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Beware – Copyright Trolls

July 23, 2010

Wired Magazine has an article about a despicable human being and his business plan of trolling the internet for what he believes to be copyright violations. Beware!


A commenter at Instapundit’s observes that they are probably tracking down “violators” by looking at site referrals.

I strongly recommend avoiding all sites owned by Stephens Media.

Newspapers by State


* Southwest Times Record, Fort Smith, Ark. (DAILY)
* Pine Bluff Commercial, Pine Bluff, Ark. (DAILY)
* North Little Rock Times, North Little Rock, Ark. (Weekly, Thur.)
* Press Argus Courier, Van Buren, Ark. (twice Weekly, Wed. & Sat.)
* Jacksonville Patriot, Jacksonville, Ark. (twice Weekly, Wed. & Fri.)
* Sherwood Voice, Sherwood, Ark. (Weekly, Thur.)
* Maumelle Monitor, Maumelle, Ark. (Weekly, Wed.)
* Cabot Star-Herald, Cabot, Ark. (twice Weekly, Wed. & Fri.)
* Lonoke Democrat, Lonoke, Ark. (Weekly, Thur.)
* Carlisle Independent, Carlisle, Ark. (Weekly, Wed.)
* Hot Springs Village Voice (Hot Springs Village, Ark.) (Weekly, Wed.)
* Van Buren County Democrat, Clinton, Ark. (Weekly, Wed.)
* Booneville Democrat, Booneville, Ark. (Weekly, Wed.)
* Charleston Express, Charleston, Ark. (Weekly, Wed.)
* Greenwood Democrat, Greenwood, Ark. (Weekly, Wed.)
* Paris Express, Paris, Ark. (Weekly, Wed.)
* White Hall Progress, White Hall, Ark. (Weekly, Wed.)
* Lincoln Leader, Lincoln, Ark. (Weekly, Wed.)
* Farmington Post, Farmington, Ark. (Weekly, Wed.)
* Prairie Grove Enterprise, Prairie Grove, Ark. (Weekly, Wed.)


* Hawaii Tribune-Herald, Hilo, HI (DAILY)
* West Hawaii Today, Kailua-Kona, HI (DAILY)
* Big Island Weekly, Hilo, HI (Weekly, Wed.)
* North Hawaii News, Waimea, HI (Weekly, Thur.)


* Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas, NV (DAILY)
* Las Vegas CityLife, Las Vegas, NV (Weekly, Thur.)
* El Tiempo, Las Vegas, NV (Weekly, Fri.)
* Las Vegas Business Press, Las Vegas, NV (Weekly, Mon.)
* “Boulder City Review”. Boulder City, NV (“Weekly, Thur.)
* Ely Times, Ely, NV (Weekly, Fri.)
* Rebel Nation, Las Vegas, NV (monthly, 1st of month)
* Pahrump Valley Times, Pahrump, NV (twice Weekly, Wed. & Fri.)
* Eureka Sentinal, Eureka, NV (twice Weekly, Wed. & Fri.)
* Tonopah Times-Bonanza, Tonopah, NV (twice Weekly, Wed. & Fri.)


* The Herald Democrat, Sherman, TX/Denison, OK (DAILY)
* Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, Bartlesville, OK (DAILY)
* Pawhuska Journal-Capital (Pawhuska, OK)
* Anna-Melissa Tribune (Anna, TX)
* Grayson County Shopper (Sherman, TX)
* Lake Texoma Life (Van Alstyne, TX)
* Prosper Press (Prosper, TX)
* Van Alstyne Leader (Van Alstyne, TX)


* The Daily Herald, Columbia, TN (DAILY)
* The Advertiser News, Spring Hill, TN (Weekly, Wed.)
* Franklin Life, Franklin, TN (monthly, 15th of month)
* Brentwood Life, Brentwood, TN (monthly, 1st of month)


* The Daily World (Aberdeen, WA) (DAILY)
* The Vidette (Montesano, WA)


I also recommend contacting advertisers on those sites, and if you have a physical subscription to any of those papers that you cancel it and be sure and tell the subscription department why.

Jake at Curses! Foiled Again! has much more

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 26, 2010 10:50 am

    This post was very nicely written, and it also contains a lot of useful facts. I appreciated your professional way of writing this post. You have made it easy for me to understand.

  2. July 27, 2010 9:21 am

    Sad to see this happening and interesting to follow. I wonder if it will go the way of RIAA lawsuits suing old grandmas and kids for songs. TN

    • jenn1964 permalink*
      July 27, 2010 9:55 am

      I’m sure it will. People who engage in this type of trolling are as bad as the credit collectors who call people for false debts and threaten them with prison. They have no shame.

  3. August 4, 2010 9:56 am

    Thank you for writing good work


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