Not a week goes by without us receiving a collection of legal threats, nutty letters, threatening emails or just plain crazy diatribes telling us how rich rights holders deserve to have their content stolen.
We’ve decided to publish one we received this week as it demonstrates just how dumb some people are with relation to this issue.
It has come to my attention that you have been manipulating payment processors with fraudulent pretenses. I intend to collaborate with file host site owners, affiliates, & premium membership purchasers to file a class action law suit. Allegations & actions sought may include, but not limited to:
1.) Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: 18 U.S.C. § 1030(e)(2), 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(2), 1151, S.Rept. 112-91 § 2111, 18 U.S.C. 1030, 18 U.S.C. § 1030(d)
2.) Electronic Communications Privacy Act: 18 U.S.C. §§ 2510
3.) Communications Act: 47 U.S.C. §§ 553 and 605
4.) National Stolen Property Act: 18 U.S.C. § 2314
5.) Misrepresentation of © claimant: § 202.3(a)(3)(ii)
What’s interesting about this email is that there is really a belief out there that infringing file lockers are just victims and that we are somehow able to dictate to payment processors what they should do with them.
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