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Trolling Effects Launched To Build A Database Of Patent Troll Threats

August 1, 2013

One of the most useful tools in understanding the abuse of DMCA takedown letters is the site ChillingEffects.org. Now, the EFF, along with some other organizations focused on the excesses of patent trolling, have launched Trolling Effects to create a database of patent troll threats. As we've discussed in the past, one of the more nefarious aspects of patent trolling is that we really have no idea how widespread the practice is, because so many companies who receive threat letters from trolls quickly do the math and realize it's cheaper to just pay up to get the troll to go away than to fight it in court -- even if the recipient of a threat letter is absolutely positive they don't infringe.

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