They are suing the made up person, not the site. They show up with a letter signed by made up person admitting what they did was wrong and not opposing the order to have the post go away. Game set match.
There are cases where the 'defendants' can not be found but have names magically similar to the posts of others. There are cases where they post a statement themselves that is defamatory, to open the door to their poster to say I was naughty I don't oppose the order.
This is fraud upon the courts, the only questions - how long have they been getting away with it - how many other operations do something similar - how many more will pop up after this story goes wider - how long will it take for the system to do anything - how much content has been lost - how many crappy people have hidden their bad reputations & ripped-off more people - how little will the punishment end up being
So I'm guessing it will take about 6yrs for one of the stars of this sort of hijinks to finally hit a court who will see if for what it is. Then we can start the timer on how long it will take the system to punish those who have done wrong, and most likely the slap on the wrist will barely dent the cash income they got paid. Then someone will cook up an idea to hire lawyers off of CL for $250 an appearance to just file some paperwork and maybe appear once. And the system will slowly figure this one out.... and in 6 more years after all of the appeals are finally exhausted... they will be onto the next hoodwinking of the system and all the timers will reset again...
and we wonder why so many people dislike lawyers...
No I think its born out of the bubble that cartels keep stars in.
Singers crucified Spotify for not paying them enough, yet when Spotify said wait here are the numbers we sent the labels on your behalf... no singer said wait my sides screwing me?
Tattoo artists are suing video game makers because they put in a player who has ink from them.
Voice actors are on strike against video games because they are demanding lifetime royalties... something programmers don't get.
We have reached a point where those who create things automatically expect that each creation will keep paying forever. All of the money is hidden behind the scenes & no one questions the guys wearing the Armani suits who sit behind a desk and somehow make more than everyone else. Copyright has created a broken understanding of how reality actually is. Stars bitching out YouTube for making any profit, ignoring all of the costs in creating and running the platform the artist gets to use for free & pays them. The cartels like to keep stars focused on YouTube rather than have to have their contracts & special terms brought into the light of day where people might question a cut of the YouTube payments going to cover the breakage of vinyl albums or recouping shooting the video 5 times over.
The game is a plate of 12 cookies, the cartel grabs 11 and tells you this other guy is gonna steal your cookie. They are willing to spend 1.5 cookies to get law makers to go along with the lie & threaten new laws to make there be more cookies on the plate... but the cartels always make sure artists only ever see 1 cookie & the boogeyman who is going to steal it from them.
Is there where the idea for stingrays came from? We can do it of all the land lines, why not all the cells... and we can get it cheaper.
The only casualty was the rights we let our citizens think they have, and they are all bad people anyways so no one will care if they find out.
Its time for 40 days of rain to flush the filth from Washington, this downward spiral has been going much longer and much deeper than anyone ever imagined. We need to push them back from taking the final plunge into the abyss.
plus x years most likely has grown because corporations are immortal. They get copyrights assigned to them and want to hold them forever, trying to find new ways to cash in.
Look around (at least on US TV screens) Lethal Weapon (tv series from movie) MacGuyver (rebooted tv series removing much of his pacifism)
At some point it became I made something and it should support my family. Rather than invest and create trusts, copyright is left and after the gatekeeper cuts a tiny trickle flows... and if someone else does something it might upset the trickle... so attack early and often.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Something something image is more important that truth.
Gee if only there was some sort of association of lawyers who could highlight this growing inequality in the system, where rich bullies always get their way because it is no longer the rule of law but the golden rule (he who has the gold makes the rules)... They could work to try and reform a very broken portion in the system thats supposed to be blind but is easily weighted with gold coins. Imagine if a case was found to be frivolous and the lawyer actually got personally dinged... perhaps some of them might not be willing to represent someone like Trump bringing a case just to annoy.
But then they were to scared to call a bully a bully, I doubt they have the balls to change anything. Hell Steele still has a bar card & Hans can get his back in 4 yrs... certainly sounds like an upstanding system... extort people for "crimes" you created & facilitated, pocket millions, then use all the tricks of the trade to evade any punishment making sure the public finds new depths of hatred for lawyers.
Rule of thumb - When any part of a cartel tells you X will never happen, they are already laying the ground work for it.
So copyright, there isn't anything it can't do. It strips the public domain. It removes academic work. It keeps people from learning about someone important in history. It locks away many interviews with questionable copyrights filed. It makes a widow feel like she is protecting the image, at the same time killing off any interest in a star of a bygone age drying up her income from it. One has to think selling his image for a soda commercial didn't bring in that much as the public hasn't cared that much for resurrected celebrities hocking crap.
Somewhere is a lawyer telling the widow how he saved her from the poor house by killing the book... and very soon people will be saying Gene Kelly, wasn't she on an early season of American Idol?
Just remember kids, horrible things could happen from these attacks... And they're more concerned with who gets top billing in the story than stopping the horrible things.
All of them are unsuited & unfit for this work. They are all extensions of bloated bureaucracy who think if they waste more of your money paying another corporations who promises the moon but delivers temps who spend their day surfing porn sites.
They are more concerned with the funding than the actual problems. Grabbing up more headlines for sham operations while trying to cover up their giant failures to see the real plots.
We are the corporate states of america. Of the corporations, by the corporations, for the corporations.
Our leaders can't pay attention to the last 499 times the corporations lied to them, and tell us all about how the free market will save us and make it all better... and like idiots we keep electing the same morons over and over.
If only there was I dunno some sort of law that forced companies to bear the costs of their security failures.
Far to often we see companies gleefully suing people who dare to politely point out flaws rather than fix them. Sending researchers the bill for having to fix the bug they discovered. Sending the DoJ on a rampage to threaten to put them in jail for crimes against humanity. Issuing press releases blaming the researchers for the bug.
This is 'we just slapped our brand on something & did none of the work' and jacked the price up several magnitudes because our brand name is worth it. They got profits, we got a growing network of shit that will be used to cripple the entire internet. Perhaps its time to stop pretending corporations will do anything about this on their own & we start punishing them for taking the path of most profits.
We don't have enough information about these 'Quakers' so we won't admit we have them on a secret list so they won't lie to us about being 'Quakers'. We are so stupid we trust what they tell us when we think they are terrorists, because when you pledge to be a terrorist you also pledge to always tell the truth....
We should make politicians declare themselves as terrorists in that case.
This is more of the stupid brain dead pandering that we need to collect more so we don't miss anything, and we are far more lost in the haystack than we were before.
Perhaps if we stopped tying bonuses to 'results' they would stop inventing them and turn down the firehose of data so they could see actual terrorists and not just mentally challenged people they conned into saying they love ISIS so they could get good coverage.
The secret courts & secret laws & secret interpretations are poison destroying the country. We need to end them, and stop pretending that as long as we don't admit it we are just as bad as those we are pursuing we're still the good guys. Some dictators would LOVE to have people snatched from other countries and placed in black sites everyone can disavow if people find out about the torture there.
Perhaps the question we need to ask Congress is when did they decide we should cross those lines & lie about it. If you are proud of what you are doing, why hide it?