by Mike Masnick
Mon, Oct 3rd 2011 11:04pm
It appears that the plague of copyright trolls is moving down under to Australia. There's really not much of a surprise here. It's yet another example of some lawyers finding an opportunity to abuse copyright law to shake people down by offering "settlement fees" that are less than the cost of going to court. In the UK, such plans have been pretty harshly beat back, but they continue to spread elsewhere. In this case, it's an operation called Movie Rights Group, and it's planning to sue an awful lot of folks. Of course, whether or not it can actually get anyone to pay up is another story.
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