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Ars readers react: Of Daleks and porn trolls

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CORSIWORLD Porn trolls, 3D printed handguns, and complicated Arduino projects all hit the front page this week. Let's start with a feature from Joe Mullin, who sat down with porn troll John Steele for a 90 minute interview. Ars has covered the Prenda saga in-depth over the past several months, but for...
Ars readers react: Of Daleks and porn trolls

'Defendant' In Prenda Law Case Reveals He Agreed To Take A Dive

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Back in December, we wrote about one of Prenda Law's latest tricks (or, rather, a whole bag of tricks) involving using shell companies (who appear to be controlled by Prenda itself, where the CEO may have been faked via identity fraud) to file cases against a single "named" defendant who...
'Defendant' In Prenda Law Case Reveals He Agreed To Take A Dive

Thought Prenda Was Dead? No, It's Up To Its Old Tricks... And More

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Even as Prenda supposedly lays dying, it appears that Team Prenda is up to the same old tricks under a new name. As detailed by FightCopyrightTrolls, Paul Duffy appears to be playing the same game Prenda has played before. Back in December, we wrote about Prenda's big bag of tricks...
Thought Prenda Was Dead? No, It's Up To Its Old Tricks... And More

John Steele's Property Caretaker Intervenes In Copyright Trolling Case, Alleging Identity Theft

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Remember the comedy routine that really was a copyright troll court hearing involving notorious copyright troll lawyer John Steele and a bunch of lawyers who all denied representing the plaintiff? We hoped that people would take that transcript and turn it into a movie, and now, apparently, we may have...
John Steele's Property Caretaker Intervenes In Copyright Trolling Case, Alleging Identity Theft

John Steele To Court: You Have No Evidence That I've Done Anything Wrong

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And, the next filing in the big Prenda showdown has been filed, and it's John Steele's response to the Order to Show Cause (OSC) for why he shouldn't be sanctioned for a variety of misdeeds. Not surprisingly, Steele builds on the previous filings from Paul Hansmeier and from Paul Duffy...
John Steele To Court: You Have No Evidence That I've Done Anything Wrong

Mutual 'Friend' Of John Steele And Alan Cooper Implies That Cooper Was 'Off His Meds' When Accusing Steele Of Identity Fraud

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A bunch of new filings in the main event Prenda case have added some new wrinkles to the ongoing soap opera. The documents were all filed by Heather Rosing, representing Prenda Law, Paul Duffy (officially Prenda's only principal) and Angela Van Den Hemel (a paralegal at Prenda). She is not...
Mutual 'Friend' Of John Steele And Alan Cooper Implies That Cooper Was 'Off His Meds' When Accusing Steele Of Identity Fraud

Peter Hansmeier Denies Connection To Prenda Cases Via Document That Shows He's Connected To The Cases

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And the latest story in As The Prenda Turns... comes (once again) from Ken over at Popehat. As you may recall, Judge Otis Wright hosted a big hearing in which he ordered pretty much everyone associated with Prenda Law to appear. We had talked about how there was a filing...
Peter Hansmeier Denies Connection To Prenda Cases Via Document That Shows He's Connected To The Cases

Prenda Tries Yet Another Loophole; But Entirely Plagiarizes Someone Else's Failed Attempt

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Prenda Law seems to be the gift that keeps on giving if you're writing about absolutely ridiculous attempts at copyright trolling. If 2012 was the year of Righthaven as the representative of brazen, hubristic, bullshit copyright trolling getting its due, 2013 looks to be the year of John Steele /...
Prenda Tries Yet Another Loophole; But Entirely Plagiarizes Someone Else's Failed Attempt

RIAA Lobbyist-Turned-Judge: ISPs Deserve Copyright Trolls For Not Stopping Infringement

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We've written about judge Beryl Howell a few times before. She's the recently-appointed judge whose immediate job prior to that was as a lobbyist for the RIAA. Before that, she worked for the Judiciary Committee and was apparently a key player in drafting the DMCA. It seems pretty damn clear...
RIAA Lobbyist-Turned-Judge: ISPs Deserve Copyright Trolls For Not Stopping Infringement

John Steele's Claims About Alan Cooper Contradicted By History

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Earlier this week, we wrote about John Steele's attempt at the character assassination of Alan Cooper, his former home caretaker who accused Steele of forging his name on various documents concerning shell companies associated with Prenda, the law firm Steele worked for. As part of that filing, Steele tried to...
John Steele's Claims About Alan Cooper Contradicted By History

Prenda Law: Let The Other Shoes Hit The Floor

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Ken White blogs at Popehat. He's a litigator and criminal defense attorney at Brown White & Newhouse LLP in Los Angeles. His views are his alone, not those of his firm. All of my coverage of the Prenda Law saga is collected here. Last week I described how Prenda...
Prenda Law: Let The Other Shoes Hit The Floor

Angry Judge Tears Prenda Copyright Trolls Apart

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It’s been a long time coming but finally the highly questionable actions of copyright trolling company Prenda Law are being laid bare. The company has subjected hundreds of individuals to intense misery with their actions so it was no surprise that a few hours ago Twitter was alive with people...
Angry Judge Tears Prenda Copyright Trolls Apart
Top Prenda officials want to skip hearing: "no dog in this fight"
Defendant asks judge to punish porn troll for lying to the court

Ex-Prenda Lawyer Brett Gibbs Pleads Poverty To Judge Wright

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While Brett Gibbs has "parted ways" with Prenda and its copyright trolling, from all appearances he was an instrumental part of many of its efforts. Of course, the three main players, John Steele, Paul Hansmeier and Paul Duffy, were quick to throw Gibbs under a bus in Judge Wright's courtroom...
Ex-Prenda Lawyer Brett Gibbs Pleads Poverty To Judge Wright

Did Paul Duffy's Wife Admit That He Was Engaged In Interstate Extortion On Facebook?

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Paul Duffy, as many of you know, is one of the key players in the Prenda/Anti-Piracy Law Group game. In fact, he's "officially" the only named partner of Prenda -- though others have argued that it's really John Steele and Paul Hansmeier pulling Duffy's strings. Either way, Duffy might want...
Did Paul Duffy's Wife Admit That He Was Engaged In Interstate Extortion On Facebook?

Prenda Law Fails In Attempt To Remove Judge Who Wants To Know Who Is Alan Cooper

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Remember Brett Gibbs? The California-based lawyer, who is handling a bunch of Prenda Law cases, has been trying to avoid the inevitable in some cases in California. As you may recall, Prenda Law was formed, in part, by copyright troll John Steele. Recently, Prenda has been involved in a number...
Prenda Law Fails In Attempt To Remove Judge Who Wants To Know Who Is Alan Cooper
Leading porn troll's mastermind is the world's most evasive witness

Brett Gibbs Returns The Favor: Points Out That Steele And Hansmeier Were In Control Over Florida Prenda Farce

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While all of the attention on Prenda lately has been on the case being overseen by Judge Otis Wright in California, we shouldn't forget about the Sunlust case in Florida that really was probably the start of the fall of the house of Prenda. That was the case with the...
Brett Gibbs Returns The Favor: Points Out That Steele And Hansmeier Were In Control Over Florida Prenda Farce

Prenda Law Issues Subpoena For IP Addresses Of Every Visitor To Critic Blogs For The Past Two Years

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This is rather incredible. We already wrote about Prenda Law's series of defamation lawsuits against commenters on two key blogs that have been instrumental in exposing their shenanigans: FightCopyrightTrolls and DieTrollDie. While John Steele has dismissed his claim, the other two suits are still moving forward as far as I...
Prenda Law Issues Subpoena For IP Addresses Of Every Visitor To Critic Blogs For The Past Two Years

As Prenda Hearing Nears, We Discover Allan Mooney Has No Clue That He's Listed As Representing Prenda Shell Companies

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As we near the Prenda hearing that's scheduled for 1:30 pm this afternoon, in which everyone is supposed to be showing up for Judge Otis Wright, the Star Tribune in Minnesota has a decent summary article about the entire mess, with particular focus on the case's ties to Minnesota, where...
As Prenda Hearing Nears, We Discover Allan Mooney Has No Clue That He's Listed As Representing Prenda Shell Companies

John Steele: I'm Just A 'Business Development' Guy Who Has Nothing To Do With These Lawsuits

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As I've said, John Steele reminds me of some folks I've met who think they're smarter than everyone else and have outsmarted the whole system. They tend to believe they can talk their way out of anything. And while he pled the Fifth (or, had his lawyer say he was...
John Steele: I'm Just A 'Business Development' Guy Who Has Nothing To Do With These Lawsuits

Alan Cooper, Paul Godfread Call Prenda Law's Bluff On Defamation Lawsuit

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We were somewhat surprised by Prenda Law, John Steele and Paul Duffy choosing to sue various critics for defamation, and specifically charging Alan Cooper and Paul Godfread with defamation. Cooper, of course, was the home caretaker for some John Steele Properties who discovered that his name was somehow involved in...
Alan Cooper, Paul Godfread Call Prenda Law's Bluff On Defamation Lawsuit
Prenda lawyer to judge: don't judge me for not talking
"Look, you may hate me": 90 minutes with John Steele, porn troll
Porn trolling firm dogged by identity theft allegations

More Prenda Insanity: Lawyer Claims Defendant Erased Infringing Activity Using A Registry Cleaner, Citing A Single EHow Submission

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Are you ready for some more fun courtesy of Prenda Law? While there are many copyright trolls wandering the judicial system, few have proven more entertaining than Prenda Law and its partners in unintentional levity, including AF Holdings, John Steele and superlawyer Brett Gibbs. Brett Gibbs takes center stage (again)...
More Prenda Insanity: Lawyer Claims Defendant Erased Infringing Activity Using A Registry Cleaner, Citing A Single EHow Submission

Prenda Continues Character Assassination Of Alan Cooper

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You may recall that Prenda briefly tried a strategy of claiming that Alan Cooper was mentally unstable and off his meds in trying to explain to Judge Otis Wright why Cooper said he had absolutely nothing to do with AF Holdings, despite his purported signature being on court documents as...
Prenda Continues Character Assassination Of Alan Cooper
Defense lawyer shows Steele's links to Prenda Law

Copyright Troll Submits Entire Filing About How 'Radical, Quasi-Anarchist' EFF Should Be Blocked From Participating In Case

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While not everyone agrees with the EFF's position on various issues, the group is still pretty widely respected in legal circles. So it seems a bit odd that a copyright troll has apparently decided to spend an entire filing trying to block the EFF from filing an amicus brief ("friend...
Copyright Troll Submits Entire Filing About How 'Radical, Quasi-Anarchist' EFF Should Be Blocked From Participating In Case
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