What really grinds me is when the Law Enforcement, Government and Prosecutors bring a case and when they dont follow the letter of the law and the defendant(s) calls them out on it before the court , that Judges trot out the phrase "good faith" and allow Law Enforcement, Government or Prosecutors to keep evidence or warrants or whatever to keep thing in case that should have been out or to keep cases alive.
The courts and judges in them have lost a lot of their impartiality and seem to be willing to bend over backwards to allow this in that should be because Law Enforcement, Government and Prosecutors didn't follow the letter of the law as they are written and defined.
How many cases are there where a defendant got a good faith exemption from the court? Not as many as Law Enforcement, Government and Prosecutors have i would be willing to bet.
SCOTUS has been wishy-washy on a lot of things they could say the law is the law and bot allow some of this to go on but takes a hand off position a lot of times. It's sad that the erosion of our right and freedoms are being eroded more and more, the forefathers would be aghast at how the constitution has become irrelevant in the eyes of the goverment, law enforcement the courts and those sworn to uphold it
Lets see this reminds me of Liebowitz and good old Steven Gibson of Righthaven fame and there are other out there engages in the same schtick. The system is so corrupt and abused it isn't even funny and the other problem is the courts could slap the trolls down hard but refuse on many occasions to do so especially when it comes to cut and run litigation when the trolls think they are in trouble.
How long did Gibson and Righthaven abuse the landscape and many many times courts didn't admonish them, Liebowitz is the same, he filed how many lawsuits and go busted how many times but yet rarely got slapped on the hand, until he pissed off a few judges and then the cards started to fall, but that was on in so many cases, look how many he filed
You only need to look further at the Prenda Law and Malibu Media litigation to see how trolls can flout the law and keep going and going and going until the house of cards start to fall.
The problem is the courts hold the trolls to a different standard then the defendant it seems and get way more leniency even when they flout court orders and timelines etc. The fact that courts most of the time allow trolls to cut and run with next to no financial penalties is why the trolls keep going , the rewards are high and the risk is low, they know they have the system gamed to their end
LMAO You have to love the fact that a judge who turned his court district into the new patent go to venue to sue in, is so slammed he appoints a litigator whose client was engaged in dubious tactics to keep their troll lawsuit in a patent friendly court... The irony there and corruption is astounding.
Lets face it much like the Eastern District of Texas and Judge Gilstrap bent over backward to keep patent trolling alive and well and the money flowing thru their district and the courthouse, we are seeing Waco is wanting in on the gravy train.
It is astounding how courts have become so corrupt and all about revenue that fair justice is out the window, this is what happens when you have Judges who are political rather than impartial and who are elected by merit and their service and background in the law rather than who can grease enough wheels to get into an elected job as a judge and the appointment of a pro copyright litigator ought to send just the right signal to trolls wanting to sue, Waco is open and ready for your business and the law well.... we will worry about that another time.
Just when you thought we had seen enough of the Eastern District of Texas and the Judge Gilstraps, well guess what looks like we haven't The problem is the trolls will keep abusing the patent system because politicians are too corrupt to want to pass the laws to help stamp out the trolls and the courts are way too divided half the time to care to step in and SCOTUS even with the Alice decision has left enough room that the patent trolls have found enough room to keep on going.
And if you think this is bad now wait until this bit with the administrative judges to avoid smaller cases going to court starts it will be open season. We have seen tons of abuses thru patent and troll litigation from non practicing entities suing over the vaguest of old patent claiming they cover everything under the sun to sue, to ADA trolling lawsuits to porn tolling lawsuit to movie companies trolling lawsuits and even lawsuits over the use of printers/copiers for god sakes. and it just keeps going and going
But but it was for the children TAC, I mean who doesn't bring home a 150l in a shoe box for future -er -uh child planning,,, of course they didn't have any yet.,. but just in case.... maybe ...one day....probably not
Hey TAC hope your well Yes I totally forgot about their COVID dodging om the no shooting porn ban that was going on in LA yet they managed to still be able to do that ( more rules they dont follow, who'd have guessed )
Glad to see their high moral and ethical standards they put profits over health
I fully agree with TAC on you have to take what Colette says with a grain of salt.
Remember Collette was whining and crying in interviews and and court documents for years on end about how their businesses like X-art were on the verge of collapse because of piracy and they were so close to the edge of collapse and financial ruin and they have " no choice" but to file some 8800+ to protect their copyright and property, yet they continued to thrive some how opening up Collette;s vanity porn site Collettedotcom, they were paying for some models living arrangements who were signed with them( wait I thought they were in the throws of despair and just about on the street ) and lets not forget they bought that 8 million dollar Malibu mansion they were shooting porn in ( in contravention of Malibu city residential bylaws ) I cant imagine what a struggle it must have been for old Collette and Brigham to have to pack up and move to an 8 million dollar Malibu mansion, I mean the hardships they must have faced doing that, I am sure other in the porn industry working in their apartments and 3 bedroom houses in suburban neighbourhoods, and those working in rented office space were all sitting around at the Adult industry convention wondering if they should start some kind of a telethon or maybe put donate pages up on their adult websites to help get cash together to help poor struggling Collette and Brigham get by, because I cant imagine the sacrifice it takes to live in an 8 million dollar Malibu mansion ( I dont normally throw around the word Heroes but.... )
It always mazes me that Malibu Media in their lawsuits will ask you to turn over everything electronic that you own practically and cant wait to snoop into ever detail of your life 9 and browsing history etc and expect you to turn everything over straight away but yet when it comes to their turn to do so you see so much stone walling non responses to court motions and orders and failures to comply such as what we are seeing what has transpired here, so imagine the histrionics employed by Collette when she has put many people in the position she is now facing a judgement of tens of thousands of dollars except now its 100k because she tried to dodge her responsibilities.
I have zero sympathy for Collete or Brigham and I have hear the divorce play card enough times to choke a horse, funny how they speak of divorce but yet are still joined at the hip. This is not the first time Collete and her companies have tried to dodge court order where they have been ordered to pay, there are outstanding ones I believe still not paid by them . Sorry but they both knew exactly what this copyright trolling lawsuit scheme was enrichment under the guise of copyright enforcement or basically another revenue stream. Their sites are still brining in 20k a month and that is just subscribers fees a month it doesn't included DVD sales or VOD site license income where they have movie content at , not clips they sell etc So there is I believe other income streams out there to be had that they have incoming
Not to mention lets remember Collete has been actively looking at setting up NV companies to get out from under all the problems they are in with their CA companies, this was brought up in a Texas case where Malibu had been in a copyright fight and seem to be on the losing end and a defendant was truing to get assets retrained in case Malibu didnt pay up ( I believe a judge denied defendants request ) SO Collete expects everyone to pay up when they have gotten a judgement but doesn't think they should when they go against them, just tells you what kind of people your dealing with
The security features built into devices, networks, and data centres, combined with end-users data-protection responsibilities, make espionage and other misuses of backdoors impossible.
You have to be kidding. The only way Streefland truly believes the spin in how comment he made is if there are two men named Mr. Rourke and Tattoo standing behind him
You have to be living in Fantasy Land to be thinking that leaving a backdoor open isnt an issue, if you leave a backdoor open bad guys will take advantage of it.
The FCC and the Government could save hundreds of millions and billions of dollars if they would stop giving the Big Telco and Cable co's money to expand broadband networks that they never complete or use dubious maps and claims of bring broadband to areas where they clearly had the same service in the area and just chose not to complete it for years on end.
Never mind the fact that they never penalize Big Telco and Cable for subsidies they got and then never finished all the work they were supposed to do in which the funding was intended for and the areas that were supposed to get service in. The problem is the goverment chooses to be so liement and when the work isn't completed to give them deadline after deadline and let them hang on to the money provided with no penalties instead of clawing it back and penalizing them when they don't finish work or even start it to reduce their eligibility to get future funds, why reward them for the work they wont do or didn't bother to complete?
If the Telco's and Cable co's cant live up to the expectation of which they are supposed to get broadband infrastructure in and operating, time to let municipalities and towns, cities and the competition in to compete.
Too much rubber stamping and looking the other way, stop doing it and clmap down and make it tough for them to get the subsidies if they keep screwing the pooch and start hitting them in the wallet and penalize them for their lack of living up to their end of the deal
Fear of Right to repair legislation drove this decision plain and simple. It was coming down to conform and change your ways or we will legislate it which is going to come I believe anyways because of all the anti fix it yourself companies that dont want you to fix it yourself ( hello John Deer et all )
The question is will Apple make the parts and toll reasonable to buy or will they be priced closed enough to what Apple will charge to fix it to make it a non starter for people who see the price to do it themselves as not much cheaper than to have Apple do it
There are a lot of ways companies will try and be within the right to repair legislation or to seem like they were complying before hand but there are dubious ways they can make it so it isn't worth the hassle to repair it yourself by keeping the costs to do ir yourself high with parts ,tools, repair manuals etc
You guys realize who is doing most of the trolling here and who is at the Helm of the Hawk Technology troll litigation right? That is everyone's favorite troll Keith Lipscomb who was the head of the Malibu Media troll litigation, the same troll who Malibu Media sued for not sharing the profits from the trolling scheme with Collete and her hubby over at X-Art their porn studio
Old Lippy started this scheme with Hawk before the Malibu thing came crashing down ( guess needing a need revenue stream to keep the easy money coming in was needed before the house of cards that was Malibu Media fell to the ground
It's funny how the trolling for easy money shakedown lawsuit game always has the same names popping up over and over and over. Lippy should remember, John and Paul thought if they kept refining their litigation scheme to keep more of the profits that it would work out too... and they are both behind bars... Keith is a little smarter than them... but not that much
'' The 10-plus-year run cable stocks have enjoyed has been underpinned by the emergence of these companies as leading providers of residential broadband in the U.S. ''
Translation: The 10+ year run the Cable monopolies have enjoyed in bending the consumer over time and time again with reduced choices, skyrocketing charges for Set top boxes and routers, hidden fees and every other fee they could add on to gouge for just that one more dime on your bill while providing the least bit of service ( because in some areas where you going to switch to? That's right no one because they are the only provider..muahahaha ) and as the only few choices you have as these are the dominate players we share some concern that the cable monopolies will see their ability to keep jacking up prices every quarter like clockwork to prop up the illusion of profitability start to falter with the proposition of community based broadband and their potential ability to offer more than just internet service in their area and out of it and increased competition from other providers entering the market.
We sincerely hope like hell the cash cow we are enjoying from no competition that are propping up these stocks will continue but we are peeing are pants that the end is near and these once profitable stocks are going to tank hard if you dont lobby the hell and grease the politicians to stop it.
Concerned Wall Street Brokerages
Very Noble of those who sent in a submission to tell those not to screw with it, however this was futile from the outset because Tillis and Co had decided the outcome with copyright holders and pro copyright entities in Hollywood as to where this legislation was going and how it would be framed.
The asking of others for their submissions is just window dressing to make a feeble attempt like they listened to the concerns of those against these changes when the outcome was pre-decided long ago.
Politicians love to put on a show but 9 times out of 10 the outcome of these committees seeking comments is just a dog and pony show so they can say they gave everyone a fair shake before they decided to pass the draft, when in reality the lobbyists and groups pushing for the changes long ago decided where, how and what the legislation will look like everyone else's concerns be damned
LOL at the notion that Disney believes while it paid for the rights and the property to sell the books it never assumed liabilities. This is what kills me with Hollywood and their copyright enforcement and how they are fighting to make sure their creators get paid for their works, except they routinely screw their creators and find endless way to NOT pay them their due.
It was one of the reasons I loathe and take a very jaded view of their claims of how they are fighting for their members, no they are fighting for the major movie studios publishers and record companies... this is who they are really fighting to get money for, not the people down the chain
Honestly, if you ever have wondered who was pushing for this prosecution it has been Hollywood all the way, they couldn't do it thru the courts so they came up with the novel idea of using the US DOJ to do their bidding and this wondaful charge of criminal copyright infringement which is just a tad bit of a stretch in copyright law and criminal law.
Honestly I am not the biggest Dotcom fan, with that said the man does have right and due process and there is more than enough shady shit with this whole thing from the beginning of it it till this day that stinks to high heaven and seem to more a personal vendetta on Hollywood's part to stamp out anyone or any platform they see as a threat to their business model.
Lets see the charges: criminal copyright infringement, racketeering, money laundering, and wire fraud all at Hollywoods desire to make sure that Dotcom is driven into the ground and ends up in jail and as a lesson to others, go against us and your next. What I find inexplainable is how the US Govt and the USDOJ decided to come the defacto prosecutorial arm for Hollywood. How many cases have we seen this now since mgaupload where other sites and the people behind them have ended up being prosecuted by the DOJ and at the behest of Hollywood, lets see Kickass torrents, Jetflicks, iStreamItAll, the piratebay and that is just a few.
Hollywood was having no success thru the courts so they enlisted the DOJ and came up with the following charges criminal copyright infringement, racketeering, money laundering, and wire fraud nad they have relied heavily on these to go after site and platforms and individuals. If Hollywood wants to go after sites that is fine use the courts but no damn way should the USDOJ, nation spy agencies, embassy officials and ambassadors be in on the hunt in this fiasco. How many millions of dollars has the U.S. and NZ governments spent on this whole prosecution at the behest of Hollywood and why the fuck is the taxpayer footing the bill for this sideshow? You can bet it is in the tens of millions if not more.
Hollywood seems to think that the U.S DCMA is global,but last time I checked the DMCA is a U.S. based law. yes copyright infringement is under WIPO, but Hollywood seems to believe that the DMCA is applicable to everyone outside of the US and thus your their enemy and bound to bend to their whim if they dont like what your doing no matter what country you reside in.
The Dotcom case is more than a handful of how the DOJ is really pushing the boundaries of the law to make a case fit at the behest of Hollywood, the shit that has gone on in dotcoms case is more than troubling it's an abuse of the goverment and their powers. The fact that Dot com is and has never been here but is a fugitive from US justice is more than troubling as is the seizure of his assets for this many years. This is what happens when the scales of goverment are abused and political meddling by lobbyists and industry to further their own agenda are being meted out and everyone ought to be concerned that the goverment is using its political might and spy agencies and legal arms to force a public prosecution for a private interest.
It amazes me just how over the line goverment has gone these days and how lobbyists and organisations with money are wielding an ungodly amount of influence on citizens here and non citizens abroad
LOL that the cable and telco industry thinks that the cord cutting will slow down and then people will flock back... in their dreams. the whole reason people are cutting the cord is because of the damn cost for what the consumer receives, it just plain isn't worth it..
You have channels you have no desire to have but are forced to take to get the channels you do want. there is the constant price increases to the service ( if you want to call it that ) that come very 4 to 6 months like clock work, the wonderful box rental fee that you can also count on increasing as long as your a subscriber, then all the other additional fees that they also like to jack up because you know why they hell not, then there is the wonderful bombardment of commercials and if you want something like HBO or any sports packages, well bend over because are you about to take one...for the team and the big conglomerate
The big telcos and cable co's just dont get that the consumer is tired of being gouged at every turn for service they get, the channels they do want and forced to take the channels they dont want and the quartley price increases and fee and rental increases that you can set your calendar to.
Yes the motto of charge them more to increase profit with little improvement in service and no choice for the consumer is their death knell. Why wouldnt people leave when they can get streaming service cheaper even if they get 2 or 3 its can still be way cheaper than cable
I cut the cord years ago and despite my telco and cables co promotional eforts to win me back it isnt going to happen, I save myself 65.00 a month by not using their service and using the 3 streaming services I use... and I am more than happy
Liebowitz chances on appeal are about as good as my chance of winning the Powerball, sure I get a shot but the odds are pretty long I win and so are Liebowtiz's
Richard can disagree and stamp,p his feet all day long it wont change any of the facts that he is following a long troll tradition of sue first and hope no one delves into the facts later.. Liebowitz's mass filings and litigation by quantity in hope of extracting quick settlements is of his own downfall. The trolls whole game is based on playing the odds that people will settle rather than fight.
I believe we will start to see more people fight than settle i hopes they will win and Liebowitz will cut and run rather than get caught having to litigate the case and risk getting sanctioned.
who knew the odds could turn into the defendants favour due to some inadequate layering on Richards part
Picking the peoples pockets for years and continuing to do so and people leaving ... like what nerve the consumer has to do this to them after all they have done for us...lol
Stankey is a prime example of many CEO's in the landscape of large companies who this and believe mergers will pave the way to riches and cost be damned and that no matter what the price of those mergers are we can pass it on to the customer who will happily pay whatever we charge.
AT&T and many other cable and telcos have been bleeding customers dry for years, the go to method to increase revenue for wall street has always been to raise the rates add more fees and give the consumer less and lees for the dollars they spend and as an added bonus lets just give you even shitter service then we have before.
Instead of changing and adapting to the landscape on the horizon and IPTV and streaming services that are becoming more and more a choice of consumers AT&T and other telcos have stuck their head in the sand and declared these IPTV and streaming services a flash in the pan and here we are how many years later and those services are growing and the Cable co and Telco's are in decline
It's bad enough that Stankey and pals thought that buying competitors and trying to make them the only choice or at least limiting the consumers options was a good idea and that the money would roll in but this another example of corporate stupidity. AT&T decision to screw with the success HBO was having with some of their programming and put in more cheaper and abundance of whatever they can find programming hasnt exactly been to the betterment IMHO in honesty some of the crap on HBO these days just goes to show how one strategy can start to derail a successful entity and the love it has built up with fans of its content
Sorry but the constant rate hikes, the additional make believe fees that the cable and telcos seem to think they can keep raising to levels where they seem to be on par with the cheapest plans for tv or internet service just shows you how bad their bottom line is and how they desperate they are to get additional revenue to keep the illusion of profitability, sooner or later the house of cards will come crashing down, because Stankey plans of raising rates and customers will stay with us is doomed to fail like other telcos and cable co's are also finding
is AT&T too big to fail, no, but you can bet your ass they will cry to the goverment they are , but sorry it is time for AT&T to take a massive face plant, even though we all know it will be BK and wipe this debt sell off a few assets and keep on going with some other clever soul who wont do any better than Stankey will.
Honestly the feds would be better off to break AT&T up like they did with Ma Bell and quit allowing behemoths like this to grow, because they are destined to fail
In Liebowitz;s filing he says they brought someone in and had new case tracking an alerts put on their cases to improve their litigation management of the cases they have ongoing?
So does this mean that Richard will be looking for a refund on this case management , or do the alerts get the snooze alarm treatment at his firm? Because for Richard's so called improvements by the expert or guru he brought in, there sure doesnt seem to be any improvement of what a train wreck his litigation strategy is becoming.
And using the Prenda Law "Double down and I am the victim here strategy" never worked well for them either... just an FYI Richard
Is anyone else getting a little whiff of of Another Prenda Law in the making? Seriously, all Richard needs to do is take his own photos and start suing over them, he's getting damn close.
Filing suits and then doing so under your clients name and not informing them, yeah that is a no no. Negotiating settlements and not disclosing them is also a no no.
Honestly it is way pat time for Richard to get his hands whacked here. This is the problem when you are using copyright enforcement under the guise of revenue generation you get too focused on the easy money and forget all about responsibilities, we have seen this time and time again with the trolls.
Well ought to be interesting to read old Richards response to all this, anyone want to take a bet that Craig is about to get thrown under the bus a lot in the next while with Richard threatening to sue for defamation or something?