German copyright trolls will single out cops, Arab embassies and clergy for accusations of porn downloads

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22 Responses to “German copyright trolls will single out cops, Arab embassies and clergy for accusations of porn downloads”

  1. Funk Daddy says:

    Straight up blackmail, but I’m not a cop, priest or Arabian diplomat maybe they have some way of dealing with blackmailers.

  2. Rickenbacker4001 says:

    If they want a cash cow, go after the contractors working at the Pentagon. They got a sternly worded internal memo to cease, so I’m guessing they stopped. :)

  3. Josef Stalin says:

    Not a new invention.

    Sending “fake invoices” of fake sex shops to relatives taken from death notices in newspapers.

  4. show me says:

    Maybe cops, Arab embassies, and clergy should be publicly humiliated. Or at least some of them.

  5. Ipo says:

    First they came for … 

    I have mixed feelings, because I’m not a fan of socially ultra-conservatives secretly porning, but I shouldn’t. 
    Copyright trolls are wrong.  Always.  By definition. 

    Urmann is going for the easy targets who are most likely to fold and settle immediately after accusation.  Easy money. 

    • PathogenAntifreeze says:

      To make the conundrum even more difficult… those that pay up will have less money to commit to their own causes!

  6. SomeGuyNamedMark says:

    So they will go based on an IP address?  That is like charging everyone in a house based solely on the address.

    • The point isn’t to make the charges stick, the point is to drag their name through the mud publicly. So it is more like accusing everyone in a house based solely on the address.

    • Rob says:

      If the IP is registered to an organization (vs. a dynamically assigned address), it’s more charging the company for things. Do something on a company computer, the company gets blamed is fairly reasonable, IMHO.

      I tend to agree with @Ipo above though.

  7. BrotherPower says:

    The enemy of my enemy is… also an asshole.

  8. Sagodjur says:

    First they came for the cops, priest, and Arabian diplomats,

    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t in Germany.

  9. BombBlastLightingWaltz says:

    “I’m going to make you an offer you can’t refuse.”

    My dad told stories of going to Mexico and seeing some nasty bestiality porn, back in the 60′s, film reel. I think I’ll call him up and blackmail him for say… his estate in will or I’m blabbing. Too bad he was an Audio Engineer, can’t ask for much.

  10. Sarge Misfit says:

    Troll: “If you don’t settle up, we’ll publicly announce that you stole porn from us”
    Victim: “Go ahead”
    Troll publishes.
    Victim launches lawsuit for libel, etc.

  11. jhertzli says:

    One day they will meet someone who read The Diamond  Age.

  12. teapot says:

    Haven’t you ever wondered if people who work for the church tend to watch more porn involving nuns than the average viewer?

    I have.

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