This week we moved past 1 MILLION views of this website, and yet, I missed it. As we head into the weekend, I realize that a lot has happened this week, and I wanted to take a moment to give credit where credit is due.
Were it not for an active community of attorneys, bloggers, and activist associations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.org), most of us would still be in the dark, unaware as thousands of families have their life savings taken.
I want to especially thank “Sophisticated Jane Doe” of Fight Copyright Trolls (https://www.fightcopyrighttrolls.com), who has been an endless supply of information, support, and behind-the-scenes research into everything that is going on with the copyright trolls.
I also want to thank DTD from the Die Troll Die website (https://www.dietrolldie.com), because without his efforts, his entertaining blog posts, and the time he has taken to read so many cases and rulings, much would have been lost. I also want to comment that when these cases began in 2010 and there were thousands of “John Doe” Defendants filed in one bittorrent-based copyright infringement case, it was DTD who filed endless “anonymous John Doe” motions with the court that not only educated judges, but broke a number of cases simply by telling the truth of what those copyright troll attorneys were doing when the judges were not looking.
I also want to thank the attorneys with whom I speak to regularly, and with whom I correspond with and e-mail both over Twitter, over WhatsApp, and over various Listservs. You know who you are. You are an amazing resource, and without you, there are countless examples of where I would have been stumped without your assistance.
And to the growing list of attorneys who practice in this area of law who contact me asking how to do something, or ask me to explain who is who, I appreciate being of service. It is a pleasure working with each of you, teaching you what I know, and sharing news about various copyright holders, ‘copyright trolls’, and strategies which have worked and flopped for each.
Lastly and possibly most importantly, there are many of you on Twitter that I would like to thank, and you know who you are. Our area of law creates an ‘echo chamber’ on Twitter. In that echo chamber, I read every post you write, I appreciate your feedback, I appreciate your insight, and without you, I would have missed out on a number of lawsuits and topics which happened in one set of courts while I was representing clients in another set of courts.
So thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I appreciate everything you do.
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