Web Sheriff founder John Giacobbi has built a business out of chasing down illegal content online, but now he’s facing a new challenge: a company pirating his own operation. Or, as he puts it: “A digital Cold War has manifested itself as Web Sheriff, www.websheriff.com, the world’s leading anti-piracy protection agency, fires the first shots in an international legal battle against an alleged Russian imposter. The rogue website, operating under the WebSheriff.ru banner, has not only copied Web Sheriff’s trademark, but also poses to offer similar services.” Giacobbi says he has engaged lawyers in the US and Russia to take on the rival service, which is the work of Russian firm XMediaDigital. Source: TorrentFreak

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