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The Sex.Com Chronicles: A White-Hat Lawyer's Journey to the Dark Side of the Internet Paperback – December 16, 2008
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It was an interesting read, mostly for the subject matter. The writing itself wasn't spectacular--it's well edited, so you no glaring grammar or spelling errors like you'd see from bad fan fiction, but the organization and style don't really add much to make the material exciting.
Now I sincerely regret putting a few bucks in the author's pocket. Though he styles himself as a so-called "white hat," if you look at the public records on his most recent, prominent case, he's basically defending a copyright infringer by filing frivolous defamation lawsuits against the guy whose work was stolen because he had the audacity to publicly complain about his work being stolen. I would not be surprised if the California bar decides to bring sanctions against him for filing motions with no basis in fact or law.
I would never recommend that anyone steal someone else's copyrighted work, but if someone did pirate Carreon's work, and then sued him for complaining about it, I imagine the irony would be lost on him.
Moreover, Carreon's later dishonesty and lack of integrity makes me question how honest the contents of this book really was. We know from the public record who won, what evidence and arguments were presented, and what side the court came down on, but I no longer know whether to believe Carreon's version of events leading up to the case.Read more ›
You'll thank me silently at night.
I would advise all potential purchasers not to buy this book just in case the same thing happens to you.
I would not recommend this book.
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It's pretty obvious from the reviews here that the author has had his reputation attacked by an internet mob. Read morePublished 13 months ago by MariaMaria
I literally couldn't put this book down the second I started to read it while on vacation. It's a great true story of a fascinating case for those of us who grew up to see the... Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by Anthony J Sullivan
I'll preface this by saying that I first heard about the author due to his (much publicised) representation of Funnyjunk. Read morePublished on August 2, 2012 by AussieAndy
everything that came out a person's mouth was feces. This concept is manifest in Charles Carrion's book. Read morePublished on June 21, 2012 by astarre
Do not buy this book. There are other, better accounts of the Sex.com adventure, and Charles Carreon is a litigious jerk whose skin is as thin as his hair.Published on June 19, 2012 by Someday Maywe
Reading this book was like having my fingernails pulled with pliers. Please don't buy this book. Donate to cancer charities. Donate to kodiak bear charities. Read morePublished on June 19, 2012 by Scrambles, nooooooooooo
Whatever. If you want to read about this guy, get a highly rated book:
Sex.com: One Domain, Two Men, Twelve Years and the Brutal Battle for the Jewel in the Internet's... Read more
Self-styled (and self-obsessed) "white hat" lawyer Charles Carreon lets his personality get in the way of a good story. Not recommended.Published on June 19, 2012 by A. Reader
The way this book switches from unnecessarily technical legalese to choppy stunted sentences one might expect to find in a 7 year old's essay about the first Thanksgiving. Read morePublished on June 18, 2012 by Clintiskeen