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You Won't Believe This: Copyright Trolling Reaches a New Low!
05-14-2013, 07:12 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Prenda Law the copyright-trolling operation that was recently defeated, has a new company called the "Anti-Piracy Law Group,"
They have resumed sending threatening letters to supposed "porn pirates" - but now they are taking the extortion to a whole new level.

See below:

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Quote:"The purpose of this step is to gather evidence about who used your Internet account to steal from our client [sjd: never mind that this case is about hacking, not copyright infringement]. The list of possible suspects includes you, members of your household, your neighbors (if you maintain an open wi-fi connection) and anyone who might have visited your house. In the coming days we will contact these individuals to investigate whether they have any knowledge of the acts described in my client’s prior letter."

Anything goes if it helps to scare an uninformed extortion target:

Quote:"Internet is full of stories of people being brought to court by our firm, incurring significant legal fees and suffering large judgments"

Of course, the letter also states the recipient can avoid having the list of videos they supposedly copied sent to their neighbors and family if they settle for a few thousand bucks. 13.gif

Since when did blackmail and extortion become legal? gaah.gif This is among the most outrageous things I've read in a long time. I wonder how many poor people they will sucker into this before the whole thing explodes.

Read more: fightcopyrighttrolls.com


05-14-2013, 07:21 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:15,121 Threads:450 Joined:Jun 2012
I heard on the radio this morning that anti-piracy measures will soon be ramped up and a single person could be looking at a minimal fine of $5,000.00. It was also stated that Canada doesn't go after people downloading illegally as much as the U.S. does, but that is about to change quickly.
05-14-2013, 07:37 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:30,202 Threads:1,487 Joined:Feb 2011
This is a private firm that doesn't even own the patents in question. Sending letters to your neighbors family and friends to say we have reason to believe so and so has been downloading pr0n and you may be a part of it is pure extortion.


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05-14-2013, 07:39 PM #4
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
I dont pirate porn because watching it more than once feels too much like a relationship.
05-15-2013, 07:17 AM #5
Ruby Wolf Member
Posts:10,078 Threads:719 Joined:Oct 2012
(05-14-2013, 07:21 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  I heard on the radio this morning that anti-piracy measures will soon be ramped up and a single person could be looking at a minimal fine of $5,000.00. It was also stated that Canada doesn't go after people downloading illegally as much as the U.S. does, but that is about to change quickly.

You've hit the proverbial nail on the head,its all about money,just another in an endless chain of warped laws that tptb pass and unleash upon us,designed to suck more cash from the financially oppressed middle class people...
05-15-2013, 11:35 AM #6
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
Posts:1,771 Threads:45 Joined:Mar 2011
Just another facet of the Reign of Terror.

Jeesh ~ I thought Vito was bad. chuckle.gif



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