JT Has New URL

July 28, 2008 -

We've often wondered why game-hatin' Florida attorney Jack Thompson didn't get his own website where he could push his opinions and his frequent URGENT! press releases to his heart's content.

It appears that he soon will.

On Friday Thompson, who is expected to be permanently disbarred in the near future, circulated a press release touting www.copycatviolence.com, a website designed, he says, to:

...help victims as well as alleged criminals prove the causal link between violent entertainment and specific acts of violence.

Claiming that the site, which is currently in parked status at GoDaddy, will be online "soon," Thompson promises:

...a host of resources available to help others prove, in civil and criminal courtrooms as well as in legislatures, the fact that violent entertainment, particularly adult-rated entertainment marketed and sold to children, leads to violent criminal acts. 

 

This inescapable causal link between violent entertainment and acts of aggression has already been proven by various healthcare providers, including the American Psychological Association, but no one to date has provided comprehensive resources to pin the tail on the entertainment industry’s reckless practices. 

 
GP: We're wondering if the new website signals a move on Thompson's part to market himself as a so-called expert witness in "violent media made me do it" defense cases...

 


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Re: JT Has New URL

Thanks good job;

Btw, I think Atari and Midway will drop out too, but mostly travesti because  these guys have done nothing travesti or little and need to start saving costs. and dizi izle

YES.

Now I don't have to get off my ass for the important shit anymore!

Whats next, ordering pizza from Xbox live?

Wait... I think that sounds like a good idea.

But I think voting should MAKE you get off your ass, and see outside or a second while you go vote. I mean, your picking the president of the United States of America for God's Sake... least you can do is drive down there and punch out a card.

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Gallagher can araç kiralama say all he wants, but I strongly rent a car believe it's due to his crappy leadership and E3 being a joke. ESA's Board of Directors need to find a way to get out rent a car of this horrid contract with this Bush cronie before there's no one left on the Board.

Btw, I think Atari and Midway will drop out too, but mostly travesti because  these guys have done nothing ttnet vitamin or little and need to start saving costs.

YES.

Now I don't have to get off my ass for the important shit anymore!

Whats next, ordering pizza from Xbox live?

Wait... I think that sounds like a good idea.

But I think voting should MAKE you get off your ass, and see outside or a second while you go vote. I mean, your picking the president of the United States of America for God's Sake... least you can do is drive down there and punch out a card.

 

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Re: JT Has New URL

Oh shiz-nite!  a disbarred lawyer is becoming THE go-to guy for old people confused about modern culture.  I wonder if JT has an idol, you know, some famous lawyer from the 20s just furious with them damn flapper girls.

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Googling Jack Thompson...

First two hits Wikipedia (1 him, 1 the actor). Fourth IMDB about the actor, fifth an article of CBS news, sixth Gamepolitics, seventh Kotaku.

Third was http://www.jackthompson.org/ which has independant news about him, linking to Gamepolitics and Kotaku. That site is the perfect nail in his coffin for ANYONE who googles his name. Not to mention the Wikipedia article has plenty of information about the disbarment case.

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Look him up on PhotoBucket. We're not the only ones that hate him.

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How many people have to come out and refute the "direct causal link" in the APA study before Thompson realizes he's wrong. I mean, for most people a member of the APA flat out telling him that's not true would be enough, but this is JT we're dealing with.

I hope his website will have some sort of comment features so that people can argue opposing viewpoints, like they can here and on any other gaming site, but I'm not holding my breath. Even if there is such a function I'm sure it'll be regulated to keep out anything not positive towards him. Something I hope happens since it would make JT a hypocrite yet again.

 

-"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." -Sir Winston Churchill

-"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." -Sir Winston Churchill

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This is the world according to JT

no one is responsible for their own actions, all forms of media, no matter how much content is in them, is marketed to children, thinks his opinions and beliefs are more important therefore making them right, liberals are evil, videogame censorship is a bigger issue than the environment or space ripping open, video games in general are masturbatory and sinful, he can sue any1 he that disagrees with him, its alright to put gay porn in ur court filings, no1 will give a rats ass if u use a horrible event like a school shooting to further ur agenda, and lying is ok as long as u do it in the word of god

 

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whois:

oh goodness his e-mail makes me giggle.  did anyone else notice?

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Hey, what ever happened to that RICO suit he was supposed to have filed against the ESA two weeks ago?  Can we add that to his pile of empty threats?

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You mean you didn't the moment he made it?

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I give it two weeks before the Turks hack it to death

Just like with Usenet...

Any kook can post their insane ramblings and conspiracy theories online.

I mean, I can start up a site about how old Batman comics read at an early age creates mental instability in people and causes them to become closet homosexuals, all the while linking to various "highly considered & respected" groups/sites(i.e. some college professor, some mainstream magazine, other deliberately misinterpreted documents, etc), but that still doesn't make all of what I post true...

 

I still LOLed over this, the only hits he will get are from us keeping a watch over his lies.  Considering how "tech savvy" he is, I wonder if it will be an all text BLOG like the last one...

Re: Just like with Usenet...

using ol' Jack as a statistic for said arguments would probably convince a lot of people though

岩「…Ace beats Jack」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

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How is he going to find a web designer for this?  Most tech-savvy people are younger, and are likely to play videogames.  It would be HUGELY hypocritical for him to hire a "murderer in training" to design this site.

I find it silly for him to announce that he reserved a domain name.  Usually, people make announcements when the site is launched...or at least have the domain resolve to SOMETHING like a "coming soon" message.

jack and goliath part 2

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No way this is gonna work well for him. It's probably not even gonna be made.

 

 

-Entertainment isn't the reason the world sucks. It's the reason we know the world sucks. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, by Harvard researchers Larry Kutner&Cheryl Olson

Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

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Also, hasn't the APA spanked Jack in the past for misrepresenting their results?

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So Jack's site will basically be Bizarro GamePolitics.

Re: JT Has New URL

So Jack's website is going to go about disproving personal responsibility how exactly?

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So Jack Thompson, giant killer, is now just another kook site on the Internet?

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Maybe, just maybe, it will be as epic as the Time Cube.

And anyway, it's actually a good thing, because it will be so very, very easy for any competent attorney to see the problems with his resources, and render them useless in the courts.

Jack's really just shooting himself and his cause in the foot.

The internet is built of gossip and rumors, I'd imagine 'testimonials' that have a lone gamer building a BFG and wiping out Rhode Island (for instance) will be rife. Like the ordering milk online prank comments a while back.

DDoSing is possible, but there's far more potential lulz in creating complete fantasies that JT will endlessly bring up in court/try to get others to bring up, despite it being inadmissable as evidence.

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But will the site contain his appearance on the Jace Hall show, and all the hilarious spoofs, songs, and strips based on him? Gotta give the people a reason to come back, after all! Futile lawsuits doomed to batter helplessly against the Constitution is just the hook, man!

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This is going to get DDoS'D so bad.

Fax Machine Violence

Let's see...

Copy cat violence... would this have anything to do with all the faxes he's made that have killed and damaged fax machines over the years?

This site will just make more people realize that he really can't see the forest for the trees when opposed.  I've noticed in Judge Tunis' ruling that he just focuses on one aspect of his opposition to threaten, embarrass, and just otherwise harrass them.  I expect little different on his new site.

Besides, when he's disbarred, he's going to have a lot more time on his hands when he realizes he can't practice law anymore.

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We have found out that critics don't even need websites to get cyber-attacked. If the spamming of fake reviews on Cooper Lawrence's book on Amazon is any indication, the IT support guys for Jack Thompson's web host are going to have a new purpose in working overtime...

By the way, should I create a website called Copycat Comedy? There's a lot of comedy in TV and videogames now, and comedy is happening on the streets at an alarming rate.

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Honestly, the first thing that came to mind was something like this.  I'm probably going to be disappointed again. :(

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I wonder how much gay porn will be present on the site... considering his fasination with it.

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At worst, a study may have found a corellation, however, none of the studies found causation. In fact, it is very hard for a study to definitively find causation, there are too many variables. Of course he will hide the studies that prove him wrong.

So if he is already baselessly misrepresenting these studies, I'm wondering if he will have the gall to actually link to them. I can just about guarentee he won't have any sort of forum or feedback.

The only difference is that he'll now introduce himself as attorney, been on 60 minutes, worte a book AND I have a webpage!".

 

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you just know some /btards or gonna ddos this into oblivion.

 

Re: JT Has New URL

One of the following things will happen:

- Jack never actually sets up the site

-Jack sets up the site and it gets spammed to HTML hell

-Jack sets up the site and it just sits there in cyperspace doing absolutely nothing.

 

I'm not sure why Jack's bothering with this. Like Benji said, he's obviously trying to sponge money from people hoping to make a return in court settlements. Doesn't he realise that ANYONE who even considers donating money to this "organization" is going to do a background check on Thompson and his cause? One Google search for "Jack Thompson" throws up numerous reasons for why you'd be more likely to see a return in your investment if you were to flush it down the toilet rather than give it to Jack.

Infact, I'm pretty sure all the gamepolitics articles and that rather damming wikipedia article would show up at the very top of a google search page well before www.copycatviolence.com does, thus scaring off people even visiting the site in the first place.

Plus, even if there was someone out there who actually agreed with Jack's idea that videogames cause violence, there's still no reason to give money to Jack. Jack has lost EVERY SINGLE video game related case he's ever had. Even if you believed he was doing the "right" thing, there's still no reason to believe you'd ever get your money back through settlements.

 

 

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One Google search for "Jack Thompson" throws up numerous reasons for why you'd be more likely to see a return in your investment if you were to flush it down the toilet rather than give it to Jack.

Heh, like I have been saying, the internet is NOT Jack's friend!  He can try to rewrite history all he wants, but things like this site, the wiki article, and faint traces of his online presence(in other words, the LJ stuff the wiki can't cover, as well as all the spams he sends places) will be out there and kept up to date.

What I want to know is just why is he bothering, for the most part he hasn't even been able to insert himself & his agenda into such cases, and those cases usually ignore the "video games made them do it" defense because it is a load of BS and there are better things to focus on.  The massacre chaser has been spamming and harassing people to have him represent them, but even they know better then to hire the likes of him.

Jack might as well just go into the gay-porn or spamming business...

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Why not combine his two loves and spam gay porn?

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Infact, I'm pretty sure all the gamepolitics articles and that rather damming wikipedia article would show up at the very top of a google search page well before www.copycatviolence.com does, thus scaring off people even visiting the site in the first place.

Not only for journalism reasons, but also because JT's website is not as old as GP or Wikipedia. Google places higher link authority for domains that have existed for a longer time.

Also, it's not too hard to play the Google search engine in a way to put the website in hilarious search results. For instance, it happened before with George W. Bush's biography page linking from searches of "Miserable failure". Keyword spamming and hiding is one of many ways to get your website to the top, whether in a good or bad light.

Re: JT Has New URL

You guys are missing the fun part.

Now we get to commit as much rape, murder, cannibalism, mayhem, and mass destruction as we want, and get away with it because we're gamers!

Awesome!

Re: JT Has New URL

And we even get to have Jack Thompson defend us in court!

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So why are they called "Allegeded Criminals" when WE are called Criminals,Rapists,Murders,Baby Killers,Terrorists,Jihadists,Nazis,Drug Addicts,Stoners,UnGodly,Sinners,Immoral by Jack Thompson for playing games?

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I get the feeling somebody'll hack and deface his site within a month.

Don't get me wrong.  He wants to waste his 2 megs of space in the 'net, let him.  I just think trying to get a foothold for your "cause" in what is essentially enemy territory is a fairly unrealistic goal.  And I honestly think he'd be better off paying for therapy for his paranoid delusions than he would for a website.  But hey, you know what?  I wish him luck, because he's going to need it.

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Does anyone happen to have any screenshots of Jack's previous websites?

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You can use the internet archive to look through the old sites if you know the url.

Stopkill.com only had two really different versions over the years, here and here

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Ahh... I see.  Thanks.

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You know, he could actually finish the site before telling everyone about it. He made that big announcement about jackandgoliath.com and never even made it (if I recall, he said he was too busy to manage a website, which I think was also an excuse for not getting his own blog instead of piggybacking on GP).

And remembering the appearances of stopkill.com and theflabar.org, he should probably hire a professional web designer.

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He's gonna put a single press release on the site, then not update it for a month or two, get another website, post another press release on it, not update that one either.

Then when the hosting contract or domain name registration expires, the site will be dead.

Just like every other website of his before.

-- http://pixelantes.blogspot.com/

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This may well lead to the first all-volunteer distributed DOS attack.

Then again, can you imagine what an awesome challenge this would be for a network security professional who really wants a test? An achievement & 200 gamerpoints for completing day 1 network security on Hard... Damn I feel like asking jack for a job! Then again it is jack, he'll assume I'm soliciting sex because I've played GTA...

If there is a "l00k @ wut teh ev1l gamrz say!" section and he publishes private correspondence could that be a cause for a lawsuit?

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There's plenty of voluntary DDOS

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Of course, "soon" in JT's world means "never," just like all of his other baseless threats, accusations, and mistruths, such as:

jackandgoliath.com (tooting own horn much?)
Deposing the president.
"You're the only lawyer in America who can win this!!!!"
EA Client

Should i even try to further scratch away at this tip of the iceberg?

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Ah, yes the good old "I'm making a website." routine. THis has been tried. This will fail. This is just another excuse for him to claim that he is being targeted for persecution.  When his new site gets hit wit hthe spam and denial of service, he will claim that the attack was orchestrated by Dennis and/or Take Two in an effort to "silence" the "truth" he will sharing.

Best of luck John Bruce. If you need a web developer for the site. Let me know. Its what  Ido for a living. You have my email.

E. Zachary Knight
http://www.editorialgames.com
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/okceca
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Dang EZ, you'd actually work for him?  Setting aside any questions regarding the agenda in the name of professionalism, the phrase "Nightmare client" comes to mind.  I would suggest bulletproofing your fax machine.

"Even if it was online gaming that somehow inspired him to kill his parents, he must have realised at some point that they wouldn't drop any good loot." - GP member, Doomsong

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All in the name of the almighty dollar. That is the John Bruce motto after all.

E. Zachary Knight
http://www.editorialgames.com
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/okceca
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325674091

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Make sure to leave a backdoor open for us  ;)

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

Re: JT Has New URL

I think Jack already did that with the gay porn he paid for then filed with the Florida court system.


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