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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Another Copyright Trolling Failed

Another Copyright Trolling Failed

Another Copyright Trolling Failed

Added: Thursday, December 19th, 2013
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2013, www.extrattorrent.cc
The lead guitarist for the once very popular beat combo called the Sweet failed as a copyright troll. Andy Scott made an attempt to sue an eBay customer for selling a used CD “The Legend Lives On”. He believed that CD was a bootleg and was quick to sue the seller, Dietmar Huber from Western Austria. The musician demanded the seller pay $2,500 for breaching his copyright or go to court.


However, Huber was miffed, as the compact disk was a legitimate second hand copy that was sold for only $1.20. Huber refused to take down the CD and the guitarist filed an injunction to stop the sale. Scott demanded $45,000 claiming he owned copyright on the name and that Dietman Huber had no right to sell the CD. It is not clear what Scott was actually thinking about, but he took the case to the Austrian high court.

It’s been five years, and the Austrian high court has finally ruled in favor of Dietman Huber, proving it to be a private sale, where no crime was committed.

Today Andy Scott faces a “blockbuster” legal bill – not only will he have to fail for his own legal expenses, he will also have to foot the bill for the court hearing, including Huber’s legal expenses. The total came to $78,000, which is not an amount you are ready to throw away every day. Apparently, it would have made more sense for the guitarist to buy the CD if it meant that much to him for $1.25.

While the entertainment industry has given up on suing customers by trolling them because the publicity was never any good, Andy Scott seemed to believe it was necessary to launch his ballroom blitz on his own.

December 19th,2013

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Date:  Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Comments (8) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2013-12-19 15:19:17)
saffie avatarA very popular beat combo is stretching it .... well a lot ......The sweet were an awuful glam rock band I dare say lack of bookings at Holliday camps prompted him to start this insane legal proceedings So Wig Wam Bam he is $78.000 out of pocket They are now touring such giant venues as The Lighthouse, Poole, and the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, so maybe he will make the money back ???

posted by (2013-12-19 17:26:56)
No avatarThe real story here is Mr. Dietmar Huber's. My guess is he isn't rich, rich people don't waste a lot of time on EBay for $1.25. But he risked $78,000, plus $45,000 over this, along with 5 years in court, in the end all he got was the right to sell his CD. Another case of lawyers making lawyers rich.

Mr. Huber you are my hero, I'll give you $20 for a CD signed by you!

posted by (2013-12-20 02:15:10)
saffie avatarLol66 while i understand your point ... me thinks the real point is there are loads of peeps out there who collect ... well all kinds of obscure stuff .. most of wich has no real comercial value so to spend all that money just seems silly ?? but for portfolio recovery it makes sence small thing but the larger implications of copy right apply ... only when peeps show an intereszt in some thing ( and hence there is money to be made do "artists " look to ther lawyers) Many artists have stated " once Ive done it ... its out there ..then i move on "

posted by (2013-12-20 09:59:09)
steelrat avatar"Don't mess with an Austrian"
Arnold Schwarzenegger

posted by (2013-12-20 10:02:57)
sabo avatarHe should be pleased somebody thought it good enough to sell....Pity the poor soddin boot fayre sellers with all the crapy CDs & DVDS they sell

posted by (2013-12-20 11:01:57)
No avatarIt was probably a No Win - No Fee principal type stuff

posted by (2013-12-21 07:24:06)
rickcarufel avatarWhat do you know about rightscorp.com who are hammering ISPs saying customers are violating copyrights and asking for a confession and $20?

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2013-12-26 00:26:55)
fusseltier avatarso now they think you can't sell your personal cd's that you already bought and own?
next thing ya know, we can't sell our used cars either.

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