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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. In 2010, copyright holding company Righthaven LLC was called a copyright troll by commentators, after it purchased copyrights to a number of old news articles from Stephens Media, at the time the publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, based on a business model of suing bloggers and other Internet authors for statutory damages for having Many trolls have registered works in the United States, and provide copies of these registrations to Canadian victims to "prove" that they own copyright in Canada. US copyright registrations are irrelevant in Canada - only Canadian registrations have any relevance. These copyright trolls try to grow businesses out of suing Internet users — their tactics include targeting large groups of anonymous "Doe defendants" to improperly minimize their court costs and exploiting the massive damages in copyright law in order to pressure defendants into settling quickly. Mar 14, 2014 · The decision of the Federal Court in Voltage Pictures LLC v John Doe and Jane Doe, 2014 FC 161, provides insight into the collision of Norwich Orders, means used to identify unknown infringers, and the growing business model of copyright trolls giving rise for the Courts to be more mindful of playing a role in potentially abusive behaviour of You might be dealing with a copyright troll. Unlike stock photography websites like iStockphoto and Shutterstock, who make money on licensing fees, trolls merely pose as stock photo websites. These companies’ main source of income comes from threatening those who unwittingly use their photos without a license. Perhaps the best comparable is the New Zealand copyright tribunal three strikes cases which have awarded actual market value for the copyright work (eg. $2.39 for a song) and added tribunal and application fees, a deterrence fee, and a portion of the cost of obtaining the user’s information. Tribunal and application fees would not apply to a

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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. Jan 23, 2018 · A copyright troll owns a copyright, typically in a feature film or pornographic video, and attempts to enforce its copyright against individuals who download unauthorized copies of the copyrighted 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