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Is there honor among trolls?

I was reading various mass file-sharing lawsuit complaints recently and found out that they are heavily copied from each other. I was daydreaming how wonderful it could be if copyright trolls would sue each other for infringement…

Jason Fischer / Mark Randazza:

88. In the BitTorrent world, there is honor among thieves. Those who merely download files, without publishing and sharing files, are derisively called “leechers.”

Gill Sperlein:

29. In the eDonkey2000 Network, there is honor among thieves. Those who merely download files, without making files available in their share folder are derisively called “leechers.” The more files a user makes available in his share folder, the faster the system allows him to download files from others.

Andrew Contiguglia:

53. In the BitTorrent world, there is honor among thieves. Those who merely download files, without publishing and sharing files, are derisively called “leechers.”

[…and so on…]

Dear trolls!

I heard many times that “there is honor among thieves,” and I don’t care if it is true or not, because it is absolutely not applicable to file-sharing. Firstly, it is highly unprofessional for a lawyer to confuse theft with infringement. Secondly, peer-to-peer participants don’t give a damn about others, because they absolutely don’t know with whom they share their files. I don’t know about Bittorrent, but in eMule download speed is directly correlated with upload speed. So talking about accelerating downloads, you confuse common sense incentives with moral imperatives. It is not surprising since you obviously have a problem comprehending what moral is.

Could you please stop lifting nonsense from each other and start using your own ugly heads?

Thank you.


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Discussion

One response to “Is there honor among trolls?

  1. Funny. I seem to remember some Troll making negative comments because John Does copy/use examples of motions to dismiss and other documents to fight them. “Pot calling the kettle Black.” Doesn’t surprise me.

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