If you or your business is the victim of copyright trolling by digital photographers or videographers, the Glow in the Dark™ Lawyer has the skills and knowledge to protect your interests. Copyright “trolls” are those copyright holders whose business revolves around generating income from threats of litigation and forcing “nuisance settlements,” rather than through engagement in the free market. Copyright trolling can be highly lucrative. Glow in the Dark Law® knows how to stop it.
Copyright trolls are often effective at exploiting “nuisance settlements” because the statutory damage provisions of Copyright law put a substantial premium on risk of liability for infringement over what the free market would typically bear. This reality is at the heart of the Bait-and-Litigate™ scheme. Trolls earn far more for their art by threatening federal litigation than they would by engaging the free market. They convince victims that it is better to pay their inflated demands rather than incur the cost and risk of defense at trial.
Another way that trolls can strongarm settlements is by grossly inflating the perceived scope of risk by framing infringement issues in technological terms that the majority of victims (and their attorneys!) do not understand. For those who understand the risk and the technology and choose to resist, trolls can wear their victims down by manufacturing costly procedural hurdles, further driving up the costs of litigation. You have the right to defend against these nuisance settlements! More often than these greedy Bait-and-Litigate™ litigants will not be entitled to the statutory maximum awards they are looking for.
The Glow in the Dark™ Lawyer knows how to keep you from being a victim. His methods have been leveled the playing field both in federal district court and in the Copyright Claims Board. He has successfully:
- Eliminated unsubstantiated claims of DMCA violation with risk of statutory awards of up to $25,000 per instance without the need to go to trial
- Provided negotiation leverage by highlighting grossly inflated claims of infringement and clearly defining the scope of the copyright involved
- Compelled disclosure of vital information revealing details of Bait-and-Litigate™ schemes by defeating weak attempts to resist lawful discovery
- Negotiated dismissal of uninvolved or peripherally-involved corporate defendants subject to claims of contributory or vicarious infringement
You don’t have to be another victim of the Bait-and-Litigate™ scheme. But you shouldn’t risk the outcome on just any attorney or law firm. Defeating the Bait-and-Litigate™ scheme means being highly sophisticated during negotiations and better prepared for trial. The intersection of intellectual property law and technology can be technical and complex. Just like you should put your health in the hands of a medical specialist, if you are ensnared by a troll employing a Bait-and-Litigate™ scheme, you should put your trust in someone with the skill and competency to get you the best results. Don’t be the next victim of a copyright troll. Contact Glow in the Dark Law® today!