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11.27.15

When the EPO Liaised With Capone (Literally) to Silence Bloggers, Delete Articles

Posted in Europe, Patents at 9:07 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Like history’s most genocidal regimes, the EPO’s management started an aggressive information warfare campaign this autumn

Lord Bryce

Summary: A dissection of the EPO’s current media strategy, which involves not only funneling money into the media but also actively silencing opposing views

THE EPO is doing more malicious things than we have time to cover. As noted in the previous post, DDOS challenges aren’t helping (lost 2 hours this morning) and the EPO’s expensive distortion of the corporate media is well under way, with Battistelli sending to influential people articles from his greased up ‘media partners’, Les Échos for instance [1, 2, 3] (now Battistelli's mouthpiece, his master’s voice).

“The EPO is now using public money to sue or threaten to sue journalists, activists etc. via dubious tactics and dubious people with a name like “Capone” (yes, it’s a real name!).”One important observation that we wish to point out very quickly (I must rush and dash outdoors really urgently if not soon) is that the EPO bullies bloggers at the same time that it is greasing up the corporate media (look at the dates on the leaked letters and see they’re just weeks apart). The EPO is now using public money to sue or threaten to sue journalists, activists etc. via dubious tactics and dubious people with a name like “Capone” (yes, it’s a real name!).

The EPO is clearly fighting an information war (read the Wikipedia article on “information warfare”) right now, combined with psychological warfare that mostly takes its toll on staff representatives. It wants to deprive its opposition of a voice while literally buying its own voices. This is the hallmark of imperialistic behaviour that must not be tolerated but at the same time can be difficult to crush (those who can end it are subjected to constant brainwash which only a lot of money can buy).

“This is the hallmark of imperialistic behaviour that must not be tolerated but at the same time can be difficult to crush (those who can end it are subjected to constant brainwash which only a lot of money can buy).”Contrary to media reports, the EPO did not bully me over one single article. It did this repeatedly. I later received another threatening from the EPO, regarding yet another article. That’s an outrageous sign that the EPO’s goal was to systematically remove a lot of articles — if not all articles — which I ever wrote about the EPO. As per advice that I received, maybe at the end I’ll just take legal action and charge for illegal takedown attempts — takedown of stuff that is factually correct. Such action is in itself illegal. It’s akin to bogus DMCA takedown requests (censorship). But wait, does the EPO even care what’s legal? Remember that the EPO is effectively above the law. It exploits that. Even when losing cases in court the EPO refuses to obey the rulings.

Believe it or not, Mr. Capone (yes, real name!) was the person doing legal bullying for the EPO. They seem to have gotten a cheap and unprofessional ‘lawyer’ (grossly abusing the law, which he does not even seem to understand) because a serious lawyer would laugh them out the door, fearing that the legal firm itself can be sued for SLAPP and bullying.

“Remember that the EPO is effectively above the law. It exploits that.”No public word on this situation yet, but please understand that the EPO seemingly dumped their lawyers and moved to a more aggressive firm. It’s all about intimidation and as we revealed in our first post on the subject, this seems to be a widespread campaign. Do not assume that Techrights is the only site under attack. We know that it’s not because we spoke to another blogger, the person who built a site opposing the Unitary Patent. The EPO bullied him (trademark-trolling). Sometimes, especially nowadays, I fail to see how Europe is safer than China for journalists…

These people have no shame; they describe a false scenario or a misrepresentation of the law in an effort to compel for action based on misinformation. Similar tactics were reportedly used against staff representatives while their lawyers were absent. The EPO’s bullies sent me threatening letters just before midnight on a Friday night, probably for similar reasons (more on that in future articles). We are going to expand on that some other day and provide more proof of our allegations, for I’ve run out of time and I must leave.

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