It’s called copyright trolling, and it’s happening now in Canada, as it’s happened to more than 200,000 Americans. I warned you about Voltage Pictures’ massive lawsuit back in December.

Masterfile, one of the more aggressive and “supposedly” organized trolls gets handed a very big set back! Without going into all of the details which can be read here, our friend and ally Oscar So far, trolls have mostly targeted works that can be easily identified in online searches, such as stock images and news articles. In Canada, Getty Images and Masterfile are the most active companies engaged in this scheme. Welcome no more in U.S. courts, copyright trolls look to Canada. It’s called copyright trolling, and it’s happening now in Canada, as it’s happened to more than 200,000 Americans. Feb 22, 2014 · TekSavvy must hand over the names of hundreds of its customers accused of illegal file sharing, the Federal Court ruled this week, but Internet policy experts say the carefully crafted decision actually lowers the odds of “copyright trolls” setting up shop in Canada Nov 10, 2015 · Does asking a friend for a copy of a newspaper article from a subscription website constitute copyright infringement? According to an Ottawa small claims court, it does. The court recently issued a deeply flawed copyright ruling, providing a timely warning about the dangers of Canada's restrictive digital lock rules that were enacted by the Conservatives over the strong objection of many

The courts allowed the trolls to get only names and addresses from Teksavvy, and have assigned a judge to sit on the trolls, making sure that there are no extortion letters (letters can be sent, but the judge gets the final edit: no "give us a bazillion dollars or we will take your house, car, drain your bank accounts and sell your organs on the Asian black market").

Jul 17, 2013 · Dovden Investments doesn’t provide any services or make any products, unless you count the manufacturing of lawsuits. Since setting up shop, this mysterious company has launched a blitz of patent litigation against Canadian companies, entrepreneurs and even a school for gifted children in Alberta. Oct 26, 2009 · Can/Do copyright trolls go after people who never use bittorrent but might use a site like couchtuner/123movies Let's say that you have a dynamic IP from your cable company and you torrent something that a copyright troll would be angry about, force an IP change by changing your router's mac address and a copyright troll has the old IP address The copyright troll is different from the regular copyright holder in the sense that the copyright troll tries to sue as many people as they can and may end up suing tens of thousands of users. Another difference is rather than trying to stop others from infringing, the copyright troll is mainly trying to get the infringers to pay and settle May 27, 2014 · As we announced this morning, a federal appeals court handed copyright trolls a major defeat today by taking away one of their most powerful tactics: the ability to sue large groups of John Doe defendants together with minimal evidence.

According to Techopedia, Wikipedia for geeks, file sharing is defined as “the practice of sharing or offering access to digital information or resources, including documents, multimedia (audio/video), graphics, computer programs, images and e-books.” It’s a definition — and an issue — lawyers in Canada may want to look at more closely.

Apr 12, 2018 · Remembering the Real Trolls. None of this is to say that copyright trolls don’t exist. They certainly do. However, they haven’t made many headlines in recent years as the two biggest names went under in dramatic fashion over five years ago. Jul 06, 2016 · from the canada-nice-meets-american-thuggery dept Wed, Jul 6th 2016 11:46am — Tim Cushing In the United States, copyright trolls are finding it more difficult to save on filing fees by pursuing CIPPIC believes Voltage are nothing more than “copyright trolls” sending settlement letters to alleged pirates in order to extract hard cash from them. Relying on a ruling in BMG Canada Oct 30, 2015 · Anyway, speaking of alleged copyright trolls, the hearing of Teksavvy’s quest in the Voltage case to appeal the decision by Prothonotary Roza Aronovitch of the Federal Court regarding TekSavvy’s claim to entitlement to $346,480.68 in which Teksavvy was awarded only $21,557.50 – about 6% of what it asked for overall coming up on November 9 May 13, 2013 · While Europe and the United States have been targets for copyright trolls for the last few years, Canada has largely escaped attention. But with the Trolls, however, have abused copyright law not as a way to protect a copyright but, in effect, to use the threat of litigation to extort money from hundreds or thousands of companies and individuals. Despite legal setbacks, copyright trolls present a growing challenge.