Copyright Troll In Finland Gets Dinged For Violating Copyright Law In Trolling Effort

The last time we discussed Hedman Partners, the law firm in Finland that has for some time been on a copyright trolling tear throughout the country, it was to mention how the firm appeared to have overplayed its hand. After sending out some…

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Copyright Troll Law Firm Broke Copyright Law, Disciplinary Board Finds – TorrentFreak

A law firm deeply entrenched in so-called copyright troll activities in Finland broke copyright law itself, a disciplinary board has found. Hedman Partners sent out letters demanding large sums to make supposed lawsuits disappear but according to the Finnish Bar Association, it committed an offense when it obtained private subscriber data for one client but then used it with others.

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Fox Rothschild and the ‘Dark Art of Copyright Trolling’ | The American Lawyer

Lean Adviser Legal Think Lean Daily Message “To every extent possible, the improvement stage should include clients. They can improve their own internal processes. The entire issue of h…” Learn More Recommended Stories Scott Flaherty | The firm, which just entered its second year, has added Caitlin Halligan, a former New York State Solicitor General who had been co-leading Gibson Dunn’s appellate and constitutional law practice.

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Norwegian court orders volunteers to take down public domain court verdicts and pay copyright troll’s legal bills

Håkon Wium Lie has many claims to fame — he not only created Cascading Style Sheets, an integral part of the web, but he also was the first person to publish the laws of Norway (which are public domain, but were behind a $1/minute paywall at the time) for free, online.

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ISP Questions Impartiality of Judges in Copyright Troll Cases – TorrentFreak

As a staunch defender of privacy and serial critic of copyright trolling activities, Bahnhof has carved out a niche as one of the most customer-friendly ISPs in Sweden. The company certainly isn’t scared of speaking its mind and in a new broadside, it targets several of the country’s judges, questioning their impartiality for supporting pro-copyright groups while presiding over important copyright cases.

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Danish ISPs That Teamed Up To Beat Back Copyright Trolls Get Huge Legal Win

While the world over is dealing with the scourge that is copyright trolling, it is true to say that this virus has not spread everywhere equally. One of the hardest hit countries has been Denmark, where a few copyright trolling practices have caused…

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Congress And The CASE Of The Proposed Bill That Helps Copyright Trolls

One of the recurrent themes on Techdirt is that law itself should not become a tool for unlawful abuse. No matter how well-intentioned, if a law provides bad actors with the ability and opportunity to easily chill others’ speech or otherwise…

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Defenders of Copyright Troll Victims Urge Congress to Reject the “Small Claims” Bill

A dedicated group of attorneys and technologists from around the U.S. defend Internet users against abuse by copyright trolls. Today, they wrote to the House Judiciary Committee with a warning about the CASE Act, a bill that would create a powerful new “small claims” tribunal at the U.S…

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Pirate Party Urges Swedish Govt to Stop ‘Copyright Troll’ Invasion – TorrentFreak

The Swedish Pirate Party is calling on Justice Minister Morgan Johansson to put a halt to the wave of threatening piracy letters that have swept the country in recent months. The party likens the so-called copyright trolling campaigns to extortion and wants local courts to raise the evidence bar.

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IP Address Fail: ISP Doesn’t Have to Hand ‘Pirates’ Details to Copyright Trolls – TorrentFreak

A Swedish ISP has landed an interesting win against a UK-based company acting for international copyright trolls. In 2016, Tele2 was ordered to hand over the personal details of customers behind around 240 IP addresses after they were accused of movie piracy.

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RIAA Gets To Move Forward In Case That Tries To Force ISPs To Help Copyright Trolls

Back in February, we wrote about the details of the appeals court ruling in BMG v. Cox, a case that looked at whether or not internet access providers are required to terminate users accused of repeat infringement. The case was really a proxy for…

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Court Orders Copyright Troll To Post $10,000 Bond After He Lied About His Client’s Licensing Agreement

Richard Liebowitz of Liebowitz Law Firm has had a bad couple of weeks in court. Unfortunately for him, as one of the most prolific copyright trolls, that’s kind of where he makes his home. According to two recent orders handed down by two…

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Copyright Trolls Target Up to 22,000 Norwegians for Movie Piracy – TorrentFreak

The Oslo District Court has effectively given a Danish law firm the go-ahead to target up to 21,804 potential pirates with cash settlement demands. Njord Law ran into trouble at the Supreme Court last year when it was found that its evidence against alleged pirates failed to show serious levels of infringement.

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Copyright Trolls Obtained Details of 200,000 Finnish Internet Users – TorrentFreak

In general terms, Finland was targeted by copyright trolls fairly late in the day, during 2013. But according to information compiled by an NGO activist, they’re certainly making up for lost time. Since December 2013, the Market Court has ordered local ISPs to hand over the personal details of more than 200,000 Internet users, so that copyright trolls can pursue them for cash settlements.

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