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Investigating the Higbee & Associates Copyright Trolling Operation

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Feb 22, 2019 3:05 PM 1+ mon ago

Investigating the Higbee & Associates Copyright Trolling Operation

Yesterday, we wrote about web developer Daniel Quinn's harrowing experience receiving a $20,000 payment demand from copyright troll Higbee & Associaties. That post ended with Quinn explaining how he found lawyer Carolyn Homer to represent him. Today, we have a companion post by Homer to talk about her experience investigating and dealing with Higbee, and calling out some of his questionable legal practices.

The moment I saw Higbee's demand letter to Daniel Quinn I knew I was dealing with a troll. Although I've recently joined the #resistance, I spent the first five years of my career defending Silicon Valley companies against mass copyright trolls. Higbee is new to me, but I know this game.

I immediately scanned his demand letter for problems. There were many -- Michael Grecco's power of attorney authorization isn't even signed! -- but I'll focus on three major ...

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