How to find and avoid online copyright trolls
With online copyright infringement a hot topic, and with it, the threat of copyright lawsuits, the United States has a lot of work to do to keep people safe.
But even with this high-stakes fight, one thing we can all agree on is that it is time to start thinking about how to fight copyright trolls.
While it’s easy to blame the trolls themselves for copyright infringement, it’s not necessarily the best way to fight online copyright trolling.
A few steps can help protect yourself from the copyright trolls, including: Be proactive about filing copyright infringement claims.
If you see an online copyright troll, file a complaint or report it to the authorities.
If the troll’s domain name is registered to a domain name service provider (DNS) service provider, contact the DNS provider to verify that the service provider is not part of the same network as the troll.
If a domain-name service provider does not comply with a complaint, you can file a lawsuit against the DNS service provider.
If your domain name provider refuses to take down the domain name or blocks your access to the site, you may want to consider filing a lawsuit yourself.
If, however, the domain-owner refuses to comply with the takedown request, or refuses to pay you, you have other options.
The most obvious option is to file a copyright infringement lawsuit yourself, but there are other legal options that will also help protect you.
Make sure you file the complaint on a computer that is not your own.
If it’s difficult or impossible to find a court where the person filing the complaint can go, it may be easier to file it on a networked computer.
If there is no court where you can go for a court hearing, you should contact your local government.
It’s important to know that the government may also be able to help you resolve your complaint.
For example, you could file a DMCA takedown request to a copyright holder who is a local or state government, or to a law enforcement agency.
If that does not work, you might be able ask a private lawyer to take the case on your behalf.
If someone files a DMCA request for you, the process for filing the lawsuit will depend on the jurisdiction where the copyright owner resides.
A local court will often approve a lawsuit if it can show that it has jurisdiction over the copyright holder.
However, if the person who filed the complaint has jurisdiction in another jurisdiction, the court may grant you a court order to take action.
If so, contact your lawyer to find out more about how this works.