Crushing Blow for Copyright Trolls

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It's always nice to see copyright trolls get what they have coming.

"Once a troll gets the names it's looking for, then it already has what it needs to put its shakedown scheme in motion," EFF Staff Attorney Mitch Stoltz said. "For the defendants, it will come down to risking being named in a lawsuit over a pornographic movie, or settling for less than the cost of hiring an attorney. As a matter of law and basic fairness, a copyright plaintiff needs to show that its case is on solid ground before putting hundreds of Internet users into that kind of bind."
 

Phoenix333

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No, but I thought I saw a few imps having a snowball fight when I was playing Doom earlier.
 

requiem99

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This particular case was so incredibly full of incompetence on the part of the copyright trolls that one almost has to wonder what in the hell they were thinking in the first place. Surely everyone here is familiar with Prenda by now? Here's hoping the legal precedent they've set lasts for decades, if not forever.
 
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