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Mike C's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Prenda, prenda, prenda... (hat tip to Jan Brady). What... you thought I'd lead with something else? Ohhhhh, fine! So here we are at the end of another week and what a week it was. We started off Monday with April Fool's Day and there were a couple of fools to...
Mike C's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Prenda Lawyer Says Georgia Court Should Ignore Judge Wright's Order Because... Look! Hackers!

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Remember Jacques Nazaire? He's the local counsel for Prenda in a case in Georgia who was trying desperately to get the judge there to ignore Judge Wright's order in California, which lays out how Prenda's lawsuits are highly questionable, and likely against the law. He was so desperate that he...
Prenda Lawyer Says Georgia Court Should Ignore Judge Wright's Order Because... Look! Hackers!

Porn troll, accused of ID theft, says defense lawyer made up client

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Prenda Law, the ethically challenged law firm whose antics have faced growing scrutiny in recent months, just keeps digging its hole deeper. The firm is facing charges that it named a Minnesota man as the CEO of two litigious shell companies without the man's knowledge or permission. A California...
Porn troll, accused of ID theft, says defense lawyer made up client
Angry judge calls porn troll's bluff, orders entire firm to court

Prenda's Brett Gibbs Finally Answers Some Questions; No Mention Of Alan Cooper

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With the news breaking of copyright troll firm Prenda Law, along with John Steele and Paul Duffy (who basically appear to be Prenda) suing a bunch of critics for defamation, it's worth remembering that the challenges to some of their existing lawsuits are still ongoing. Brett Gibbs, who has been...
Prenda's Brett Gibbs Finally Answers Some Questions; No Mention Of Alan Cooper

Deep Dive: Prenda Law Is Dead

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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 Prenda Law is collected here. Today the Prenda Law enterprise encountered an extinction-level event....
Deep Dive: Prenda Law Is Dead

Team Prenda Shows Up In Court, Pleads The Fifth... Angry Judge Ends Hearing In 12 Minutes

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Well that happened much faster than expected. While Judge Otis Wright apparently had cleared his entire schedule today for the Prenda hearing, the actual hearing lasted all of 12 (count 'em) minutes, with Judge Wright declaring "we're done" before storming out. We'll have a more detailed writeup from Ken White,...
Team Prenda Shows Up In Court, Pleads The Fifth... Angry Judge Ends Hearing In 12 Minutes

Prenda Law Tries To Close The Barn Door After The Horse Has Lawyered Up

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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. My prior coverage of the Prenda Law saga is here. Yesterday, March 14, as Judge Wright was busy...
Prenda Law Tries To Close The Barn Door After The Horse Has Lawyered Up

Second man says porn troll used his name without permission

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A second Minnesota man has now accused the porn trolling firm Prenda Law of using his identity without his knowledge or permission. The revelation comes in a Sunday article from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Allan Mooney has been listed in business filings as the manager of MCGIP LLC, a porn...
Second man says porn troll used his name without permission
Top Prenda officials want to skip hearing: "no dog in this fight"

Prenda lawyers take Fifth Amendment; judge storms out: "We're done"

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LOS ANGELES—After months of taking what seemed like reckless risks to further their porn-trolling campaign, the top lawyers associated with Prenda Law seem to have finally realized how much trouble they're in. They were ordered to appear today in the Los Angeles courtroom of Judge Otis Wright to answer...
Prenda lawyers take Fifth Amendment; judge storms out: "We're done"

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?

Judge Wright Sentences Prenda To Poetic Justice

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Yesterday we covered Judge Wright's order against Team Prenda, noting the key points and the healthy serving of Star Trek references. However, in that post we left out one beautifully comedic bit of just desserts that Wright placed in the ruling, which H. Poteat was kind enough to point out....
Judge Wright Sentences Prenda To Poetic Justice
Porn troll facing ID theft charges wants judge off case
Judge hints at jail time for porn troll Prenda Law over identity theft
Leading porn troll's mastermind is the world's most evasive witness

Prenda Lawyer Says Judge Wright's Order Is Inapplicable In Georgia Because California Recognizes Gay Marriage

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So, you may recall that as a part of Judge Otis Wright's Prenda sentencing, he ordered that a copy of the ruling be submitted in every other case involving Prenda: For the sake of completeness, the Court requests Pietz to assist by filing a report, within 14 days, containing contact...
Prenda Lawyer Says Judge Wright's Order Is Inapplicable In Georgia Because California Recognizes Gay Marriage

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

Judge Wright Orders Second Prenda Hearing, Tells Everyone They Better Actually Show Up This Time

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This morning, Judge Otis Wright issued a new order in the big Prenda case, in which he's set up a new hearing, for March 29th, and made it quite clear that everyone associated with Prenda had better show up this time. He's rejected the motions from Team Prenda claiming that...
Judge Wright Orders Second Prenda Hearing, Tells Everyone They Better Actually Show Up This Time

Paul Duffy Does, In Fact, File A Bond To Cover Fees In Prenda Case

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Well, it took a while before it showed up in the court's electronic system, but it appears that Paul Duffy did, in fact, get a bond, for $101,650, to cover the amount that Prenda has been told to pay. As you may recall, the various lawyers associated with Team Prenda...
Paul Duffy Does, In Fact, File A Bond To Cover Fees In Prenda Case

Prenda Law Update: How Do You Serve An Alan Cooper Who Might Not Exist?

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Having taken a break from visiting the docket for the big Prenda showdown in California, I'd missed the latest interesting update in the case. As you may recall, Judge Otis Wright has ordered all of Team Prenda back to his court room on April 2nd, for what should be an...
Prenda Law Update: How Do You Serve An Alan Cooper Who Might Not Exist?

Federal Judge Fires Phasers, Photons at Prenda for $80k Damages

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The long-awaited order following last month’s Prenda Law sanctions hearing is now out, and it’s a doozy. After a hearing that lasted 12 minutes and consisted of lawyers pleading the fifth, there was little doubt that Federal Judge Otis Wright was not best pleased, and it was evident in the order he...
Federal Judge Fires Phasers, Photons at Prenda for $80k Damages

Angry judge blasts porn trolls: "Someone has an awful lot to hide"

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LOS ANGELES, CA—In a Los Angeles federal courtroom on a blindingly sunny Monday afternoon, US District Judge Otis Wright expressed incredulity at the sheer gall of the Prenda porn trolling firm. Judge Wright had ordered six other Prenda affiliates (or alleged affiliates) to show up in response to his...
Angry judge blasts porn trolls: "Someone has an awful lot to hide"

Porn-trolling failure: Prenda Law can't ditch unhappy judge

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Prenda Law, a law firm that has sued thousands of people for allegedly sharing pornographic videos online, has gone through one bizarre legal turn after another. Prenda was accused of identity theft when papers were filed alleging that the firm had named a Minnesota man as the head of two shell...
Porn-trolling failure: Prenda Law can't ditch unhappy judge

Team Prenda Does Not Show Up In Court; Judge Is Not Amused

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We'll have a more complete report soon from Ken "Popehat" White, who was in the courtroom for the Prenda hearing today and will be writing about it for us (and for his own site), but for the quick version of what happened, with a huge assist from both Adam Steinbaugh...
Team Prenda Does Not Show Up In Court; Judge Is Not Amused

John Steele Plans To Appeal Judge Wright's Order; Says Judge Is 'No Fan Of IP Law'

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While Judge Otis Wright may have been careful to set the financial punishment for Prenda at just less than how much it will cost to appeal, it appears that will not stop John Steele from appealing. Apparently, Steele doesn't seem to recognize that speaking to the press given his current...
John Steele Plans To Appeal Judge Wright's Order; Says Judge Is 'No Fan Of IP Law'

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 lawyers fire back at Prenda's "know nothing" defense

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The various lawyers linked with Prenda law have been, one at a time, filing their statements with the court. Paul Hansmeier filed his response to Judge Wright's order on Tuesday, and the final Prenda-linked attorney, John Steele, has now filed his. It has mostly similar defenses, suggesting that Steele's...
Defense lawyers fire back at Prenda's "know nothing" defense

Prenda's Paul Hansmeier Asks Appeals Court To Delay Sanctions; Appeals Court Says 'No, Try Again'

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Well, well. Some Prenda supporters (shockingly, they exist) in our comments have been arguing that Judge Otis Wright's order against Team Prenda is the sign of a rogue judge who will get overturned. Of course, similar actions underway in other district courts suggest otherwise. On top of that, it would...
Prenda's Paul Hansmeier Asks Appeals Court To Delay Sanctions; Appeals Court Says 'No, Try Again'
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