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Constitutional Law Copyright Law Intellectual Property Litigation

Troll Lawyer Denied Attorney’s Fees in Copyright Lawsuit

In an important decision from the Federal Court for the District of Oregon, a court has denied attorney’s fees to a successful copyright litigant because the court ruled that in this instance the award did not further the purposes of the Copyright Act. The lawsuit involves the pervasive litigation filed by porn companies against folks […]

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Criminal Law Litigation

Cannibal Cop Found Guilty – Apparently Fantasy Has Its Limits

NYPD ex-cop Gilberto Valle has been found guilty this morning of conspiring to kidnap women and illegally using Federal databases to help him do so. Dubbed “the Cannibal Cop” Valle has tried to put forth a defense that he was just fantasizing and exploring the netherworld of the dark side of the Internet. But it […]

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Copyright Law Entertainment Law General Intellectual Property Litigation Trademark Law

Courts Denounce Copyright Lawsuits Based Solely On IP Address

Common sense is finally coming to copyright troll lawsuits. As I have reported on before here on this site, the adult film industry has been filing lawsuits all around the country against folks whose IP address was registered to them when that IP address was used to download a pornographic movie. Where the plaintiff did […]