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Monday, February 25, 2013

BOYCOTT NCAA MARCH MADNESS? COPYRIGHT-GATE

Constitutional rights advocates demand that NCAA stop its copyright infringement in social media; ask Congress to preserve Zuckerberg's 28 concealed hard drives; call Ohio State and Harvard to task


Contributing Writers | AMERICANS FOR INNOVATION | Updated Mar. 21, 2013 | PDF

New Update Mar. 18, 2013
CORRUPTION WATCH
(New: PDF Version)


Click here to jump to a list of judges, attorneys and Facebook cronies who are implicated in the Leader v. Facebook judicial corruption scandal.

A new US v. Paul Ceglia filing reveals even more related corruption? The New York U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara who filed criminal charges against Paul Ceglia over matters already being tried in a Ceglia v. Zuckerberg civil case is a former attorney for Gibson Dunn LLP. This is a flagrant conflict of interest since Gibson Dunn is Facebook's attorney in that case. Suspiciously, Gibson Dunn LLP is deeply implicated in the Leader v. Facebook judicial corruption scandal.

Ceglia's attorneys name U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in this suit, but we will leave Holder off the corruption watch list until we learn more.

AFI believes this Ceglia criminal suit is likely misdirection after Ceglia's attorneys started dismantling the Facebook forensic expert testimony. We believe they were getting uncomfortably close to gaining access to the 28 Zuckerberg hard drives and Harvard Email archives. That evidence could prove Ceglia's innocence as well as prove that Zuckerberg stole Leader Technologies' source code to start Facebook in "one to two weeks."
Is Facebook the Evil Twin of Leader Technologies?

(Mar. 11, 2013)—The evidence is now apparent that Facebook stole the core technology used to run Facebook from Leader Technologies of Columbus, Ohio. Equally apparent to any reasonable person are Facebook's efforts to corrupt the federal justice system. The "evidence" was fabricated by attorneys and federal judges intent on handing Facebook a win at all costs. (Federal Circuit Judges Lourie's & Moore's Facebook stock made handsome returns in the FB IPO that occurred during the case. See "Wall of Shame" in previous post.) Even so, Leader still proved that Facebook is guilty on 11 of 11 counts of stealing Leader's invention. These circumstances beg the question: "Where is the Facebook attorney hubris coming from?" Attorney arrogance is one thing. However, this level of disdain for U.S. law and justice is gargantuan.

Barbarians at the Gate

Facebook's only defenders appear to be their lawyers. Did these lawyers orchestrate this theft from inception? After all, we now see from public records that Fenwick & West LLP represented Facebook's first financier and director Accel Partners and James W. Breyer from 1998. Was Fenwick steering the best technology from other clients to Accel? After all, Accel was funded by KKR, the subject of the book Barbarians at the Gate. These lawyers appear to be posting haughty statements on this site like "Leader was put on notice" (about Facebook's copyright violations). This statement is backwards since it is the owner of the intellectual property that puts the copyright infringer on notice, and not the other way around. Think about it. Is it legal for your attorney to be feeding your trade secrets out the backdoor to bigger clients in order to blindside you with legal claims? This amounts to JUDICIAL ESPIONAGE. Facebook here appears to be telegraphing its conspiracy to defraud by indicating that they have been staging their theft from the beginning by stealing property, then taunting Leader into coming after them. Is this the haughtiness of lawyers who believe they have the American justice system in their hip pockets?

Pope John Paul II, Wikipedia
Leader's Michael McKibben
collaborated with Pope John Paul II
(see YouTube, esp. last 6 minutes).
Photo: Wikipedia
Untold histories of glasnost and peristroika

A new YouTube video has appeared (click here to view this video) showing how Leader Technologies' lead inventor Michael T. McKibben was a friend of Pope John Paul II. This video is remarkable on several levels. First, it is an important untold history about the beginnings of glasnost and peristroika in the Soviet Union. Second, it shows that Michael McKibben has earned his moral and ethical stripes. He, his wife Nancy, and a Gospel music group called Living Sound, collaborated with the Pope when he was Cardinal Karol Woytyla in Poland, during the height of the Cold War. The video even contains the Pope's own words about McKibben's efforts.

Click image to access video
The video begins by saying that this story has not been told before now because certain people involved had been threatened by the Soviet secret police (KGB), some went to Soviet prison, and one person was murdered by Soviet prison guards. Another layer of this story is the fact that certain money-interests in the "New Russia," namely Facebook's second largest investor that bought out Facebook insiders for billions of dollars in dubious unregulated transactions, are still warring against the rule of law; perhaps using their old KGB tricks of the trade, like lawfare (DST aka Digital Sky aka Yuri Milner/Goldman Sachs). Old habits die hard? Their new uniform appears to be a hoodie instead of jackets with hammer-and-cycle buttons. We hope this teaser will motivate you to watch the entire 30-minute video. Stay with it to the end, because much of the story about Pope John Paul II is described in the last six minutes. The cool, funky music background is by The Bull City Syndicate of North Carolina. The narration is text-based, so it is best viewed on a computer. We had to stop it in places to read it all. Also, suggest you select HD and Full Screen so you are able to read all the text. It is a fascinating Tom Clancy-type story, only this one actually happened!

McKibben organized music concerts in numerous places around the world like the USSR, Poland and Northern Ireland. In Belfast his efforts were described by Lord Hylton as more effective at helping bring peace to "The Troubles" of Northern Ireland "than all the pronouncements of the British Parliment." He organized joint Catholic-Protestant events while the two sides were still bombing each other. His friendship with Pope John Paul II is mind blowing. Who would've thought a group of young musicians could make such a difference? But it appears they did.

Pope John Paul II vs. Bernie Madoff

Bottom line, it appears Facebook is the evil twin of Leader Technologies. The moral contrast between McKibben and Zuckerberg could not be more striking.

In Michael McKibben we read a story of a young musician-engineer who hit the road in his youth to make the world a better place, then invented social networking; spending $10 million and 145,000 man-hours to do it. We see a person who collaborated with moral giants on the scale of Gandhi and Martin Luther King.

In Mark Zuckerberg we read a likely true story of a young pathological liar who stole McKibben's social networking invention (by his own admission in "one or two weeks"), with the help of well-healed former PayPal handlers and the law firm Fenwick & West. We see a person who collaborates with financiers dubbed "the barbarians at the gate" and other global financiers who make Bernie Maddoff and Charles Ponzi look like rookies.

Facebook appears to be Leader Technologies' evil twin?


Social media madness: App brings NCAA basketball tournament to Facebook
ORIGINAL POST



(Feb. 25, 2013)—In the wake of advertising leader Erik Lohmeier's call to the advertising industry to stop its social media copyright violations, and just a week before NCAA March Madness, the growing judicial and U.S. Patent Office (USPTO) corruption scandal (see sidebar) could spoil March Madness, the biggest money-maker of the year for the NCAA.

Most people know that the NCAA jealously guards its copyrights, logo and broadcasts. They rely heavily on Facebook to promote their events (357,000 "Likes" on Facebook promoting March Madness as of today.)

NCAA double standard?

However, constitutional rights advocates are now calling on the NCAA to fix their substantial violation of the copyrights and intellectual property of a small innovation company in Columbus, Ohio named Leader Technologies.

The engine running Facebook (and on which the NCAA now heavily relies for its advertising and promotion) is Leader's creative work, for which Leader holds multiple patents and copyrights. A "Boycott the NCAA?" handbill just appeared today (click here for the "NCAA Boycott?" handbill).

AFI encourages readers to circulate this flyer to the colleges and universities in your area. Ask them to consider boycotting NCAA events, including March Madness, until they either stop the copyright infringement, or start licensing the underlying technology upon which they rely for their social media promotions.

Universities ripe for Copyright-gate sanctions?

(Updated Mar. 1, 2013)—The following universities rely heavily on Facebook for communications. Since universities like to pride themselves on respect for the copyrights and other intellectual property of their professors, students and researchers, the double-standard is evident since Facebook has been proven to be the pirated invention of Ohio-based Leader Technologies.

Bob Woodward exposed Watergate. Whol will expose Copyright-gate?
The mainstream media appears to be either asleep at the wheel or drunk on the Facebook Kool-Aid. A free investigative press is one of the pillars of a healthy democracy. However, if the paid professionals are not going to do their jobs, perhaps that task now falls upon their younger colleagues. Many social movements have emerged from student movements—where students take up issues that their parents won't touch, simply because its the right thing to do. The mainstream media has been deafeningly silent on the Leader v. Facebook patent infringement case; a case that has now become a judicial corruption scandal of enormous scale. Have university administrations also drunk the Facebook Kool-Aid? Have students themselves, perhaps unwittingly?

Does the task of preserving a free press fall upon student journalists? Here is your chance to expose Copyright-gate, the biggest copyright infringement scandal in American history. So why haven't you heard about it? Exactly the point. If the silence gets any louder, we'll need earplugs.

Are you the next Bob Woodward?

Readers are encouraged to write these next Bob Woodwards. Provide them a link to the flyer. Encourage them to investigate and help fix this growing property theft cancer. The fact is that the entire social media industry was founded on a lie that has been perpetrated by a group of well-heeled tech financiers who were determined get what they wanted, no matter who they had to steal it from, or buy off, like juries, federal judges and the Patent Office. They found in Mark Zuckerberg a willing boy band leader.

The following are the university journalists email contact lists that our readers have compiled so far. Stay tuned, we will be adding to this list often.

University: Univ. Group (click to get Contact List): Copyright-gate Flyer:
(click to get Handbill):
The Ohio State University The Lantern OSU flyer
University of Cincinnati The Student Record UC flyer
Ohio University The Post OU flyer
University of Arizona UANews UofA flyer
University of Minnesota Minnesota Daily UofM flyer
Harvard University The Harvard Crimson Harvard flyer

University of Texas
The Daily Texan Texas flyer
Georgetown University Georgetown Administration & Faculty Georgetown flyer

Notre Dame University
Notre Dame Administration & Faculty Notre Dame flyer

DePaul University
DePaul The DePaulia Student Journalists & Administration Leadership DePaul flyer

Loyola University
Loyola Student Journalists & Educators Loyola flyer
New Mar. 13
Boston College
Boston College Journalists & Educators Boston College flyer


Congress asked to preserve Zuckerberg's concealed 28 hard drives of evidence

Zuckerberg withheld more information than these computers contained, and told Leader they were "lost."

In addition, a new round of congressional inquiries are being requested in order to preserve the 28 Zuckerberg hard drives that Facebook concealed during the Leader v. Facebook patent infringement trial. In that trial Leader proved that Facebook was guilty on 11 of 11 counts. Had Leader had access to those drives, they could have proved actual theft of source code, which would be a criminal offense, and plenty of motive to hide them. (Click here to read a copy of the congressional inquiry request.)







Facebook's attorneys exploiting the weaknesses of the jury system to steal inventions?
Dilbert strip by Scott Adams on a small company trying to protect its patent from a predator like Facebook

New: Updated Mar. 19, 2013
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Friday, February 15, 2013

ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE CALLS ON SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISERS TO LICENSE FROM LEADER TECHNOLOGIES VOLUNTARILY

Was "it's free!" the first signal it was a stolen creative work? Should users boycott unlicensed advertisers like Microsoft?

Contributing Writers | AMERICANS FOR INNOVATION | Updated Feb. 22, 2013 | PDF

Notice to Readers:
Facebook is censoring Leader v. Facebook discussions. Learn more.

Was "it's free!" the first signal that social media was a stolen creative work?
Should social media users boycott advertisers
until the industry fixes their licensing with Leader?

Image: From Crackovia TV, Barcelona, Spain


Bernie-Madoff-like Leader v. Facebook Cover-up in Wash. DC?

 (Update Feb. 22, 2013)—DC Bar Deputy Counsel Trish Harris again "declines to investigate"  the complaints of judicial misconduct in Leader v. Facebook (click here for AFI editorial and copy of Ms. Harris' letter PDF also HTML here). She refuses to take even a step toward the evident misconduct involving two of the three judges in the Leader v. Facebook case. Those judges actually held stock in Facebook while Facebook went public during the case. This does not even account for the court's refusal to disclose any family members who invested in the Facebook IPO. The Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges and Judicial Employees (ethics rules) say they are not allowed to do unless those judges and court employees disclose their conflict of interest and disqualify themselves from all involvement in the case. The more the Washington legal community tries to cover this up, the more this controversy grows.

Ms. Harris did not say she would not investigate, she just "declined to investigate." What's that? "Boss, I didn't say I wouldn't do my job, I just decline to do my job." Does any thinking person believe that NONE of the Federal Circuit judges and their extended family members invested in the Facebook IPO? Didn't think so. This fact alone, as a matter of law, discredits the Federal Circuit decision in Leader v. Facebook.

Ohio citizens demand action from their media

Update (Feb. 21, 2013)—Ohioans too are calling on their local media to start investigating the Leader v. Facebook misconduct and support their own. They highlight the hypocrisy of WBNS10TV (CBS) depending upon Facebook for their audience ratings, while ignoring the injustices being done to their own Ohio inventor and visionary. Here are  flyers now being distributed in Ohio: (1) WBNS10TV (Columbus), (2) NBC4i.com, (3) WSYX-ABC6 and (4) FOX-28. AFI recommends that readers send these links to other Ohio media and opinion makers, including Ohio Governor John Kasich, who just announced his Jobs Ohio initiative.

AT&T, AMEX, State Farm, P&G and Allstate shareholders asked to take a stand against Facebook piracy

Update (Feb. 19, 2013)—AT&T is the #1 advertiser on Facebook, AMEX (American Express) is 9th, P&G (Procter & Gamble) is 12th and State Farm is 15th. Their shareholders are being called upon to support innovation and take a stand against Facebook's piracy. The grassroots movement Responsible Shareholders United says boycotts are next if the social media industry doesn't do the right thing. Here are the flyers:

  1. AT&T (largest advertiser on Facebook) Investor relations
  2. American Express (AMEX) (9th largest) Investor releations
  3. Procter & Gamble (P&G) (12th largest) Investor contacts
  4. State Farm (15th largest) Contact State Farm Bank | Insurance | Mutual
  5. Allstate (29th largest) Contact Allstate
AFI readers are encouraged to download these flyers and distribute them widely to thought leaders. Readers are posting suggestions about where to send these flyers in the Comments. You are encouraged to keep up your efforts, which have been likened by some rights activists to Chinese water torture. Drip. Drip. Drip.


ORIGINAL POST

Albuquerque, New Mexico (Feb. 15, 2013)—Advertising executive Erik Lohmeier, past chair of the Council of Governors, and current chair of the Knowledge Center for the American Advertising Federation (AAF), says that advertisers and users of social media should start licensing from Leader Technologies their use of social networking. See his analysis below.

Lohmeier’s premise and questions are straightforward:
  1. Social networking had a beginning.
  2. If that beginning was intentional, it deserves proper credit.
  3. Leader Technologies holds multiple patents and copyrights on social media.
  4. A federal judgment says Facebook is “literally infringing” Leader’s patent.
  5. The entire “social” industry is probably infringing by inference.
  6. The advertising industry now meticulously credits creative works from artists, cartoonists, illustrators, musicians, producers, editors, etc.
  7. Big software companies like Microsoft and Adobe get licenses.
  8. Small business innovators deserve the same protections.
He posted a quick four-question “Licensing Equality Survey” in which anyone can participate. We encourage our readers to make their views known by participating.

Microsoft supports anti-piracy... only when their rights are abused?

AFI asked Lohmeier why the advertising industry has not investigated this elephant in the room, Lohmeier replied, "We make purchases based upon numbers of impressions that can be validated. That's it. We don't normally dig deeper. If the impressions are validated, we buy accordingly." AFI then asked why questions have not been asked about how Facebook acquires its impressions, he said, "We accept the representations of the provider in good faith. We wouldn't normally know if a provider has acquired their customer data improperly."

Lohmeier was asked if the industry's good faith toward Facebook has been misplaced, he said, "Yes, having followed Leader v. Facebook closely, there's no question in my mind that social networking was invented by Michael McKibben and Leader Technologies and not Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook." Asked if this fact changes his view of social media buying, he said, "Most definitely. We're at great risk as an industry until we do right by Leader." He continued, "if we forced every idea creator to file a lawsuit to protect his or her creations, our creative industries would grind to a halt. We must choose to do the right thing regarding licensing, without waiting for lawyers and courts who often get it wrong anyway. Facebook knows what the right thing is. Sadly, it appears that they must be forced to do it."

AFI reached out to Facebook for comment, but they did not return the call as of press time.

Leader Technologies Chairman Michael McKibben said, "Microsoft made a huge push to stop software piracy years ago. I supported them in that effort. It's the height of hypocrisy for them to now support and encourage Facebook's infringement of Leader's creative works. They are one of Facebook's largest shareholders and advertisers."

Is "social media" a house that advertising built on shifting intellectual property sand?
Is "social media" a house that advertising built
on shifting intellectual property sand?
Photo: Againstcronycapitalism.org
Huge investments in social media are at risk

Lohmeier emphasizes that the huge investments being made in social media are at risk until this important intellectual property licensing matter is resolved. Otherwise, app builders and advertisers are all investing in a social media house built on shifting sand.

Here’s Erik Lohmeier’s analysis:




Also download at GoogleDrive (click here).

Also download at LeaderDrive (click here).


Start thinking about alternatives to these brands

According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook's "Top 50" largest advertisers in order of amount of advertising were (Source: comScore, Nov. 2, 2011):
  1. AT&T
  2. Experian Interactive
  3. Google
  4. eBay
  5. Microsoft
  6. Verizon
  7. Walt Disney
  8. Netflix
  9. American Express
  10. Scottrade
  11. Progressive
  12. Procter & Gamble
  13. General Motors
  14. Weight Watchers
  15. State Farm
  16. Toyota
  17. InterActiveCorp
  18. Blizzard Entertainment
  19. JP Morgan Chase
  20. Capella University
  21. TransUnion Interactive
  22. Citigroup
  23. Capital One
  24. Apollo Group
  25. Privacy Matters 1-2-3
  26. Comcast
  27. Ford
  28. Sony
  29. Allstate
  30. Nissan
  31. MyLife.com
  32. Time Warner Cable
  33. Avis
  34. Kellogg
  35. Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  36. Chrysler
  37. GEICO/Bershire Hathaway
  38. CBS
  39. Lifelock
  40. JustFabulous
  41. General Mills
  42. Deutsche Telekom
  43. Full Sail
  44. Time Warner
  45. Guthy-Renker
  46. Radio Shack
  47. Unilever
  48. DeVry
  49. QuiBids
  50. Aetna
Start thinking about boycott of the Facebook advertising ecosystem in Leader v. Facebook
Start thinking about BOYCOTT

Start thinking about alternatives to the providers listed above, if we have to start boycotting to "encourage" the social media world to respect Leader Technologies, the creator of the very intellectual property upon which it depends.

Here are 15 opening suggestions to start thinking about what you, your friends and colleagues can do to put teeth into this boycott:


  • Boycott #1 MOBILE ADS: Do not click on mobile ads.
  • Boycott #2 WEB ADS: Do not click on the ads that appear on a friend page, fan page, timeline, wall or news feed.
  • Boycott #3 BOOTLEG MICROSOFT AGAIN?: Start using bootlegged copies of Microsoft software again? (Microsoft is represented by Facebook's attorney Gibson Dunn LLP and is a very large Facebook shareholder. They are also a director of The Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA). Unjust backroom "old boy" games were played at the FCBA in the Leader v. Facebook case?) (Revive Bootlegging Rationale: Microsoft is not supporting Leader Technologies intellectual property rights, so why should their rights be supported either? Apparently they don't care anymore?)
  • Boycott #4 AVOID BRANDS: When you have a choice, do not choose a Top 50 brand (above). Make sure you tell the vendor why you are not choosing these brands. That word will eventually bubble up to the offending brand executives who hate such uncertainty (so do their shareholders)?
  • Boycott #5 DELAY PAYMENTS: If you owe the brand money; delay payments; force them to spend money to collect it. This lowers their profits due to the extra collections costs? All quite legal. Be sure to tell the vendor why you are in "go slow" mode.
  • Boycott #6 ENGAGE FRIENDS & COLLEAGUES: Ask members of your church, synagogue, mosque, meeting hall to join the boycott?
  • Boycott #7 WRITE CONGRESS: Ask your state and federal congresspersons to introduce legislation in support of Leader Technologies' constitutional rights?
  • Boycott #8 STOP DONATING: Stop donating to causes that are endorsed by the brand. Tell the charity why you are stopping your donations?
  • Boycott #9 SIGN PETITIONS: Sign Leader Technologies' petition and get your friends to; complete Erik Lohmeier's Licensing Equality Survey.
  • Boycott #10 STOP USING FB, MS, LINKEDIN, ETC: Stop using Facebook, LinkedIn, Zynga, Instagram, Microsoft or any other apps running on these platforms for anything other than to publicize the Leader v. Facebook judicial corruption scandal. Tell them why you are logging off for good?
  • Boycott #11 STOP SHOPPING AT WAL-MART: Stop using products from companies funded by Facebook directors James W. Breyer and his venture capital company Accel Partners. Stop shopping at the likes of Wal-Mart where Facebook's director James W. Breyer is also a director during the Mexican bribery scandal? Tell Wal-Mart why you are stopping?
  • Boycott #12 PUBLICIZE MISCONDUCT OF LEADER V. FACEBOOK JUDGES: Publicize the misconduct of these judges at every opportunity?
  • Boycott #13 PUBLICIZE MISCONDUCT OF FACEBOOK STAKEHOLDERS: Publicize the misconduct of Facebook stakeholders at every opportunity?
  • Boycott #14 PROTEST SUMMERS, SANDBERG, MILNER, HOFFMAN, ANDREESSEN, THIEL, DAVIDSON (FENWICK), BREYER, GATES, BALMER (MICROSOFT): Take every opportunity, where these Facebook puppet masters appear in public, to mock and ridicule their malevolent conduct that is so destructive to our democracy and morality (Lawrence Summers, Sheryl Sandberg, Yuri Milner, Reid Hoffman, Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, Gordon Davidson, James Breyer, Bill Gates & Steve Balmer (Microsoft))?
  • Boycott #15 STOP USING CROOKED BROKERS & LAWYERS: Stop employing the likes of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, State Street Corporation, Fenwick & West LLP, Cooley Godward LLP and Gibson Dunn LLP who are destroying the underpinnings of our democracy?

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