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Copyright Trolls Arrested and Charged with Extortion

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Conor, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. Conor

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    Something that made me laugh today. I love these kinds of stories.

    http://extratorrent.cc/article/5396/copyright+trolls+arrested+and+charged+with+extortion.html
     
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    :confused: A blackhat lawfirm?
     
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    Blackhatting in real life :eek:
     
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    Is this that lawfirm from Texas? The infamous patent trolls?
     
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    You're thinking of different trolls. These weren't patent trolls. These jerkoffs made porn films, copyrighted them, never sold them, but instead immediately uploaded them to The Pirate Bay. Then they tracked the users downloading and extorted them out of copyright settlements. Eventually a couple fought back and brought the whole scheme to light. Read the order I posted above.
     
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    Ah.

    I know a very similar scheme.

    Some scumbag takes photos of anything and uploads his photos everywhere. Stupid photos anyone can take, so you think they're free.

    Then he uses google image to search for victims who used his photos. Makes over 250k / year suing people.

    Bad karma never fails though, guy got into a major car accident a while back.
     
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    Is he crippled beyond belief?

     
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    No but it turns out photographers all know each other, at least by name. So I asked friends in photography WTF this guy was. I was told he has a cocaine habit and all the money he's making from this shit is going down the drain. It's been a while since I've heard news, so I'm pretty sure he fucked himself up by now somehow. Karma's a bitch.
     
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    First time in years probably news about torrent sites made me laugh hahaha. Thanks for making my day! :D
     
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    Lol drug addicts.