Porno-copyright trolls named in RICO class action suit

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15 Responses to “Porno-copyright trolls named in RICO class action suit”

  1. “if they finger an innocent bystander”
    Perhaps an awkward choice of words, given the subject matter?

    • koanhead says:

       Well, they certainly aren’t so innocent afterwards.

    • chris jimson says:

      I swear, I’ve never seen the movie “Tossing Around Sloppy Accusations.”

    • SJD says:

      You remind me how I characterized a troll lawyer Paul Lesko: he runs 3 lawsuits in Louisiana, defending the following “works of art”  : “Teen Anal Sluts,”  “Super Anal Black Cougars ”  and ““Monster Wet Anal Asses.”

      I once noted that this attorney has not only “narrow” specialization in the IP law, but rather a “tight” one.

  2. Rowan Parker says:

    With this class action suit, it’s possible that the TROLLS will finally see a real penalty for TOSSING around SLOPPY accusations — and with any luck, it’ll be a penalty that will wipe them OFF the face of the earth, to the whole planet’s betterment.
    Too easy.

  3. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    SJD will be so happy to have the extra coverage of these trolls.
    This will however be the 2nd time someone has invoked RICO in a class action, the other was against USCG who were doing the shakedown for “The Hurt Locker” and “Fry Cry” and other Uwe Bolle films.  In that case I think the court ruled against the RICO charges but the case still moves forward.

    People need to understand how flimsy these cases are and courts need to understand people are being told “Everyone will see your name connected to this porn if we go to trial.”  This is nothing more than extortion, and there is so much shady dealing happening, falsified copyrights, filings, etc.

    People need to know the truth and they find that from people like SJD from fightcopyrightrolls.com and DTD of DieTrollDie.com.  People who have faced these allegations, didn’t pay up, and came out the other side.

    Preemptive Ohai SJD.

    • SJD says:

      Ohai TAC. Was going to bed but noticed substantial traffic from here. Got a shout out from the Wired’s post earlier today. Given the Randazza’s sunken tugboat in the Tabora case, this is one of the best antitroll days.

      Thanks, Cory. 

      There is a typo: plaintiff’s name is Barker, not Baker: it’s my fault — I had this wrong spelling initially, later fixed.

      Also, to be clear, the embarrassing names are not from these particular pornographers, but from other trolls: Celestial, 4:Twenty Media  and Liberty Media.  The trolls in this suit use similar tactics / embarrassing  titles too anyway.

  4. Daemonworks says:

    It would have been more interesting had one of them accidentally attempted to extort an actual member of the maffia or similar organization, but this will do.

    • koanhead says:

       That could be a fun conversation:
      Troll: “If you don’t pay us, then your name will be associated with [porn stuff] at trial.”
      Maf: “Sure, but on the other hand, you will never be heard from again.”

  5. Ian Wood says:

    Ha! That only works if you give a shit. As the author of What I’ll Think About While Pat Robertson Swallows My Load, I am reasonably sure that I am immune to this tactic.

    • cfuse says:

       No, the problem is if other people give a shit (given this is all about reputation). Plenty of employers or vocations will gladly exclude you in a heartbeat at the first sign of scandal.

  6. Guest says:

    This reminds me of an old short story (I think it was Roald Dahl) about an antique bookstore proprietor who made his real money with a scam like this. 

    He’d read the obituaries looking for respectable old lords who had kicked off. Then he’d send an invoice to the estate of the deceased for “Venus In Furs” or 18th century BDSM woodcuts or whatever. The wife would just figure the old fart was a secret perv (or knew that he was) and would pay to avoid scandal.

  7. TheMudshark says:

    Sometimes there is something to be said for not immediately googling any new term you come across on the internet … like “Blumpkin Blowjobs”.

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