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(LA Times)   Judge smacks down copyright trolls in porn case. Hot   (latimes.com) divider line 8
    More: Spiffy, Prenda Law Inc., copyright troll, creative work, fantasy literature, Web User, federal judges  
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2013-04-10 12:25:30 PM  
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2013-04-10 08:32:01 PM  
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ThunderPelvis: Ken at Popehat: cefm: Way to jump on the story late, LA Times.  Popehat has been covering this for weeks, in much more detail and with better insight, analysis and entertainment value.

http://www.popehat.com/tag/prenda-law/

That guy's a dick.

Shoulda known you'd have a Fark login.  Thanks for all the entertainment.  Your chronicle of the Oatmeal/Carreon affair was legendary, and Carreon's hateful she-demon of a wife is *still* providing lulz in your name on her insane, screeching, hairpulling derpfest of one website.

/welcome to Totalfark.


Dude!  Thanks so much for the TotalFark.  Much appreciated.

Yes, Tara Carreon is photoshopping me into Klan pictures now.  It's like dating all over again.
2013-04-10 10:12:11 AM  
2 votes:
So does a lawyer pleading the fifth set up some sort of legal singularity? Where they have to bring in representation who, in turn, have to plead the fifth and bring their own representation? Every barrister on the planet reads the writing on the wall and knows that the last to be picked for the dodgeball team will be stuck holding the bag which accelerates the assimilation of lawyers at an exponential rate. By the third week, the federal courthouse is literally bursting at the seams with writhing, undulating  mass of Brooks Brother's suits, briefcases and paperwork from all previous lawyers/clients.

Then the earth mercifully collapses in on itself like a Jupiter in the movie 2010.
2013-04-10 10:03:57 AM  
2 votes:

cefm: Way to jump on the story late, LA Times.  Popehat has been covering this for weeks, in much more detail and with better insight, analysis and entertainment value.

http://www.popehat.com/tag/prenda-law/


That guy's a dick.
2013-04-10 11:07:43 AM  
1 votes:

Endive Wombat: ...There is a possible public shame factor that comes with "theft" of porography.  Yes, theft is theft, that being said... unfortunately, as prevalent as the "culture of porn" is in modern society, it still carries a level of shame and embarrassment with it.  Yeah, it is a double standard by comparison to being sued for downloading the newest Nickelback album, and this law firm knows that.


There was a great scam in Australia a few years back... Guy advertised porn videos for sale in the back of a magazine - just mainstream stuff, though, couples, oral, etc. He got a lot of buyers sending checks, cash, or money orders. He would then diligently reply to each one with an apology, saying the video had sold out, and enclosed was a check for a full refund from the company. Valid checks, too... but the company name was something incredibly disturbing like "Chained up dog-farkers bondage bestiality orgy porn company, LTD," and as a result, almost none of them were deposited.
2013-04-10 10:23:52 AM  
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Elegy:  As I understand it, one of the arguments that the prenda side is trying to make is that these proceedings effectively constitute a criminal trial for prenda,

More like the judge had already decided they were naughty boys and was holding a hearing (actually this was a second one after they decided to blow off his previous hearing) to give them a chance to explain why he shouldn't discipline them.  And they decided to plead the Fifth when asked about doing their jobs.  Let's play this out in another setting

"John, I called you into my office today because there have been some troubling irregularities in your job performance lately.  I am sorry, but this sort of thing is not considered acceptable in this company, and we are going to have to write you up.  However, I am not soulless monster, so if you want to provide an explanation as to why you think I should go easy on you, I am more than willing to hear you out."

**crickets, because John decided not to come into the office**

[A month later, when John finally deigns to show up to his supervisor's office]
"John, I called you into my office today because there have been some troubling irregularities in your job performance lately.  I am sorry, but this sort of thing is not considered acceptable in this company, and we are going to have to write you up.  However, I am not soulless monster, so if you want to provide an explanation as to why you think I should go easy on you, I am more than willing to hear you out.  Why don't we start with you telling me how you go about doing your job -"

"I refuse to explain my basic job description because it will implicate me in a crime!"

**boss keels over from aneurysm**
2013-04-10 10:11:00 AM  
1 votes:
Just to make sure I'm following - because it's a ruling in favor of porn, we now like judges on Fark?
2013-04-10 09:54:03 AM  
1 votes:
I have a copyright on Missionary. Hasn't gotten me very far.
 
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