Sophisticatedjanedoe / FightCopyrightTrolls Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

from the not-just-about-trolls dept

Hi Techdirt! I'm known to this and other tech blog communities as sophisticatedjanedoe (or SJD). I run an anti-shakedown, anti-copyright-troll opinion blog Fight Copyright Trolls, which, I'm sure, most of you know: Techdirt often links to my posts, especially recently, since we all have been watching an illustrious show of SS Prenda sinking slowly but steadily.

Some might expect that my favorite posts would be all about Prenda, but no — I have wider interests than fighting ethically handicapped lawyers. Still I'm quite happy that copyright trolling disease that has penetrated the legal system is finally gaining attention from the general public. Techdirt, together with ArsTechnica and TorrentFreak (and, recently, Popehat), have been pivotal in this respect.

The only Prenda-related post I want to specifically recommend is about the ISPs' appeal over former RIAA lobbyist judge allowing Prenda to get info on over 1,000 John Does. This post features an amicus curiae brief filed by four respected advocate organizations: EFF, ACLU, Public Citizen and Public Knowledge. To date, this is one of the most comprehensive and beautiful briefs on the topic, a must read to anyone who follows the copyright trolling phenomenon.

For some reason, the story I remember the most is the one about the North Carolina politicians and car dealers trying to outlaw the direct sales of Tesla cars in their state. It makes me sad and angry when special interest groups, mostly incumbents, attempt to derail progress: not that it is unnatural or unexpected, but the BS smuggled as public concern is always unbearable to hear.

It is not much better when certain groups try to widen revenue streams quietly. The story about the Florida Department of Transportation doing it at the expense of public safety — by decreasing yellow traffic light intervals (to increase the number of red-light tickets) — is, unfortunately, also not unexpected.

Good news is that the most innovative area — the Internet — is largely immune to the tricks that authorities can forcefully impose on citizens. It is mind-boggling that certain power structures can't grasp the futility of trying to put the cat back in the bag when it comes to the digital world. This week we watched how the government tried to suppress the dissemination of the first fully 3D-printed gun blueprint using some "export regulations." "Export-import of digital goods" concept is irreversibly dead in the Internet age.

Meanwhile the incumbent entertainment gatekeepers continue their delusional fight against the Internet — pretending to fight piracy, while study after study (this time commissioned by the UK government) finds that top downloaders are top spenders. The following stories remind us one more time that the collateral damage in this war — the civil liberties — is truly an international concern. In the USA, the MPAA thinks that considering fair use before filing a DMCA takedowns is a crazy idea. In the UK, the country's recording industry, dwelling on the success of the last year censorship, plans a new wave of blockades — over two dozen new victims (including a relatively good player Grooveshark) — all without trial and conviction. And the Germany's GEMA does not want to yield its status of the worst collection society in the world.

Fortunately, the new generation does not sit idle. I was moved by the news of Peter Sunde, of The Pirate Bay & Flattr, planning a run for the EU parliament.

To finish on a lighter note, read about a pathetic and sloppy usage of Photoshop by the Church of Scientology: you'll have a good chuckle.

See you next week in the comments!


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    Anonymous Coward, May 18th, 2013 @ 3:39pm

    There you go

    A comment for you, so you don't feel so bad that no one cares. But no one cares.

     

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    sophisticatedjanedoe (profile), May 18th, 2013 @ 4:11pm

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    Appreciate it. I don't feel bad in any case: my enire life is a perpetual exercise in humbleness :)

     

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    Lucy, May 18th, 2013 @ 4:11pm

    FDOT

    The Florida red light story was disheartening. Especially when they claimed they were following federal guidelines when they are doing the opposite.

    Thank you for all your excellent coverage on the copyright troll front SJD!

     

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    sophisticatedjanedoe (profile), May 18th, 2013 @ 4:11pm

    Re: There you go

    Appreciate it. I don't feel bad in any case: my enire life is a perpetual exercise in humbleness :)

     

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    sophisticatedjanedoe (profile), May 18th, 2013 @ 4:16pm

    Re: There you go

    Appreciate it. I don't feel bad in any case: my enire life is a perpetual exercise in humbleness :)

     

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    sophisticatedjanedoe (profile), May 18th, 2013 @ 5:00pm

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    Sorry about that. It seems that (unintentional) refreshing of the after-comment page ("You comment is posted...") generates a comment copy.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 18th, 2013 @ 5:25pm

    Re: There you go

    John Steele just hates it when due process is enforced.

     

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    That Anonymous Coward (profile), May 18th, 2013 @ 6:55pm

    OHAI SJD!

    I'm happy for once I beat you to a prize, I got my posts of the week before you got yours. :)
    Of course you still have more mentions by Judges in footnotes than I do...

    With all of the recent stories, some crossing over the barriers between interest groups, it is nice to see that there is more notice being paid to copyright and the extra rights the monopoly holders demand everyone else give up to protect imaginary profits.
    With Steele/Pretenda getting much wider coverage than ever before, I think people are finally cluing into the idea that the system might actually be flawed and the cries of but piracy are just a nice smokescreen to hide the cartel membership not wanting to adapt to the current market.

    As always it is a joy to 'see' you... looking forward to Monday...

     

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    horse with no name, May 18th, 2013 @ 7:24pm

    How droll

    Fight copyright trolls, hiding behind a name privacy system out of Panama. Way to stand up for your beliefs!

     

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    That One Guy (profile), May 18th, 2013 @ 7:53pm

    Re: How droll

    Indeed, how dare they not make themselves an easily sue-able, harassable target for any of the parasites/criminals who may be angry that their extortion racket is being threatened! /s

     

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    Togashi (profile), May 18th, 2013 @ 7:55pm

    Re: How droll

    Because a belief in privacy is completely irreconcilable with a desire to fight copyright trolls? I don't even see where you thought you were going with this one.

     

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    Larry, May 18th, 2013 @ 7:58pm

    Re: There you go

    No one cares and yet, here you are.

    Hmmmm.

     

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    [citation needed or GTFO], May 18th, 2013 @ 8:55pm

    Re: How droll

    ...says the anonymous tech blog troll hiding behind a "gold RIAA" handle.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 18th, 2013 @ 9:33pm

    Re: How droll

    Can I have your mirrors, since you're clearly not using them?

     

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    Rikuo (profile), May 18th, 2013 @ 9:53pm

    Re: How droll

    You're criticizing them for being anonymous...while being anonymous yourself? Tell me...why is it that the sheer hypocrisy you displayed wasn't readily apparent to you?

     

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    horse with no name, May 18th, 2013 @ 10:15pm

    Re: Re: How droll

    Usual crap on this site. I am anonymous here because I don't stand for anything except my own opinion. I am not taking to the soap box.

    Running a "stop copyright trolls" site and then hiding your identity seems a bit of a failure, don't you think? Stop the trolls, but I am so scared I won't tell anyone who I am? It's about on par with pressure cooker bombs in a crowd.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 18th, 2013 @ 10:23pm

    Re: Re: Re: How droll

    Wow, you've truly lost it.

     

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    sophisticatedjanedoe (profile), May 18th, 2013 @ 10:46pm

    Re: How droll

    B- on geography. My domain name is registered in Bahamas, not Panama.

     

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    The Groove Tiger (profile), May 19th, 2013 @ 12:02am

    Re: Re: Re: How droll

    You're posting anonymously because you're scared. Got it.

     

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    horse with no name, May 19th, 2013 @ 12:10am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    No, I am posting anonymously because it doesn't matter.

    Leading the legal fight isn't exactly the same as posting on a chat board. Cue ootb here, but only in weirdo Techdirt land would you think that.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2013 @ 12:36am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    Sounds like someone's mad that Prenda's being served just desserts in the courts, constantly. Very, very angry indeed. Or are you simply gnashing your teeth that people are far less willing than you to be publicly named and shamed by lawyers who demand money from them for fanciful, groundless reasons?

    Why not start an anti-anti-copyright troll blog, then, and include your real name since you're so hardcore?

    By the way - how much time have you spent your life in Germany, China or New Zealand?

     

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    That Anonymous Coward (profile), May 19th, 2013 @ 12:40am

    Re: Re: Re: How droll

    So extorting thousands out of people who quite possibly are totally innocent is okay in your world, but exposing them carrying out the extortion is the same as bombing a public place.

    What fucking planet are you from, and can we take up a collection to send you back?

     

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    That Anonymous Coward (profile), May 19th, 2013 @ 12:41am

    Re: Re: How droll

    crap, must mean its an American.
    North is Up after all...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2013 @ 12:50am

    Re: Re: There you go

    And gayness, fag.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2013 @ 12:51am

    Re: Re: There you go

    I love you

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2013 @ 12:51am

    Slut

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2013 @ 2:15am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    > No, I am posting anonymously because it doesn't matter.

    Yep. Judging by the flaggings, everyone agrees: you don't matter.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2013 @ 2:30am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" did not mot matter: not at all.

    Given your excellence in geography, I wouldn't be surprised that your knowledge of the American history is similarly deep.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2013 @ 2:50am

    Re: Re: Re: There you go

    Obviously someone you exposed, jane.

     

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    horse with no name, May 19th, 2013 @ 3:06am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    Sounds like someone's mad that Prenda's being served just desserts in the courts,

    Now there is a huge logical jump. I don't give a crap about Prenda. Who cares? They are not relevant to the hidden registration of the domain in question.

    Why not start an anti-anti-copyright troll blog

    There is no need. The real world is all that is needed.

    By the way - how much time have you spent your life in Germany, China or New Zealand?

    Visited, plenty, and planning to go this summer in that order. What about you?

     

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    horse with no name, May 19th, 2013 @ 3:09am

    Re: Re: How droll

    Fundacion Private Whois
    Domain Administrator
    Email:koej3ly4f82cbc30d019@t02cduv4f7f99a255f64.privatewhois.net
    Attn: fightcopyrighttrolls.com
    Aptds. 0850-00056
    Zona 15 Panama
    Panama
    Tel: +507.65995877


    Looks like Panama to me.

     

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    horse with no name, May 19th, 2013 @ 3:16am

    Re: Re: Re: How droll

    For that matter, considering the registrar has a New York phone number and uses Panama as a mailing address, I would say they are holding up the .bs part of their name pretty good.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2013 @ 3:43am

    Re: Re: Re: How droll

    If you wanted to make your position more clear, you should have made a comparison to a reference example of American anonymous and pseudonymous speech.

    A great example would be Benjamin Franklin, one of America's Founding Fathers who wrote under a number of pseudonyms for purposes ranging from gossiping to political commentary.

    This is a great tradition here but you probably didn't know that, and probably don't even care because you would be a better fit in Stalin's USSR or North Korea.

     

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    Anonymous, May 19th, 2013 @ 5:14am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    Panama, Bahamas, WTF ever.

     

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    Lucy, May 19th, 2013 @ 6:38am

    How droll

    Anonymous free speech is protected no matter what anyone thinks about the personality of the person behind it. What SJD does with her anonymity is a hell of a lot more than what most do with it.

    Bringing up anonymity as a way to try to discredit anyone because you don't like what they are saying is just stupid. If you want to discredit someone, make a relevant point opposing the view that is upsetting. If you can't come up with one, than you have learned the age old lesson that the truth hurts sometimes.

     

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    Lucy, May 19th, 2013 @ 6:50am

    Trolling SJD here isn't going to get you very far. Congratulations on your public tantrum.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2013 @ 6:52am

    ""Export-import of digital goods" concept is irreversibly dead in the Internet age."

    Believe what you will in this "digital age", but bear in mind that the Export Administration Act and the Arms Export Control Act are laws of general applicability and are not going anywhere anytime soon. So, feel free to unconditionally disclose if you will, but do keep a bag of personal hygiene necessities at the ready should the FBI show up at your door with a search warrant, and quite possible an arrest warrant.

     

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    Dark Moe, May 19th, 2013 @ 7:05am

    Post No. 16

    Re: horse with no name, May 18th, 2013 @ 10:15pm

    Re: Re: How droll

    "Usual crap on this site. I am anonymous here because I don't stand for anything except my own opinion. I am not taking to the soap box.

    Running a "stop copyright trolls" site and then hiding your identity seems a bit of a failure, don't you think? Stop the trolls, but I am so scared I won't tell anyone who I am? It's about on par with pressure cooker bombs in a crowd."

    Say what you want about posting anonymously. Attack the credibility of an anonymous poster if you want to. Just remember this: The trolls are fighting the sanctions. The anonymous posters and blog operators are not.

    Your problem is that you thought organizing against the troll extortion and blackmailing machine was something that would never happen. You thought embarrassment of the masses would be the key your ongoing theft. That worked fine for you UNTIL the organization AGAINST the machine began forming. Therefore, the anonymous posters and blog operators have struck back a little harder than you had anticipated.

    If you had not targeted the elderly, I wouldn't be here. If you had not targeted the disabled and homecoming war veterans, others wouldn't be here. If you hadn't been so arrogant, you wouldn't be in the position you are in right now. You made the bed; we are here to make sure you lie in it.

    You are a troll. Go straight to hell.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2013 @ 7:05am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    It's not a huge logical jump. You'd rather complain about Otis Wright than John Steele; it's pretty obvious where your allegiances lie. You're mad that their "opponents" are legally entitled to hide their identities after being victimised upon. Gnashes your teeth, doesn't it?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2013 @ 7:47am

    What's with the pressure cooker bomb in a crowd metaphor? I missed that one skimming through the cray.

    Talk about discrediting, that'll do it right there.

    Those Prenda roaches really do scatter when the light comes on, acting like fools. The tables turned, outed like they threatened to do to their victims, except they are not victims.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2013 @ 8:38am

    Re: How droll

    Exactly. You beat me to this: anonymity is just a tool. What matters is how this tool is used:

    One can use it to sh*t on the message boards.

    One can use it as a hedge against unfair advantage of the opponent -- to be able to continue performing a valuable public service.

     

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    techflaws (profile), May 19th, 2013 @ 8:50am

    Re: Re: Re: How droll

    Usual crap on this site.

    Like your bullshit comments? You're absolutely right.

     

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    sophisticatedjanedoe (profile), May 19th, 2013 @ 8:50am

    Re:

    It's a very strange trolling. "Leading the legal fight" is quite a compliment. Very flattering :)

     

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    Greevar (profile), May 19th, 2013 @ 9:05am

    Re: Re: Re: There you go

    And you're a child. Calling someone gay? Really? How old are you that you'd think accusing someone of being a homosexual was a mature way to respond? Calling someone gay isn't even an insult. Either you are and you accept it or you're not and you're secure in your sexuality. Calling someone gay to insult them is like calling someone blonde.

     

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    Lucy, May 19th, 2013 @ 9:30am

    Funny how anonymous is synonymous with fear in the argument coming from horse with no name, accusing SJD of being too scared to advocate against trolls in her own name.

    Privacy has no dog in this fight. Principle has no dog in this fight.

    Govern yourself accordingly.

     

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    Beech, May 19th, 2013 @ 9:40am

    Re: How droll

    I think what you're spouting here is a form of ad hom. "I don't know who you are, therefore your points are invalid." How about a discussion on the merits of the points raised rather than bashing someone solely because they value privacy.

     

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    Beech, May 19th, 2013 @ 9:43am

    Re: Re: Re: How droll

    Come on man, if you're going to there, at least go full Godwin!

    "Running a website but hiding your identity is worse than anything Hitler ever did."

     

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    That Anonymous Coward (profile), May 19th, 2013 @ 9:57am

    Re: Re: Re: There you go

    No no no your confused...
    I'm the gay one.

     

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    Paul Renault (profile), May 19th, 2013 @ 10:40am

    Prenda Law and Amicus Curiae

    ..Given the very odd collection of supposed/claimed/purported/bull..cough clients that Prenda Law claimed to represent, wouldn't it be more accurate to say that they were Curius Amicae?

     

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    alternatives(), May 19th, 2013 @ 12:00pm

    Re: Re: How droll

    Can I have your mirrors, since you're clearly not using them?

    There is a difference between using them and being useful. Vampires just can't see themselves in the mirrors, but can detect victims via seeing reflections and their ability to fog them.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2013 @ 1:06pm

    Re: There you go

    Could you repeat that in english? I don't speak troll

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2013 @ 1:08pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: There you go

    Responding to a troll? that's blonde

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2013 @ 1:13pm

    Re: Re: Re: How droll

    So the Fight Copyright Trolls people should just leave themselves exposed to scumbags and malcontents who will try to silence them?

    There's a difference between bravery and not understanding the threats you face

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2013 @ 4:15pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    Use Kickstarter

     

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    horse with no name, May 19th, 2013 @ 6:34pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    You'd rather complain about Otis Wright than John Steele;

    You are trying to create a choice where one is not needed to be made. Complaining about one does not mean I am not also going to complain about the other. Since this isn't a John Steele or Prenda thread, I don't tend to talk about them here.

    Do you have any other wild red herrings you want to throw in to try to cover up for the obvious stupidity of a group picking a fight against copyright trolls by first hiding?

     

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    horse with no name, May 19th, 2013 @ 6:36pm

    Re: Re: How droll

    I take the concept that an advocacy group who's very first step is to hide themselves out isn't playing on a level field. It makes it look like they don't want to fight the fight, just that they want to hide in a blind and throw logic grenades into the discussion.

    I think it creates a credibility gap.

     

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    horse with no name, May 19th, 2013 @ 6:39pm

    Re: Post No. 16

    Your problem is that you thought organizing against the troll extortion and blackmailing machine was something that would never happen

    Where do you get that from? Seriously, stop ranting, I didn't say anything like that.

    Why is pointing out the obvious silliness of a group hiding it's identity suddenly lead to this? In for a penny, in for a pound? Is this a virtual scarlet letter, where if you dare to say anything at all you are immediately blamed for all the supposed sins of the opposition?

    A---mazin'!

     

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    That One Guy (profile), May 19th, 2013 @ 6:48pm

    Re: Re: Re: How droll

    When dealing with people who have shown that they have no problem whatsoever harassing, threatening to sue, and/or suing, doing everything they can to drive up the legal fees, and then dropping the case before it gets decided, anyone who stands up to them and/or those that drag their actions into the light of public scrutiny, anonymity isn't a mark of low credibility or an indication of nefarious intent, it's common sense.

    Seriously, you're attacking people who help others defend against extortionists, stop and think about that for a moment, and ask yourself if you're really on the right side of this argument.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2013 @ 7:03pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    I'm not creating a choice. You made that much clear when you posted that Otis Wright would be punished for his judgement against Prenda, and him getting so would be for the betterment of all.

    You're one to talk about "red herrings" when you challenged Glyn Moody's life in China (or alleged lack thereof).

    And wow, "obvious stupidity"? I guess Jews who wanted to challenge the Nazi Party should've just stayed and showed themselves? ALbert Einstein should never have left Germany, and Anne Frank should have just surrendered?

    Oh, by the way - John Steele uses VPNs too. I guess he's obviously stupid too, but the rest of us already knew that.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2013 @ 8:09pm

    Re: Re: Re: How droll

    Well then, it's a good thing that you're wrong.

     

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    horse with no name, May 19th, 2013 @ 9:09pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    I'm not creating a choice. You made that much clear when you posted that Otis Wright would be punished for his judgement against Prenda, and him getting so would be for the betterment of all.

    I made no such post.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2013 @ 10:07pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

     

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    Rikuo (profile), May 19th, 2013 @ 10:25pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    Nice one.

     

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    James, May 19th, 2013 @ 11:25pm

    Get you own Privacy

    If you want privacy get it yourself, go buy a VPN it really helps in bypassing security and keeps you anonymous which would keep you safe from all sorts of hackers and identity theives.! (source: http://goo.gl/HcMZz)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 20th, 2013 @ 12:16am

    "Fight Copyright Trolls,"

    what by being a copyright troll yourself ??

    pro or anti trolling is still trolling..

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 20th, 2013 @ 12:19am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    are you equating some idiot writing a copyright troll blog and web site with Jews in Nazi Germany ??

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 20th, 2013 @ 12:21am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    by flagging him, you have indicated that his comment DOES matter, and had enough impact on you that you felt some degree of censorship is called for.

    You also know by flagging it you PROMOTE IT, as they are usually the only ones worth reading.

    Please oh, please wont you flag my comment too.

    No one likes a good display of censorship than I do !!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 20th, 2013 @ 12:31am

    Re: Re: Re: There you go

    that's just an artefact of masnicks amazing web page design and management skills..

    We don't have high expectations here, and Masnick never fails to disappoint.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 20th, 2013 @ 12:35am

    Re: How droll

    they usually do that so they are not embarrassed when in public..

    they can be a troll, and 'look like' a normal person in the real world.

    Or they just don't have enough (metaphorical) BALLS to stand up for something they believe in and put their name to it.

    Whereas people like Masnick trashed his reputation years ago, and clearly does not care how he appears to people.

    Also masnick does not get out much, could use some sunlight, and of course lose the comb over.

    Masnick is in his little rut and proud of it, the author of this article is in the same rut, but feels sufficient SHAME to want to keep his/her identity secret.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 20th, 2013 @ 12:37am

    Re: Re: How droll

    or they are simply cowards and do not have the conviction of their words, and are simple scared that someone might take a peak at how they conduct themselves.

    It's easy to dish out the shit, but not so easy if it's directed at you.

    In which case, it's not a good 'look' to be 'for' a cause, but not enough to stand up and put your name to it.

    Daryl Frost

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 20th, 2013 @ 12:53am

    Re: Re: How droll

    so are you an idiot or just a liar ?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 20th, 2013 @ 12:58am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    when Einstein "left" german, we was already living in Switzerland, and had been a Swiss citizen since he was 17 years old.

    He became a swiss citizen aged 17, in 1896, it had nothing to do with hitler, or any persecutions because he was 'known' or a Jew.

     

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    That One Guy (profile), May 20th, 2013 @ 1:38am

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    Right, just like there's no difference between starting a fire, and putting one out, since both actions involve fire. /s

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 20th, 2013 @ 1:39am

    Re:

    Nice to see another jackass that screams against anonymity, yet hasn't been going by a moniker for quite some time. You mad, darryl? Anonymity making your Prenda-hard dick sad?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 20th, 2013 @ 3:00am

    Re: Re: How droll

    how has mantxk trashed his rep? Oh wait you're attAacking mike and stop copyright trolls because you cannot defeat their actual arguments

    carry on then

     

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    horse with no name, May 20th, 2013 @ 3:05am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    Yup, I said he would be lucky to keep his job. I don't think he will be punished (ie, brought into a court of law and charged with anything) but his taking this all to a personal level will likely get him in some serious trouble as it related to his ability to sit on the bench.

    If you want to call that punishment, well.. yeah. But I don't want to suggest that he is going to jail (aka, getting punished).

    Any other posts you would like me to explain for you?

     

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    Lucy, May 20th, 2013 @ 3:40am

    Wow, the reasoning with this character is something else. Here, let's try this:

    Dear Sir or Madame horse with no name,

    You have not offered your full name, address, phone number, or any other personal identifications. Because of this, anything you have to say it's moot. You are not a real person. You do not have real thoughts. Nothing you pretend to think has merit. Most importantly, because you are hiding behind a horse with no name, you forfeit your 1st amendment right to be heard. You are afraid. (Because I said so.)

    Lastly, Lucy is not my real name.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 20th, 2013 @ 3:44am

    Coon

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 20th, 2013 @ 3:45am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    "Personal" level? Yeah, do you want to explain how Wright made this "personal"? I'm genuinely curious how you think Wright's overstepped his entitled boundaries. I'm even more curious why you think this is a far, far more grievous "issue" than extortionists demanding money so they don't tell your neighbours about alleged pornographic habits.

    That "i dunno, just shut up and let me sue people, neener neener neener" shenanigans on the part of Prenda raises less of an alarm bell than a judge acting no different than any other judge would when annoyed is a pretty good indication how much skin you have in the game and which side you're playing for.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 20th, 2013 @ 4:10am

    Re: Re: Post No. 16

    Nah, that would be your province.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 20th, 2013 @ 4:18am

    Re: Re:

    do I have a web page or post articles, I am simply a commenter, you don't have to know my name.

    BTW: you notice you too are an Anonymous Coward..

    the real reason is I don't really give a flying fuck, and I am not putting myself up as someone who is working for some "cause". As this 'writer' has done.

    Or they just have too much shame for their friends to know who they are and how stupid there cause is.

    Nor do I go to great efforts to hide my name as this person has done..

    But if you 'represent' something, and you don't have the balls to put your name on it, then you should reconsider your impact.

    Because no one will take notice of someone who runs a blog but is too gutless to put their name to it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 20th, 2013 @ 4:39am

    Re: Re: Re:

    Yeah, because the IRS didn't take notice of SJD or FCT. Oh, wait, they did.

    People who get solar panels from you need to be warned if you're the sort of jackass that's their supplier.

     

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    Lucy, May 20th, 2013 @ 5:14am

    "Because no one will take notice of someone who runs a blog but is too gutless to put their name to it."

    Or rather you wished no one would notice.

    Your point of naming ones self in relationship to the relevance of information they offer, has to do with courage only or "balls" is extremely of the mark. You have made it clear that you are a self important fool and pathetically desperate.

    You have yet in your embarrassing display to offer any arguments to offset any viewpoints SJD has ever made. Obviously offended by her accuracy, you have fallen far short of doing any better, only whining she hasn't left herself wide open personally. She has left herself wide open intellectually, and you don't have the ovaries or brains to meet her on her turf.

    You have revealed that you are invested in naming her, as you have posted what you have found on her to a public site. It's creepy to do that, especially along side the idea of trying to discredit her as some sort of public service. If you have been on medication and recently stopped, you may want to revisit starting up again. If you haven't, you may want to consider it. Shaming seems to be the only tool you are adept at wielding. Intellect would do you some good here/now. You don't seem to be catching on that your efforts have been, and will continue to be futile here on the basis of anonymity.

    Wait... Amy? Is that you?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 20th, 2013 @ 5:22am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    I know that I'm not the one who consistently parallels copyright infringement with rape. ZING!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 20th, 2013 @ 7:36am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    You could avoid half-assed attempts at saving face if you'd actually try to write something that wasn't vague enough to be misinterpreted.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 20th, 2013 @ 7:43am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    "No one likes a good display of censorship than I do !!!"

    Down with censorship!

    I mean seriously and I know, I know...I'm lazy too. I hate clicking that link...you know, the one that negates the whole purpose of this "censorship" but I'm not gonna click it, I'm gonna show Masnick how much I hate being socially stigmatized for my lack of worth!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 20th, 2013 @ 7:47am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: How droll

    This is an argument of ego.

    Horse with no name would rather bicker about petty things, and attack someone's credibility like a college burnout then actually discuss things.

    It makes him/her feel better about his terrible lot in life.

     

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    OscarD, May 25th, 2013 @ 6:24am

    What a hard article to read, but still a very useful one. I understand youíre fighting for copywriting and your rights as a writer. I also think it should be punished or at least reviewed by the government. Itís hard to say a word nowadays as itís a lot of pirates and word- robbers.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 31st, 2013 @ 6:54am

    Re:

    Moar like phishinggamesinfo, am i rite?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 4th, 2013 @ 1:41am

    Re: Re: Re: How droll

    That would be you, darryl. Shove a solar panel up yours.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 4th, 2013 @ 1:43am

    Re: Re: Re: How droll

    Said the Anonymous Coward whining about other people being anonymous. What a tard.

     

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