The two most important things when conducting undercover contact is obtaining sensitive data and, yes, not blowing your cover. If a subject were to examine the source code (header) of an email I sent them, it may reveal my IP address. If I were to access a subject’s website, my IP address will be revealed.… Read More Consistency in Masking IP Addresses
The reason the case against Megaupload founder Kim DotCom has hurt brand protection is because it has nothing to do with trademark enforcement and no one knows it. With all of the news this case is getting, the public-at-large does not know the difference between counterfeiting and piracy. There are many different kinds of Intellectual… Read More How the Megaupload Case Has Hurt Brand Protection
Set in the year 1865, the television show Hell on Wheels centers on the individuals working on the construction of the first transcontinental railroad. Colm Meaney plays Thomas “Doc” Durant, a greedy entrepreneur and the driving force behind this railroad, where he hopes to take advantage of the changing times and make a fortune. Although… Read More SOPA: Taming the Wild West
I don’t know about you, but managing my caseload on a spreadsheet would be a nightmare. Another nightmare would be if you were not able to share case updates with colleagues in an easy fashion. We’ve all been there but not anymore! I have designed the ultimate case management database for Internet investigations. I named… Read More So Many Cases!
As I regularly search for shows on my TiVo using keywords that relate to my interests and work, I ran across a rerun of ‘Swift Justice with Nancy Grace‘ that originally aired on 2/28/11 entitled “An online rip-off; pit bull puppies”. This was caught in my filter because the word ‘knockoff’ was in the show’s… Read More Anatomy of an Idiot or: The Case of the Counterfeit Judge
In my exclusive story from August entitled “Holmes and the case of the naughty web host” I chronicled the first ever successful suit against an ISP for contributory infringement. I was honored to be involved and proud of the work my team put in to assist Louis Vuitton Malletier and their attorneys Andy Coombs and… Read More Justice is Served
The English word “counterfeit” shows up in the language around 1250-1300, the time of so-called Middle English. The word then was “countrefeten.” This word, in turn, came from Middle French, where the word was “contrefait” or “contrefaire,” which meant to imitate an original article in a drawing or painting.