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Friday July 13, 2012

Copyright Troll Lawyer Slammed By Court of Appeals

It sure doesn't seem like a good time to be a copyright troll, does it? It's actually kinda funny to see how the tide has turned against these guys. cool

A lawyer who threatened countless individuals in copyright troll-style lawsuits has been slammed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The highly colorful Evan Stone sent subpoenas to ISPs without permission of the court in order to extract payments from alleged BitTorrent users, but will now take a huge hit to his reputation. On top of a fine and paying costs to the EFF and Public Citizen, he will have to inform all clients and judges he currently has cases with about this ruling against him.