LATE NIGHT IN THE MIDLANDS - INTERVIEW WITH APRIL BROWN re: The Dash Exotortion Scheme

http://www.latenightinthemidlands.com/video/2-guest-tonight-on-late-night-in-the-midlands

April Brown has a cautionary tale. She posted a viral poem on an obscure blog in 2011. Her mistake was innocent and well-intended. Nothing more sinister than sending a Hallmark card. The poem she posted was The Dash by Linda Ellis. Soon she began receiving letters from a Copyright Troll – the term coined for a person who uses software to search the internet for copyrighted content posted without authorization. Once the content is found, the Troll initiates a campaign of threats veiled in legalese to intimidate victims into paying. Brown has discovered scores upon scores of victims snared by this scheme and will explain what happened to her and what to do if you shared copyrighted content unknowingly. April Brown is the CEO of Charity Auction World and founding director of Whisker City Feline Rescue. www.aprilbrown.com