Porn Company Labels Anti-Troll Blog A “Fanatical Internet Hate Group”

The nation’s largest source of “pay us or we’ll sue and tell everyone about the porn we say you downloaded” legal threats doesn’t like being talked about on a website for those opposed to so-called copyright trolls, and has gone so far as to describe that site’s users as a “fanatical Internet hate group.”

Malibu Media, the owner of actual porn websites (as opposed to other trolls, who merely claim to represent porn content providers), is unhappy with the blog FightCopyrightTrolls, which done its fair share of stories on Malibu and its more than 1,300 lawsuits filed in just the past year.

The folks at Ars Technica recently reported on a motion [PDF] for a protective order filed by Malibu against the unnamed operator of FCT, who goes by the name of Sophisticated Jane Doe.

“[Malibu] is the target of a fanatical Internet hate group,” reads the filing. “The hate group is comprised of BitTorrent users, anti-copyright extremists, former BitTorrent copyright defendants and a few attorneys… Members of the hate group physically threaten, defame and cyber-stalk Plaintiff as well everyone associated with Plaintiff… Their psychopathy is criminal and scary.”

Jane Doe spoke to Ars about the allegations made in the filing.

“I was a little nervous in the beginning,” admits SJD. “Then, carefully reading this stuff, I see how weak and twisted their arguments are. It won’t hold any water if they try to use it in the action against me.”

The filing points to Tweets by supposed readers of the FCT site that the Malibu owners believe are threatening and abusive.

It quotes a Tweet from the FTC Twitter account to the porn company’s owner on her birthday as stating “Birthday is a natural time to think about death . . . you will be remembered as an extortionist,” though in a screengrab included in the filing you can clearly see that an important section the Tweet is omitted [bolded for emphasis to show previously omitted words]: “Birthday is a natural time to think about death and what you leave after on Earth. You will be remembered as an extortionist.”

The filing claims that SJD incites readers to violence against the Malibu owners and “describes Plaintiff’s principals as greedy scumbags” and pedophiles and child pornographers.

SJD, whose first language is Russian, takes particular issue with that allegation, telling Ars, “Years ago, I used the word ‘underage’ one time, thinking it was a synonym for ‘young.'” He says he stopped after he realized the error.

Porn studio attacks blogger for leading a “fanatical Internet hate group” [Ars Technica]