• Kirk Hartley

Copyright “Trolls” Start Down the Path Created by Patent “Trolls”

The litigation industry apparently includes a new specialty: copyright enforcement by copyright "trolls" that make a business of suing people for copyright infringement. The ABA Journal includes this on line story describing a business that receives the rights and then sues infringers.

Some debate whether trolls are "good" or "bad." Labeling is not very useful, however. And presumably some are "fair," and some are not. Good, bad, or otherwise, the existence of trolls exemplifies the age of specialization we’ve entered, and the value of information.


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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”


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