Tuesday, October 28, 2014

IP Protection-Hater Stefan Molyneux is Getting Sued For Abusing IP Protection Laws

Stephan Molyneux, who once declared, "IP must die," got all huffy when some internet observers said some things about him that he didn't like.

So what did the sensitive one do? He pulled out the DMCA card, as in Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which according to Wikipedia:
is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures (commonly known as digital rights management or DRM) that control access to copyrighted works. It also criminalizes the act of circumventing an access control, whether or not there is actual infringement of copyright itself. In addition, the DMCA heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet.
Yup, that's right, the IP-hater alleged his intellectual property rights were being infringed upon, to get the comments removed from the internet.

Well, it turns out this self-hating IP user/abuser/hater may have abused the IP protection laws to get the online comments erased, and so we now have one of the commenters suing Moyneux's ass.

How absurd a position is philosopher Molyneux in at this point?  I fully expect him to attach to any legal reply a copy of Eugène Ionesco's La Cantatrice Chauve as an amicus curiae brief.

Tech Dirt has more, well, dirt on this here.



  1. "I fully expect him to attach to any legal reply a copy of Eugène Ionesco's La Cantatrice Chauve as an amicus curiae brief."

    LMAO! RW, you are a card sometimes.

    Maybe it's time for Molyneux to "Defoo" from the anti-IP movement.


  2. It's my understanding that Molyneux used the DMCA card because some trolls figured out the identities of people calling into the show and began releasing their (the callers on the show) information online for people to harass them.

    1. Their names are IP, so obviously they can't own them. Molyneux is a hypocrite.