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The return of the Porn Troll: Malibu Media shakedown artists are back in New York

 

I was astonished to find out that a teen pornography purveyor and the most litigious copyright troll in the US history Malibu Media filed 25 lawsuits in NYSD on 11/7/2014 and 11/10/2014 for the first time in more than two years.

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The local troll is a solo practitioner from White Plains Jacqueline M. James. I didn’t find any reputational hiccups in her career, which suggests that she was simply lazy to do a diligent research before stepping into this pile of manure. I’m willing to give her a benefit of doubt: let us see if she is willing to correct her mistake.

This move is bold and astonishing because historically New York has not been exactly friendly to trolls. Lipscomb and Co tried to shake down this state’s citizens in the past — only to be admonished by judges here and there.

The most important event was Magistrate Brown’s Order, Report and Recommendation that essentially ended mass extortion lawsuits in this state in 2012. Granted, Lipscomb ceased filing mass Doe suits long time ago, but the extortionate nature of his today’s “business” remains unchanged.

Other copyright trolls (Mike Meier, Marc Randazza) didn’t find much love in New York either. Judge Harold Baer called trolls “copyright locusts [that] have descended on the federal courts.” And Judge Victor Marrero even suggested that pornography may not be entitled to copyright protection.

So, it will be interesting to observe New York judges’ reaction to the return of the infamous porn troll.

Below is one of the cookie cutter complaints written either in the Miami Troll Central or Karlsruhe.

 

Dear trolls, today is the Veterans Day. In case you have a quantum of soul not eaten by the greed cancer yet, it’s time to reflect on your conduct. Our fathers didn’t die so you would make dirty money on selling US citizens to the German Mafia over obscene material.

Followup

Update

8/1/2017

Today Jacqueline M. James suddenly bailed out of all the open the New York cases and a Hackensack, NJ solo lawyer Kevin T. Conway replaced her. If you like challenges, try to find a single mention of copyright law on his website (spoiler: there ain’t any).

Looks like it is not trivial for the porn extortion outfit to find an attorney who is either doesn’t care about his or her reputation or simply incapable of doing basic Google searches. Since I know nothing about this gentleman (yet), I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume the latter.

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4 responses to ‘The return of the Porn Troll: Malibu Media shakedown artists are back in New York

  1. So far all of these new Malibu Media have been filed in White Plains as opposed to Manhatten which is a change from the suits filed back in 2012. If this is being done in accordance with the Local Rules it means the troll is fishing for Doe’s in the “Northern Counties” instead of the more urban areas. A slight change of initial strategy.

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