A review of Meta Utopia has just been released by us.
In and of itself, Meta Utopia is a mundane multi-level-marketing (MLM) cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme.
But in the course of our investigation, we discovered evidence connecting Nicholas Coppola to the scheme’s original mastermind.
Well, he kind of did, via an Instagram story that has since been deleted:
It turns out that Coppola was not pleased to be publicly associated with Meta Utopia. He’d rather operate as a covert crypto-bro Ponzi fraudster.
As of right now, Nicholas Coppola is a proud member of our Wall of Shame.
Two emails from “Dincer Odabasi” at “Copyright Support” have arrived at us in the last day. Nicholas Coppola was the one who actually sent the emails.
copyrightsupport.com is a website that boasts of being able to help you with copyright issues
Get rid of all the damaging and bad information about you on the Internet and Google for good.
Odabasi uses the tired “right to be forgotten” scam in his first email.
We provide and require that the content be disabled in accordance with the privacy agreement, as it violates our right to be forgotten and our right to privacy.
We reached out to the website where we found the article, but did not hear back. This is why we provide the means to disable the content and ask that you do so.
If they are unable to access it, they can apply to the hosting provider and request that the content be removed by the warning method, as per 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.
The second paragraph of the same article states that “the requests of people who believe that their personal rights have been violated owing to the content of the broadcast on the internet are responded to by the content and/or hosting provider within twenty-four hours at the latest.”
Regarding the case that was started on our behalf, we ask that it be dismissed. Based on the European right to be forgotten and personal autonomy, we can limit who can view certain content.
Please be aware that the content owner has been notified but has not responded to our requests for removal. This is why we insist that you take it down immediately.”
Scammers frequently use templates like this one when communicating with their victims. The email Odabasi sent me contained a copy of a warning he had sent to Amazon about another website and client (ruhroh GDPR fail), so I knew exactly what he was up to.
Regardless of the good intentions behind it, Europe’s “Right to be Forgotten” regulation has become a mechanism for fraudsters to cover up their tracks.
Since it is not subject to EU law, we do not observe the Right to be Forgotten. In this case, the right to be forgotten notice period is four days from the date of publication until the notice is received.
Odabasi continued to falsely assert that Turkish law had relevance in the United States, perhaps anticipating resistance.
We are not removing the content about which we have alerted you in accordance with the Right to be Forgotten and the USA Legal Content Removal Request Pursuant to Law No. 5651 because doing so would violate the Constitution.
Aside from the fact that the above text makes no sense, “the Right to be Forgotten and the USA Legal Content Removal Request” do not exist. It’s completely fabricated.
In 2020, the Turkish government issued a bill with the number 5651. Once again, it is a Turkish issue that has nothing to do with the United States.
A few hours later, Odabasi sent another email, this one threatening legal action on the basis of copyright violations.
“Please take down the posts that reveal private information about our representative.
If you don’t take down the news articles, we’ll have to file a copyright claim with your web provider, Google.
Please put the book away; I can’t listen to this right now.
GROUP SUPPORT FOR COPYRIGHT”
Using “third-party logos and images,” as noted in our Policy, “is authorised through Fair Use under US copyright law.”
When reporting on and reviewing MLM companies, BehindMLM does not seek nor do we need the permission of copyright holders to use copyrighted photos. Period.
It is an abuse of the DMCA takedown process to ignore Fair Use and file a spurious DMCA. This approach is not only useless but also constitutes perjury on the part of the submitter.
Although it’s obvious that Copyright Support doesn’t care about the law, it’s still hypocritical of them to act like they do.
In order to succeed, scam operations like Copyright Support rely on the naiveté of the targeted publisher and/or connected service providers.
In a public display of affiliation, Nicholas Coppola has placed himself in close proximity to the unnamed mastermind of the Meta Utopia Ponzi scheme.
Publication of this material with supporting documentation does not violate any laws in the United States.
On July 2, 2022, we learned that Dincer Odabasi has ramped up his DMCA fraud efforts.
Odabasi recycles his iT’s IlLeGaL tO rEsEaCh sCaMmErS! argument in a “court order” he submitted to Google on June 28. absurd, but it does include this:
“We request that the content be withdrawn from the publication and access to it be prohibited in accordance with the private life clause and the court record we will provide you.”
According to Odabasi, a Turkish statute serves as a “court document” that prevents scammers from filing reports in other countries. What a terrible thing to happen.