Considering that comics dealers are leaving in droves, SDCC should probably just change to Celebrity Con, or maybe Cosplaying Con (assuming they can get a harassment policy together that would stop them from leaving in droves.)
On Rantic's site, there are several suspect signs, including the facts that its contact form is "down due to high mail volume," links to its social media accounts go nowhere, and its founder and CEO is named Brad Cockingham.
Next we'll find out this was organized on /b/. Wheels within wheels...
As Mike has pointed out, Australia is planning to tackle online copyright infringement by implementing what amounts to a Hollywood "wishlist" of measures. Maybe the government there should start paying attention to the evidence of what works and what doesn't, rather than accepting the copyright maximalist dogma without question.
Brown stole the cigarillos in the technical sense. He left money on the counter but didn't present ID; something reporters missed by relying on the cherry picked video stills presented in a FPD press release.