Unicorns And Leprechauns Aren't Real… But Trolls Are (And They Have Lawyers)
from the reality-bites dept
A whole bunch of you have been sending in the silly story of Liberty Media’s latest antics. As you may know, the porn producer has been crazy aggressive in going after file sharers, even going beyond the standard mass pre-settlement threat campaign, with a ridiculous amnesty offer to get people to pay $1,000 even if they haven’t been accused of file sharing. Someone in Sweden, a guy named Ryan, apparently decided to taunt Liberty Media, sending an email to them “confessing” to regularly sharing Liberty Media works… along with mentioning the unicorns and leprechauns advising him. The whole thing was clearly a joke, but Liberty Media’s parent company, Corbin Fisher, is apparently without much of a sense of humor and issued a subpoena to try to get the guy’s info, claiming that they’re taking his “confession” seriously. The guy says he’s never shared or downloaded any Liberty Media stuff and isn’t in the US anyway. Of course, Liberty is able to do this as a part of the discovery process, but do they really think this is going to go anywhere? I think, in the future, there should be some measure of how much of a sense of humor a company has, and people should learn to only deal with companies who can take a joke.