Giant Copyright Troll, Malibu Media, Sued By Investors

We’ve written a bunch of stories about Malibu Media, a copyright trolling operation. The company’s founders, Colette Pelissier and Brigham Feld, like to claim that they’re purveyors of “classy” pornography under the X-Art brand, but their business seems almost entirely focused on trolling practices. And its embrace of copyright trolling has resulted in some significant…

SLAPP Suit In Virginia Tries To Silence Historian Highlighting Ancestry Of Guy Suing To Keep Confederate Statues In Charlottesville

Another day, another attempt by someone to silence people for saying something they don’t like. The latest is a history professor, who was briefly quoted in an article about another lawsuit. That lawsuit? An attempt by some Virginia residents to stop the removal of some Confederate monuments in Charlottesville, Virginia. One of the plaintiffs in…

Philippines Lawmaker Introduces ‘Fake News’ Bill That Would Allow The National Police To Literally Police Speech

Fake news laws are so hot right now. Any government with an authoritarian bent is getting in on the action, stepping up domestic surveillance while trampling remaining speech protections — all in the name of “protecting” people from a concept they can’t clearly define. It’s not just the places you expect. Sure, we may like…

Cord Cutting Is Setting Records In 2019

Remember cord cutting? The trend that cable and broadcast execs and countless sector analysts spent years claiming either wasn’t real, or didn’t matter because it would end once Millennials started procreating? Well it’s still very real, and once again the rate of traditional TV cancellations is setting records. The second quarter is looking to be…

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