Tuesday 17 April 2012

An attorney's opinion on Lightspeed's claim

Last week we already talked about Lightspeed's fishing expedition. Yesterday, the Fight Copyright Trolls site published an article about how Lightspeed's claim is vulnerable to motions to dismiss:

The claim brought under 18 USC 1030 is a farce. Any first year attorney can run a truck through the hole in their pleading.

Monday 16 April 2012

Breasts lead to arrest of Anonymous hacker

According to CNET, police allege that an Anonymous hacker posted a picture of his presumed girlfriend's breasts as a taunt to US authorities. The picture allegedly contained GPS information that led the FBI to her. The photograph of the breasts linked authorities to Ochoa -- because, taken with an iPhone, it contained GPS information.

- Exif Reader: Read the EXIF meta-data stored in your images.
- Exif Cleaner: Remove the EXIF meta-date from your images before you post them online.

Sunday 15 April 2012

One last big score for Lightspeed?

Steve Lightspeed used to be one of the big dogs in affiliate marketing. Somewhere along the line LightSpeedCash gave up on creating great content and updating their sites. The prince became an old dinosaur. And the dinosaur is looking for easy cash. He's obviously had to stop quasi blackmailing IP addresses of people alleged to be downloading his content, so now he's taking the copyright-troll route to riches. In what can only be described as a fishing expedition, Lightspeed is going after the names of 6500 internet users that supposedly shared their passwords with others. In 2000, password sharing may have been a problem for membership based sites. In 2012, password trading can easily be detected and automatically be blocked. If Lightspeed prefers to let password traders run wild so he can sue them, we must assume that Lightspeed no longer cares about it sites, but has gone in full time Troll mode.