Tag Archives: Anti-Countereiting

Consistency in Masking IP Addresses

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 … Continue reading

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How the Megaupload Case Has Hurt Brand Protection

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 … Continue reading

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SOPA: Taming the Wild West

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, … Continue reading

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Anatomy of an Idiot or: The Case of the Counterfeit Judge

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 … Continue reading

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Justice is Served

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 … Continue reading

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Origin of word “Counterfeit”

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 … Continue reading

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Google Reader: Latest trend in Fakery

Even only a year ago, spam primarily consisted only of unwanted email in your inbox.  But now as blogs become more popular, services such as Google Reader make it easy for people to aggregate those blog feeds (commonly RSS and … Continue reading

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