Wtf did they say exactly?
It appears Britain is trying to legislate a polite and sterile society rather than a free society. People need thicker skins, not laws to protect their feelings from being hurt.
"There's a lot of outrageous stories, but everyone's so damn afraid of coming forward—It's like going against the Mafia," he said. But the idea that trolls may retaliate against those who speak out is overblown, he thinks. "If they want to try to teach me a lesson, go for it. This will be my retirement. I'll fight them."
The patent troll's attorney also made the claim that calling someone a "patent troll" was actually a "hate crime" under “Ninth Circuit precedent" and threatened to file criminal charges—unless they settled the civil case immediately, apologized, and gave financial compensation to the troll. The offer was "good until close of business that day."
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Could be, but it's doubtful.
PayPal in the early days nearly got eaten alive by fraud and they obviously have to protect their business from bad actors. The problem is not that they assess the risk of fraud, but their overzealous fraud department and the way they treat their customers.
Also, fuck PayPal. I've had no end of problems with them in the past.
As tiresome as it is to read the same kind of PayPal horror story, I hope they keep coming. The world needs to be continually reminded not use PayPal because of they way they treat their customers. Why people voluntarily continue to use PayPal is beyond me. There are an increasing number of less evil alternatives.
I hope PayPal becomes a relic of the past, like AltaVista and other things I can no longer remember.