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When Is a Fan Site Not a Fan Site? SofiaVergara.Org and Sofia-Vergara.Org

What makes a fan site a fan site? Specifically, why is sofiavergara.org not OK, but sofia-vergara.org seems just fine? To make a website using a celebrity’s name as the domain name, a fan has to toe the line of the UDRP – the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy, which all website operators agree to accept…

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Meet John Doe: Seventh Circuit affirms awards to Booth Sweet client in Lightspeed Media Corporation v. Smith

In no uncertain terms, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has affirmed an order sanctioning three notorious attorneys more than $261,000 for baseless, vexatious litigation, and a contempt order against them, adding another $26,000, for failing to pay as ordered. Lightspeed Media Corporation v. Smith et al., Nos. 13-3801 and 14-1682…

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Happy Halloween to Prenda Law: The Nightmare Continues!

Prenda Law, the most notorious porn-copyright troll firm haunting American courts, continues its downward spiral. On October 30, 2013, Prenda was sanctioned for vexatious litigation under 28 U.S.C. § 1927, based on yet another motion by Booth Sweet LLP on behalf of another unfairly maligned client. In Lightspeed Media Corporation v. Smith, District Judge Murphy of…

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