#1 By: Cory Doctorow, December 25th, 2013 16:57
#2 By: nonfer, December 25th, 2013 17:10
from the article:
The only money she had in the world was around £1,500 in savings and now this company wanted a third of that.
thanks google: 500 pounds to dollars + 🔎 =
500 British Pound Sterling equals
818.85 US Dollar
not on me.
#3 By: El Mariachi, December 25th, 2013 17:24
It goes without saying that a porn studio is “no trousers.”
#4 By: rider, December 25th, 2013 18:44
GoldenEye are a company who just send letters to people to try and threaten and bully them into paying money, but do not take it any further. It was just like a game of poker to me as they were bluffing all the time so I played the game and won as I didn’t back down to their demands
Getty images plays the same game sending out thousands if not tens of thousands of threatening extortion letters over the past decade and last I checked they had taken a total of two people to court.
Funny how everyone ignores it when Getty Images dose it on a much larger scale then these porn trolls.
#5 By: Fascinoma, December 25th, 2013 20:12
It's really just extortion, isn't it?
#6 By: Boundegar, December 26th, 2013 10:02
Somebody once threatened to sue me for $500. I just got out my calculator and figured the minimum a corporate attorney would charge to actually appear in court... and ignored the threat. I almost sent their letter back with BRING IT ON scrawled across it.
#7 By: Donovan Acree, December 27th, 2013 10:43
It's not at all the same thing. The porno copyright trolls send out these letters to anyone using an IP address that matches a list of people in a torrent swarm.
Getty is sending letters to people who repost images on their blogs, websites, facebook etc. where it's actually possible to verify that someone has stolen work posted.
#8 By: Cory Doctorow, December 30th, 2013 16:57
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