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I thought this article was interesting. It was written about a company that writes pages for various different companies and accidentally used a copyrighted image on one of their pages. The mistake was made by a new employee and they were unfamiliar with all the copyright and fair trade laws. Originally, the company was sued for $8,000 which was later reduced to $3,000.
The article mostly deals with what happened in court, etc. but the writer brings up an interesting argument. The writer claims that copyright infringement laws breed predatory legal practices, or “legal trolls.” I don’t know if I necessarily agree with this, but I think it’s an interesting thing to think about especially because we had discussed trolling earlier in the course.