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.
Most 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 🙂
Thank you Sierra Nevada! The “Unofficial” beer of DieTrollDie