The Travelin' Librarian Politics & Law Welcome to the century of the copyright troll: Prenda Law was just the beginning

Welcome to the century of the copyright troll: Prenda Law was just the beginning

FileCopyrightSimpleEnglishWikibookheader.pngAs the saga of the porno copyright trolls Prenda Law moves into its end-game (likely to involve disbarments and jail time for the fraudsters behind the multimillion-dollar scheme that relied on bogus legal threats and sloppy accusations of copyright infringement), it’s worth asking, how, exactly, this scam was able to go on for so long, and what can be done to prevent it in the future.

A pair of articles — one by the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Mitch Stoltz, the other by Ars Technica’s Nate Anderson — delve into this in depth.

Read the full article on BoingBoing.

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