...but it is a very close cousin. It seems Prenda Law is indulging in reductio ad absurdum; the penultimate moment will occur when Prenda sues itself for infringing on its' own copyright claim to legal clown piefights.
...you are talking about a story in the NY Post - a rag that lives on the motto 'if it bleeds, it leads'. The author should actually be commended for not blathering about how these hack-attacks are blowing the eyeballs out of anybody unlucky enough to see one.
As recognized by many courts, just because an IP address is registered to an individual does not mean that he or she is guilty of infringement when that IP address is used to commit infringing activity.
Judges are, for the most part, human, and are capable with time and education of recognizing bullshit when they see it. Let's hope the weight of law has finally driven a stake through the cold dead heart of this particular assertion.
4. Defendants be ordered to notify in writing and direct to its Internet Service Provider(s), Web Host(s) and all publishers of directories or lists, including Internet search engines, in which the Defendants' use of the names and marks employing CHUBBY CHECKER appear, to delete all references to said names and marks from their public databases, search engine directories, directory assistance and from all future directories in which said names and marks are to appear, and to delete all forwarding or "cache memory" or storage mechanisms referencing names and marks employing CHUBBY CHECKER.
In order to ensure the continuation of Chubby Checkers' legacy, his lawyer is DEMANDING Chubby Checkers' name be erased from the internet.