New Petition Seeks to Stop Copyright Trolls

As you may already know, I’ve written quite a bit about copyright trolls and Getty’s practice of “legalized extortion.”

In the legal community, they prefer to market their services using the antiseptic phrase “infringement monetization.”

Me? I prefer the extortion angle because it’s much closer to the truth.

Anyway, if you missed my earlier posts, you can read them here:

With that in mind, I wanted to let you know that there’s a new petition to amend copyright law such that it would put an end to copyright trolling.

I signed the petition.

If you’re interested, you can too.

-Ryan M. Healy

P.S. You may need to create an account on in order to sign the petition, which is what I did. It’s simple, name and email, just like opting in to a list.

Ryan M. Healy

Ryan Healy is a financial copywriter and the author of Speed Writing for Nonfiction Writers. Since 2002, he has worked with scores of clients, including Agora Financial, Lombardi Publishing, and Contrarian Profits. He writes a popular blog about copywriting, advertising, and business growth, has been featured in publications like Feed Front magazine, and has been published on sites like,, and