For most other websites it may be difficult to understand the source of Negative SEO attack. In the case of PissedConsumer, it is extremely easy to identify the source of the attack and the company that ordered the hit. You just need to look at the subdomain of the company being attacked.
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal ruled this morning in favor of Randazza Legal Group's client, Dr. Steven Novella in a landmark First Amendment decision. Randazza serves as First Amendment counsel to PissedConsumer, and this decision makes us all more free.
On September 8, 2016, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a Consent Order in the matter of Wells Fargo. According to the CFPB filing, from January 1, 2011, to September 8, 2016, Wells Fargo employees opened approximately 1,534,280 deposit accounts.
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 PissedConsumer content published back in 2013.
We at Opinion Corp(dba PissedConsumer) 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.
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.
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.
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.
PissedConsumer 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.
“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
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.
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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