Update To: Dirty Games with DMCA notices for Pittsburgh CBS and PissedConsumer

Update To: Dirty Games with DMCA notices for Pittsburgh CBS and PissedConsumer

The dust has not even started settling over Frankfort Herald DMCA games as the new player has come to light – Mashable City a/k/a mashablecity.com. The throne is never vacant… In their May 2016 DMCA takedown notice to Google, Mashable City alleged that they were the copyright owner of Pissed Consumer content published back in 2013.
Dirty Games with DMCA notices for Pittsburgh CBS and PissedConsumer

Dirty Games with DMCA notices for Pittsburgh CBS and PissedConsumer

We at Opinion Corp(dba Pissed Consumer) have hoped that the last post about aggressive SEO practices would put some sense into SEO players. We wanted to stress out the fact that we pay attention to the details and review all the facts. We hoped Reputation Management Companies would stop making gross errors and at least try playing by the rules.
Dark side of Online Reputation Management (ORM)

Dark side of Online Reputation Management (ORM)

Apparently, some corporations hire shady reputation management companies to file questionable lawsuits with the purpose of getting a defamation judgment in their favor. Once obtained, the judgment gets forwarded to major search engines, followed by the removal of allegedly defamatory webpages from the search engine index. We managed to identify two attorneys who have been involved in such a scheme.
Section 230 Defense Consortium

Section 230 Defense Consortium

User-generated content (UGC) websites are protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. However, there are still companies and/or individuals that feel that they can overcome Section 230 and devise a 'New Plan' of attack. PissedConsumer has been the subject of numerous attacks involving meritless lawsuits, and we are not the only ones. There are a number of USG websites that are in the same position.
Who really killed Revenge Porn Sites? Our Lawyer, Marc Randazza

Who really killed Revenge Porn Sites? Our Lawyer, Marc Randazza

There has been a cloud of kudos and congratulations for law professors who claim to be “heroes of the internet,” for their fight against revenge porn. For example, Brian Leiter seems to credit a trio of law professors who have never handled a single case. Meanwhile, when it comes to revenge porn, our lawyer actually got results in court.
Randazza Wins Defamation Venue Case

Randazza Wins Defamation Venue Case

Pissed Consumer has had its share of defamation cases filed against it. In many of those cases, we were represented by Marc Randazza. Randazza just won a short, but important appellate court case in Florida involving the proper venue for a case to be brought.
Our lawyer, Marc Randazza, on Copyright Misuse

Our lawyer, Marc Randazza, on Copyright Misuse

“Using copyright to try and take down information that you don’t like doesn’t usually work,” said Marc Randazza. “In the Righthaven case, the court awarded a lot of attorneys’ fees and, in part, threw out the case because it was clearly fair use. Fair use matters, and consumer reviews that use a small bit of the party’s work (like a thumbnail from a website) is fair use.”
Roca Labs v. Opinion Corp (DBA PissedConsumer.com). Roca Labs seems likely continue to sue customers who speak out

Roca Labs v. Opinion Corp (DBA PissedConsumer.com). Roca Labs seems likely continue to sue customers who speak out

Not everyone believes you should have the right to express yourself about the companies who take your hard-earned money for their products and services. Roca Labs certainly does not. Please read on to learn about the legal campaign Roca Labs is undertaking to punish consumers who complain about its products.
Party at the Party Store

Party at the Party Store

There are problems at almost any retail establishment. Things aren’t going to be perfect every time you walk through the door, but sometimes it’s the customers who make problems worse. Does that mean that it is always the customer’s fault? Of course not. But sometimes you want to blame the store for poor customer service, but in reality, it’s you failing to be a good customer.

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