Copyright Troll Gets Smacked Around By Court, As Judge Wonders If Some Of Its Experts Even Exist https://www.techdirt.com/articles/2...udge-wonders-if-some-experts-even-exist.shtml Artikkelin kommenteista löytyi hyvä yhteenveto: "Its nice when the courts catch up with the rest of us. One might want to ask to see the copyright transfer to the non-existent company, I mean its not like it would be just transferring the right to sue (which isn't legal). One might want to ask if the made up company is just meant to be a fig leaf, protecting Voltage from liability from bad acts of this "totally unrelated" company extracting cash that ended up in Voltage's coffers. One might want to see if investors in the film are getting any of the cash collected, I mean its not like there was a lawsuit against them to report how much they got and disgorge payments to the investors... oh wait. One might want to wonder how is it they can allegedly track every single person who was ever in a swarm, but can never ID the most important person.... the original uploader. I mean copyright trolls have NEVER EVER put the material out there themselves... well except Prenda, and all those times Malibu Media content was available on BT before it was ever posted to their site or was registered for copyright. There is no way that this has been a long running extortion scheme enabled by the courts, allowing bad actors to enrich themselves well in excess of the limit established in the law... oh wait. Sadly the law has no remedy for this, looking at the Prenda case & the long time it took anything to happen, you can make millions & as long as you cash out before the questions get to tough. If you can play the shell game correctly, you can sacrifice a few empty shoe boxes & stay in the game for a couple million more in profits. You don't need a real company. Just a name that sounds good enough to take the blame. You don't need real experts. I made this thing, this thing works perfectly, trust me I said I am an expert. You don't need to mention how the experts get paid. The courts might be curious to know why they aren't paid a flat fee, but get a cut... can you trust an expert (who might be fictitious) who is paid based on the outcome? You don't have to provide evidence. Oh its in Germany, we can't get it here, its to expensive, we can't produce them, we can show you these spreadsheets though! We're lawyers, we would never lie. You don't need real people. Heck even when you show the court the person who signed documents can't be shown to exist, they've looked away rather than keep dealing with the troll. The lawyer just needs to submit docs. You can request the same costs in several cases & support it with sketchy documentation that don't add up. You don't have to do any of the work, its done at the mothership & you just file it. You can recruit from craigslist. You don't need awesome legal minds, just someone who managed to pass the bar. You can lie to the press. The press loves to report all about those Fanatical Internet Hate Groups who only hate them because they are the white knights of copyright defending, not because they have amassed huge amounts of evidence of the extortion scheme & called out all of the flaws. You can lie to the courts. Show the court headerless emails using names the FIHG has never heard of, making threats & plead for the docket to be sealed so we can't tear the case apart. They are so terrified they never file a police report, you'd think a lawyer willing to submit it to the court in total fear would contact the authorities... unless they were afraid it would expose the email came from 127.0.0.1. But then they tell the courts I'm the bad man... yet I've never shaken down senior citizens for their social security checks or sued the dead."