London Has Fallen Copyright Trolls Test Norway After US Retreat – TorrentFreak

The copyright trolls behind the action movie London Has Fallen are testing out the Norwegian market after things got tricky in the US. In November, LHF Productions backed away from suing a US citizen after they were threatened with exposure, but now they’re demanding money in Europe.

Source: London Has Fallen Copyright Trolls Test Norway After US Retreat – TorrentFreak

Rightscorp Only Has Enough Cash to Last Until December – TorrentFreak

Good riddance, I say

Rightscorp’s dream of turning piracy into profit continues to be a nightmare. In its latest quarterly filing the anti-piracy outfit reports revenue down 35% over the same period last year, alongside a loss of $385,433. Year to date, the company has lost almost $1.4m and only has enough money to last until December.

Source: Rightscorp Only Has Enough Cash to Last Until December – TorrentFreak

Prenda lawyers’ careers are up in smoke, but sanctions keep coming | Ars Technica


In 2013, Prenda lashed out against blog commenters who called them “assclowns.”

Source: Prenda lawyers’ careers are up in smoke, but sanctions keep coming | Ars Technica

Getty Makes Nonsensical Statement On Photographer Carol Highsmith’s Lawsuit For Falsely Claiming Copyright | Techdirt

We are reviewing the complaint. We believe it is based on a number of misconceptions, which we hope to rectify with the plaintiff as soon as possible. If that is not possible, we will defend ourselves vigorously. The content in question has been part of the public domain for many years. It is standard practice for image libraries to distribute and provide access to public domain content, and it is important to note that distributing and providing access to public domain content is different to asserting copyright ownership of it. LCS works on behalf of content creators and distributors to protect them against the unauthorized use of their work. In this instance, LCS pursued an infringement on behalf of its customer, Alamy. Any enquiries regarding that matter should be directed to Alamy; however, as soon as the plaintiff contacted LCS, LCS acted swiftly to cease its pursuit with respect to the image provided by Alamy and notified Alamy it would not pursue this content.

Source: Getty Makes Nonsensical Statement On Photographer Carol Highsmith’s Lawsuit For Falsely Claiming Copyright | Techdirt

Pablo Escobar’s Brother Demands One Billion Dollars From Netflix Over Narcos | Techdirt

Roberto Escobar, brother and former accountant to drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, has sent a letter to Netflix demanding a billion dollars (not a joke) and the right to review all future episodes of the streaming company’s hit show Narcos, to make sure that he and his family are portrayed accurately.

Source: Pablo Escobar’s Brother Demands One Billion Dollars From Netflix Over Narcos | Techdirt

Dallas Buyers Club Face Court Sanctions Over Piracy “Extortion” Tactics – TorrentFreak


The makers of the Oscar-winning movie Dallas Buyers Club are facing monetary sanctions for the dubious tactics used in their ongoing crackdown on BitTorrent pirates. In California, a local resident is arguing that the filmmakers lack any evidence other than an IP-address, while requesting a monetary penalty of $36,000 for their “extortion” tactics.

Source: Dallas Buyers Club Face Court Sanctions Over Piracy “Extortion” Tactics – TorrentFreak

Judge thwarts copyright troll’s sneaky practice of securing safe retreat from potentially meritless lawsuits | Fight © Trolls

US Federal Judge William H. Alsup Monday was a busy day for Judge William Haskell Alsup. I already reported that on that day the judge stayed plaintiff’s subpoena pending a clarification of geoloca…

Source: Judge thwarts copyright troll’s sneaky practice of securing safe retreat from potentially meritless lawsuits | Fight © Trolls

Shock: Copyright ‘Bullies’ Can Be Negotiated With – TorrentFreak


Copyright holders are often accused of making YouTube users’ lives a misery, with their nonsense claims over supposedly infringing content. But while it’s easy to feel victimized by these powerful groups, sometimes the most ridiculous claims are easily ironed out.

Source: Shock: Copyright ‘Bullies’ Can Be Negotiated With – TorrentFreak

Malibu Media trolling put on life support while X-Art owners are selling their house


Marisol Malibu: an illegal porn production capital of Ventura County 11802 Ellice Street, Malibu, CA 90265. The showcase property of the posh Marisol Malibu community, located in unincorporated Ven…

Source: Malibu Media trolling put on life support while X-Art owners are selling their house