Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:
- Michael Shone
- Address: London, UK
- Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation
Fake Link/Website Used:
Date of Submission:
- April 13, 2018
- March 16, 2018
ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA
Let’s analyze the fake DMCAs –
The claim was that a Law Firm’s website copy-pasted content from BBC and Times Now, two reputed News Agencies. One from UK, and for some reason, the other one from India.
Here’s what was claimed –
Both planted articles have been removed from source. However, the website timesnowworldnews.blogspot.co.uk is still online and we’re investigating other planted content on the blog. The reason why we believe these are planted is because the articles are dated as early as 1995, which is simply not possible since Blogspot was not online by then, nor was Timesnow.
Here are some more planted article on which we have already written, or are about to investigate –
All handywork of a single Reputation Agency which is routinely getting it’s clients into a lot of legal trouble.
SO WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO HIDE ?
It is the same old story. A petty scammer from UK, Michael Shone and his wife trying to hide information about his criminal activities from the public.
Here’s what a law firm quoted on Michael Shone and his wife –
We acted for clients who had a strong contractual claim against a solicitor (“Mr Michael Shone”) running a litigation funding vehicle incorporated as a limited partnership in Bermuda but run from an office in Singapore as an investment fund.
The clients had noticed serious irregularities in the accounts of the fund vehicle and, through sheer persistence, had forced Mr Michael Shone to agree to buy them out personally. Mr Michael Shone’s liability to the clients under their contracts with him was around USD 2,400,000. Unknown to the clients (at the time), they were not alone in their concerns and, under pressure on all sides, Mr Michael Shone effectively abandoned his post as general partner of the fund.
In the course of investigations, it became clear that Mr Michael Shone had exploited delays in consular service in Singapore (which is required by the laws of that state and which he had obliged the clients to undertake by conspicuously failing to provide an address for service in England and Wales) to dissipate nearly all his assets to his supposedly-estranged wife (“Mrs Shone”) and to disappear to Bali in Indonesia with his girlfriend, a self-described “glamour model” and “male menopause therapist”.
Leaving aside the exotic facts, the importance of the case lies in the fact that a team led by Simon Winter, with support from Oliver Cox (who has now left the firm), obtained on 12 February 2015 one of the most draconian remedies available from the English Court, namely a worldwide asset freezing injunction not only against Mr Michael Shone but also against Mrs Shone on the basis of the jurisdiction established in an authority known as Chabra. Further (and very unusually) we persuaded the Court to allow service by alternative methods on both husband and wife and to allow delay in service to allow ancillary proceedings to be brought in Malaysia to preserve a valuable piece of real estate for potential enforcement there, both of which involved a significant exercise in logistics.
And Michael Shone did no good by trying a fraudulent method to confront these allegations. Now, we’re not so sure these allegations are fake.
EDITOR’S COMMENT : For those who might ask – ‘why and how do we interject that ‘Michael Shone’ has something to do with this fake DMCA. Couldn’t it be a coincidence ?’, we will say this – When someone goes and creates a whole new fake news site, falsifies his/her identity and submits fake DMCA to try and de-list some very targeted content on Google, it signals intent and a plan. It is obvious that ‘Michael Shone’ or someone they hired was directly involved in this crime. Michael Shone also cannot plead ignorance in this matter, since this notice on Google search is hard to miss, really.