Copyright Trolls So Sloppy They Sue The Same Guy Multiple Times

from the i'm-sure-tat's-effective dept

In yet another copyright trolling case, it appears that the trolls are so sloppy that they're suing over the same IP address for sharing the same file (the animated movie, Zambezia) in multiple cases. The story focuses on one guy, who has filed a motion to quash in response, noting that the sloppiness of filing three times raises significant questions about the trolling operation. Either they're incredibly sloppy and not very careful, or they're hoping that by repeating the same IP address in multiple lawsuits, at least one judge will let the subpoena go through, leading to the inevitable demand letter. Either way, it should raise some eyebrows from the court about why anyone would file against the same IP address for the same movie in three different cases.

Filed Under: copyright, copyright trolls, errors, lawsuits, sloppy

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    what_are_you_afraid_of, 6 May 2013 @ 1:42pm

    Re: OMG! Clerical error! -- Let's overturn ALL of copyright!

    I have a question blue....

    If all of these "copyright holders" have such a cut and dry case against the "infringers" then why do they go to such great lengths to side step the law and bulk all these cases together?

    Shouldn't the possibility of actually extracting Jammie-Thomas-level-settlements make it profitable EVEN IF they go to court on each and every one?

    It's either one of two possibilities:

    - they really DON'T have such an airtight case, and as a result, they have to pull this kind of horse shit at each and every turn

    - it's just an extortion racket

    Please clue us in as to why these "clerical errors" seem to be the modus operandi of what seems to be the lion's share of those entrusted with enforcing your precious copyright.

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