Some websites recently released their evaluation of Meta Utopia.   

An ordinary “metaverse” MLM crypto Ponzi scheme, Meta Utopia is itself.   

But as part of our investigation, we linked Nicholas Coppola to the mastermind of the Ponzi scheme.   

Or, rather, he did so via an Instagram story that has since been removed:

Coppola appears to have objected to his association with Meta Utopia being made public.  

He just intends to operate as a covert crypto-broker Ponzi fraudster.   

Nicholas Coppola is now a member of our DMCA Wall of Shame. 

We have received two emails from “Dincer Odabasi” of “Copyright Support” in the last twenty-four hours. The emails were sent on Nicholas Coppola’s behalf.  Copyright Support advertises on its shoddy website that it will ruthlessly and definitively erase any damaging or defamatory information discovered online or via Google searches.   

In his first email, Odabasi tries to pull the old “right to be forgotten” ruse.   

“Hello, Madam.   

We provide and demand that the content be blocked in accordance with the privacy clause due to the right to be forgotten. We tried contacting the website that posted the article, but got no answer. As a result, we provide the content and ask that you disable it. As it is known, if they are unable to access it, they may apply to the hosting provider and request that the content be removed by the warning method as stated in the first paragraph of Article 9 of Law No. 5651 on the Regulation of Broadcasts Made on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed Through These Broadcasts. Once more, the second paragraph of the same article states that “the content and/or hosting provider shall respond to the requests of persons who claim that their personal rights have been violated owing to the content of the broadcast on the Internet within twenty-four hours at the latest.” We ask that the case filed on our representative’s behalf be dismissed. On the grounds of the European right to be forgotten and the right to the privacy of private life, we have the authority to impose restrictions on access to content. Please be aware that the content owner has been informed but has not responded, so we are requesting that you delete the content. Because of this, we implore and demand that you take it down.”   

This is a standard notice that these con artists use. I am aware of this since Odabasi copied the body of an unrelated email that Odabasi sent me and pasted the same alert to Amazon mentioning another website and client (ruhroh GDPR fail).   

Whatever admirable intentions politicians may have had at first, the reality is that scammers use Europe’s Right to be Forgotten Act as a means of concealing their past.   

Because we do not function under EU law, it does not recognize the right to be forgotten. Additionally, the window in this case is four days from publishing to receiving a takedown notice under the Right to be Forgotten.   

Odabasi continued to misrepresent Turkish legislation as having any relevance in the US, maybe anticipating backlash.   

Due to the Right to be Forgotten and the USA Legal Content Removal Request Pursuant to Law No. 5651, we are unable to delete the content about which we have informed you in accordance with the Constitution. 

The phrase “the Right to be Forgotten and the USA Legal Content Removal Request” doesn’t really make sense, so disregard it. It is absolutely false.  Turkey passed Law No. 5651 in the year 2020. Again, it is confined to Turkey and has nothing to do with the United States.   

A few hours later, Odabasi sent a follow-up email to his initial message, this time threatening copyright-related action.   

“Please take down any content that infringes on our representative’s right to privacy.   

Unfortunately, we will get in touch with Google, your hosting provider, and lodge a copyright claim if you don’t remove the news content. I beg you to please put the story away. Regards, HELP FOR COPYRGHT We frequently use “third-party logos and pictures,” as mentioned in your DMCA Policy, and under US copyright law, this is allowed through Fair Use.”   

In our MLM news reporting and evaluations, We use photos that are protected by copyright without requesting permission from the owners of those rights. Period.   

Abusing the DMCA takedown procedure involves failing to take Fair Use into account and submitting a false DMCA. Not only will it not function, but the submitter has committed perjury.   

Despite the fact that Copyright Support obviously doesn’t care about the law, the hypocrisy is still worth calling out.   

Scam organizations like Copyright Support rely on the ignorance of the targeted publisher and/or affiliated service providers as part of their business strategy.   

Nicholas Coppola publicly linked himself to Meta Utopia and is active in it to the point where he is close to the founder of the Ponzi scheme, who has not yet been identified.   

No US law has been broken by publishing this material with the supporting documentation.

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