FINALLY: A Media Source Calls It Like It Is – US.com Says Porn Valley Companies/Attorneys are “Copyright Trolls”

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Us News & World Report has an interesting article on how porn piracy lawsuits are being beaten again and again in the courtroom. As a result, porn attorneys have acquired a new name in the lexicon: “copyright trolls” thanks to the website, http://www.dietrolldie.com

From US.com: Many of the defendants in these [porn piracy] cases say a stranger tapped into their Wi-Fi connection, something that can take only seconds if your connection is open, or a few minutes longer if a hacker uses one of the many Wi-Fi cracking programs available.

It happened to an IT professional, who wishes to remain anonymous, saying he was accused of downloading a pornographic movie about six months ago.

“I knew I didn’t do it, I knew no one in my household did it,” he says. “Your internet could have been used by neighbors, used by a guest.”

“To carte blanche fire a shotgun in the air and say ‘pay up’ is just ridiculous,” he adds.

His experience led him to create the blog http://www.DieTrollDie.com, a trove of information for people who find themselves accused of piracy.

“It can be really scary and really confusing,” he says of being subpoenaed.

His case was eventually dismissed, but he’s learned a lot about what the “trolls” want: either your name (so they can sue you), or a quick settlement check. That makes fighting back difficult, because responding to the subpoena often requires defendants to identify themselves.

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