My thoughts and the opinion of others that post here do not constitute legal advice.

Want to know what a Copyright Troll is?  Take a look a the Electronic Frontier foundation (EFF) page on Copyright Trolls. – http://www.eff.org/issues/copyright-trolls

Think a copyright troll is only trying to protect his clients interest?  Take a look at these and then tell me the motivation of the Trolls and the copyright owners involved in this – Review1 & Review2.  It is a revenue generating business that the Trolls and the copyright owners do not want to end.  Here is memo from COMCAST that shows Prenda Law/Steele Hansmeier were the registered subscribers for the “Sharkmp4” IP address.  This is the IP address that seeded movies (via The Pirate bay) and then sued people for copyright infringement.

Please don’t think I support copyright infringement.  Please don’t do it and if you have done it – stop it.  I believe the Trolls and copyright owners are going about this the wrong way and abusing people in the process.

I want to thank the EFF, the lawyers out there who are fighting the Trolls, and the John/Jane Does who are not giving in.  🙂




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24 Responses to About DieTrollDie

  1. Ohai 🙂 I’m happy to see you’ve started a blog, good for your karma. Good luck! Will stop by to discuss the issues.

  2. ano says:

    good work and glad to see your motion

  3. johndoe says:

    Good work, now if you could just get a motion granted . . .

  4. Penelope Mann says:

    I just got a supena today they wanted to settle for 2500 dollars and i have done nothing wrong i called verizon and they said i did nothing wrong either i called this guy and told him havent heard back from him yet but i will gladly take him to court and sue if he pursues this.

    • Raul says:

      Take a deep breath because 97 percent
      of this troll nonsense is bullshit. Read DTD’ s Newbie piece and then come back with any questions you may have. We wil always try to help.

  5. Maryland says:

    Couldn’t find an email address for you, but great update for your site! Please see Maryland Nu Image case, #8:11-cv-02736, Judge Chasanow just dismissed today all but John Doe #1, and granted all the motions to quash!! Huge news!!

  6. AJ says:

    Awesome update on the Eastern PA case consolidation. I was a Doe in one of the early Fiore cases, and was quite traumatized by the whole thing. I did fight it, and learned how to use PACER in the process. A quick query against Fiore, shows he is a total troll. He’s filed 118 cases with the Eastern PA court, and by quick brute force eyeball search, 114 are troll cases. Looks like he decided to specialize in representing scumbag pornographers, against innocent citizens.

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  12. Sheogorath says:

    Please don’t use the phrase ‘copyright owners’ in the way you have on this page. As a copyright owner myself, I feel it’s far too broad a term, and thus laced with inaccuracy. Please instead use ‘the copyright owners who hire them (copyright trolls)’.

    • DieTrollDie says:

      There is nothing wrong with the term “Copyright Owner.” Nothing inaccurate with the term in the slightest. If you own a copyright, you are a copyright owner. The copyright owners we talk about here are the ones who do hire the scum bag lawyers (my opinion). If the shoe fits… If it doesn’t fit, good. I have repeatedly said copyright owners have a right to protect their work and seek redress, but the way the Trolls are doing it is wrong.

      DTD 🙂

      • Sheogorath says:

        The copyright owners we talk about here are the ones who do hire the scum bag lawyers (my opinion).

        Also my opinion.

        Copyright owners have a right to protect their work and seek redress, but the way the Trolls are doing it is wrong.

        Agreed 100%.

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  16. doe-CA says:

    Hi I live in Canada and have been recently contacted by a company called Raven Banner Entertainment who have been bombarding my inbox with demands that I “settle” out of court and pay their “fair for all concerned” fine of $150.00 for having uploaded a few copies of one of their (non porn) films which I haven’t even watched yet. According to the douche who keeps harassing me if I don’t pay I might face much stiffer fines up to or exceeding 5 grand.
    My question is how seriously do I have to treat this threat which is getting quite obnoxious BTW.
    If I cough up the dough will that leave me open to demands?
    Any help at all would certainly be welcomed.

    • #faceofft2wheresmyface says:

      Hi there doe!
      My ISP sent me a couple of notices from the same company. I ignored the first three (as they had sent me two different settlement requests for the same movie – already this is frigged up and wrong), payment due date just came & went. Today my ISP has emailed me the same requests again from them with the exact same information just with a new settlement due date if I wish to pay it out to avoid possible lawsuits for copyright infringement.
      The notice says this is not a legal notice or proof that I have pirated anything thus I will not be paying on the 2nd request as well. I’ve heard stories that even when people are coughing up the dough on these settlements, it doesn’t mean they will leave you alone, just that now they have your personal info without a court order. Barf, worse than a telemarketer.
      These settlement emails are just an admission to guilt tactic, I wouldn’t worry about it

  17. DieTrollDie Fan says:

    Your prose is super easy to read and very witty. Thank you for taking the time to describe the current events with our dear Troll friends. I am a lawyer in Australia and I thoroughly enjoyed reading many of your posts. Your writing style is very engaging and moves quickly and succinctly through the developments of cases, without losing any of the necessary elements of the decision and foibles of Plaintiff Troll. I particularly enjoyed reading Troll Crowell’s adventures in demonstrating his legal talent. omg how embarrassing. Love it! Thanks for sharing your great writing.

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