Another copyright troll throws in the towel

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5 Responses to “Another copyright troll throws in the towel”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, EFF! Down with bottom-dwelling, shameless and unethical firms like Mick Haig!

  2. jackm says:

    Whoa! Not so fast. Too soon to call victory. Several people I know have been recently hit by threat letters from the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) doing exactly the same thing as this.

    It seems like, if one company is giving up, another one is taking over.

  3. YarbroughFair says:

    I’ve mentioned this before. I worked at a law firm who was contracted to “troll”. They sent letters to any business they wanted demanding physical proof of Windows Licenses. If they could not produce proof or proof that the legitimate license they did have was purchased from a licensed dealer then they had to pay a “fine” and also purchase new licensed software. This law firms only premise was if the company could not produce a license then the product was counterfeit. I quit. You can blame the new troll tactics; they are modeled after The Business Software Alliance (“BSA”) and Software & Information Industry Association (“SIIA”)practices who can, at any time, demand to perform an audit of your system. Read the attached Software Audit Blog.

    http://www.scottandscottllp.com/main/blogindex.aspx?id=154

  4. EH says:

    The first paragraph quoted is some level-5 grammar yoga, seemingly designed to avoid using the word “quash.”

  5. Anonymous says:

    IANAL, but my impression is that they are simply dropping the suits before a ruling is made not because they are admitting defeat but as a way of preventing the court from creating a precedent. I would not be surprised if they simply resumed this practice after some time has passed.

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